Demera Ethiopian Restaurant

4.8
1148 Reviews
$30 and under
African

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Good Vegetarian Options
Demera Ethiopian Restaurant offers traditional Ethiopian cuisine in a cozy and casual atmosphere and offers a great selection of African and American beer and homemade Ethiopian honey wine. Our adjusted hours for COVID-19 will be from 12 noon to 8:00pm Sunday to Thursday and 12 noon to 9pm on Friday and Saturday. Available for patio dining, carry out and delivery. We offer a wide variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes and can accommodate gluten allergies. For carryout bottle beer and bottle wine are at 50% off. Visit us www.demerachicago.com.
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JanelleM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff was very accommodating, the food was seasoned perfectly, and the experience was unique. I will be back!

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AubreyW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic authentic food. A kind and attentive staff. Highly recommend!

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AlissaG
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our second time at Demera and the food was as good as we remembered. We sat outside, which was more comfortable for us since the dining room was full and the French doors were mostly closed. The outdoor space is rough but it was fun to take in the activity on the street.

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DavidV
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We love coming here, and drive from Michigan to do so. Love the food, and today this time we had dessert, too.

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ColetteH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delicious and wonderful dinner! We were well attended to throughout our meal. The appetizer and entrées were packed with flavor. All-around lovely experience. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food I have had in a long time!!!

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TuckerD
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great experience! Would definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here on a number of occasions. And as always, the service, food and atmosphere was first class level! I love the energy in this restaurant. The people are so friendly and interactive. Elijah was our waiter and he made my girlfriend who has never been to Demera right at home. She was so excited for this food experience since she has never has Ethiopian food. Elijah exceeded her expectations with the quality of service he provided and the food sent her home to the ancestors! I love this place and now have another patron forever in my friend!

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vipme55
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love trying interesting authentic cuisines from other countries. Great place!

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PadraigS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely time. The food was delicious and the servers were great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A unique dining experience. The staff are so friendly and helpful.

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KellyF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! We tried a sampler of three vegetarian and three meats and all of it was amazing.

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vip2ccRider
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was great!! Food was good. Nice place for family dining.

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vipLily
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, it was my first time having Ethiopian food and the manager was so welcoming and helpful and the food was delicious! Will definitely be returning!

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vipchristene
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was spicy and delicious. Very authentic cuisine.

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MariangelM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have come to this restaurant 100 times and prolly will come 100 more!

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great
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, the staff was friendly. During our meal the wind outside got to dangerous levels and one of the windows blew open; staff members immediately held the window closed and went above and beyond to dry the floors and make things safe again.

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Charles
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. I cannot recommend Demera highly enough. The beets were a family favorite.

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ZGirl18
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at Demera is AMAZING, and the ambiance and service is also sublime.
10/10 recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect place to meet old friends and share in a fantastic meal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great meal, and experience

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing vegetarian/vegan meal. Great service!

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ToriB
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Delicious food. Hostess was nice. Restaurant setting was okay.

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vipkushalt
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was awesome. Just the injerra were too sour which should not have been.

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VictoriaH
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, wonderful dining experience! This was our first visit to the restaurant and we had the best time. All of our dishes were absolutely delicious, the atmosphere was lovely, and the service was wonderful. We had a great time and can't wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food, service, happy faces every time I go. Never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We have been to Demera before and I was really looking forward to their food as it is delicious. We waited over an hour for our entrees and no one checked on us. We only decided to ask our server about our food when the diners who came in twenty minutes after us received their entrees.

Turns out the server just never put the food in or even recorded it. Another person (maybe manager) came over and apologized, blamed it on the server being new or their system or something and had to ask us what we ordered. At that point we decided to close our checks and just eat elsewhere.

They did comp what we did have - drinks and an app, but I was really disappointed. Our original server just never checked on us or apologized after the fact.

Not sure I’ll be back after this.

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MarloK
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolute favorite of mine in the whole city of Chicago. Some of the best food you will ever eat!!!

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RomanZ
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is delicious. So good to be back! The split yellow peas are probably my favorite. Those and the sambussas.

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MeradeyT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic place with consistently delicious food. I’ve dined here over the years and will continue to bring friends and family here. Vibes are great, location is wonderful for people watching. Day or night, it has a wonderful ambiance

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Brian
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding food in a vibrant and energetic space.

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NicoleJ
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant lives up to the hype! Delicious food, easy location, excellent service. Looking forward to dining there again

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rlmoyer
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great, honey wine was delicious, staff was very friendly. It was a little busier than expected and the tables were a bit closer than I would've liked since I'm still hesitant to dine in due to COVID, but the staff were all wearing masks and used gloves, of which I was very appreciative.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and super friendly service. One of our favorites.

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HaileyB
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Ethiopian food I’ve ever eaten & best food in general I’ve eaten in a while. Amazing!

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misslauraanntablereserve
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food and fantastic atmosphere! Definitely will be back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought in a friend for a first time experience. He really enjoyed it.

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Solange
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Fast service, excellent drink menu. Highly recommend.

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AlexisR
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went for dinner on our anniversary. The food was delicious! Great flavors and spices. We had never had Ethiopian food before and were very happy with our meal. The manager had a tiramisu sent to our table which is made in house and it was perfect. It was like ice cream cake and not too sweet. The coffee was spiced also, very hot and strong like espresso. Highly recommended!

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AnnR
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Demera! Most importantly, the food is outta sight delicious. The African beer goes well with it. It’s fun to gather up some food in the injera bread and and eat without utensils. I also like the art and took photos of it before we left. The host and waitpeople are gracious and efficient. What more can you ask? Eat there!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Demera Ethiopian Restaurant using the Order Online button. Demera Ethiopian Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 334-8787.

Demera Ethiopian Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 1148 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.