Demera Ethiopian Restaurant

4.9
1158 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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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food, that is spiced to perfection. Definitely would recommend to anyone who likes or would like to try Ethiopian food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was a wonderful experience! The food was great and our waitress was very nice and helpful! I would definitely recommend the family sharing option if you are with a big group. There was more than enough food for the 5 of us. The honey wine was also a major plus, 10/10 would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was lovely and food was absolutely delicious! I’ll definitely be revisiting Demera soon!

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vipBey4
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server was incredible. So sweet and gave great recommendations. Food was great and so were the drinks. Will definitely return

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RebeccaR
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful atmosphere. Good service. Intriguing food. Just a little chilly by the front door. They need to fix that before winter sets in. Delicious South African wine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was pleasurable

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were soaking wet when we arrived so we were not the happiest patrons when we were seated. Our server was so friendly and the food so delicious that we left very happy! Can’t wait to go back!

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NadineK
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was warm. The servers and front of house staff were all so welcoming. They made sure we felt like we were at home. I will definitely be returning. The food was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service…would highly recommend!

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amym
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent taste snd we ordered platter that gave an assortment of all tastes snd it was very tasty. Be prepared for spice flavor and spicy that you get use to. All delicious.

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vipMereleven
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a treat! It was too cold and windy to eat outside (for us, anyway), but they had windows open for ventilation and it was still comfortable inside.

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Mimosamama
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food was absolutely delicious! I didn't really know of any African cuisine before, but I have apparently been missing out! Ridiculously delicious! Get the Tej your life will transcend!

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Karen
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, staff are very kind and informative in answering any questions regarding the menu.

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EWOK
Fayetteville
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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Merritt
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is about my fifth time dining here and I have never been disappointed. Cocktails and food are always fantastic and the service was timely.

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JanelleM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
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
2 reviews
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
3 reviews
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
35 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLily
Chicago
11 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
10 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.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
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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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 4.9 stars by 1158 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.