Ras Dashen Ethiopian Restaurant
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We were there on a Monday night early, and it really filled up. It is delicious and fresh. I never enjoyed Ethiopian cuisine until now. Very pleasant.
We really enjoyed our meal. Our server was very helpful in selecting things that we would like. The entrees, sides, and injera were all very good. We look forward to going again.
Just finished my leftovers. Just as good the second time around! Fun place.
My favorite restaurant in Chicago. It’s a smaller place so noise happens, the food is amazing so it’s worth it. I try to bring everyone I know here.
Very nice restaurant. Attentive and knowledgeable wait staff. Very nice décor and ambiance. The food was delicious and very well prepared. I will go there again the next time I am in Chicago. Well recommended.
This was our first time enjoying Ethiopian cuisine and we enjoyed it very much!
The food was wonderful and they were very helpful with helping you choose menu items you will enjoy.
It was great!!
This restaurant has fantastic food and service. Great for special occasions, but still casual.
FAVORITE RESTAURANT !! Food was delicious, service was incredible, everyone was so kind and considerate, noise was so low we could actually hear each other! Sat there for 3 hours and did not feel rushed at all. Best Ethiopian food in Chicago. And so affordably priced!!!
Amazing restaurant! Thank you so much for your friendly service and great food.
Food and ambiance and service were so excellent!!!
The best Ethiopian in town ! and in the USA 😁
Excellent cozy place with an unbelievable staff!
Best Ethiopian restaurant in Chicago! Great food, great service. Outdoor eating area. Easy on-street parking.
WE LOVE RAS DASHEN! Thank you for delicious food and a wonderful, comforting atmosphere. Ras Dashen has been the site of many gatherings of friends and family and each time is wonderful and memorable. It is excellent to be able to have a meal that satisfies both vegetarians, vegans, and omnivores. Thank you!
AMAZING food.. The family owns the restaurant and the food and service never disappoint!
Food was delicious and not so spicy . Every dish is flavorful . All freshly cooked. Been a frequent customer there since we found it last year. So yeah,,love the place and food.
Food took a very long time, otherwise it was excellent
Everything is so delicious. I always have a hard time choosing and end up ordering a few things which is tons of food and yummy leftovers!
Chicago is lucky to have an Ethiopian restaurant that is this good in every respect.
Excellent food served in a family owned restaurant. The surroundings are not elegant but quite clean. Clearly the emphasis is on the food. If you like good Ethiopian food, you gotta go there!
Absolutely stellar meal here recently. I'm a fan of Ethiopian food but had never tried this local spot. I'm so glad I did! I brought a friend and we agreed that it's one of our new favorite places. Try the chicken tibs and some veggie items - you won't be disappointed!
Local experience- the food is delicious, staff kind and accommodating. Relaxed and diverse university neighborhood feel.
Got the wrong bill in the end. They tried charging double. Not good for someone who wouldn’t look!!!!! Unacceptable
Food was delicious. Ordered the spinach sambusa which was crispy and flavorful. The veggie sampler is a good deal. The classic red lentils and yellow split peas were good. We tried the kale and sweet and sour red cabbage which were delicious.
Service was good. Beautiful decor.
Service is slow but the tasty food makes up for it!
Very good Ethiopian food, home-cooked and authentic, I recommend stopping in and trying it out 👍
Loved the food. It does take some time to get your food. When it comes the food is great
Delicious food but the the service at Ras Dashen is awful!!! The staff is very friendly. However, you are kept waiting forever! Not exaggerating. Our food took an hour and a half to come out. A couple of things we ordered never even came out. Good thing we were in good company with good conversation otherwise we would have left. We seriously doubt we will go back.
I just love the food at Ras Dashen. The injera is so much better than most of the Ethiopian food in town and the flavors of the food are so bold and distinct. On top of that, great service and atmosphere.
Outstanding restaurant! The food was excellent. The service was excellent! The had a small jazz ensemble that was excellent as well! I would highly recommend Ras Dashen!
Fantastic food on the North Side of Chicago. Honestly one of the best Ethiopian restaurants in Chicago. Service is always warm & friendly.
This fantastic restaurant is perfect for every occasion! The food was delicious and beautifully presented. Our waitress was not only gorgeous-but very helpful in describing the menu. She also told us it is her grandmother who makes the food. The whole experience was excellent and I hope to dine here again on my next visit to Chicago. I would be a “frequent flyer” if I lived in Chicago! Please check this place out-you will love it as I did!!
We love the food at Ras Dashen, but the service was terrible. It took 15 minutes for someone to come to our table after we were seated. It then took another 15 minutes for someone to take our order. Service has really gone down hill and it’s a shame because the food is very good. The service will keep us from visiting again.
I am vegetarian, Indian and the food definitely satisfies my palate- lots of spicy, lots of choices! Fun to eat!
The coffee is awesome. Also the amount of food for the price is cheap!
The service has gone done but food quality is the same.
Ras Dashen is one of my favorite places to visit when in Chicago. Hadn’t been there in six years; it was just as good as I remembered.
Overall experience was okay. But the food is good as always. Value could've been had elsewhere. Service left much to be desired.
I can understand that it was busy. However, you did have three people working as servers plus a bus person, and the place is not that big. If each worked their sections efficiently, service could've been much better!
In the end it's like they knew their service sucks and none of them wanted to make eye contacts when we were leaving. The only person that was very efficient and courteous was the bus person! He also thanked us for coming in while we were leaving.
Always great food and service!
Ras Dashen Ethiopian Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 51 OpenTable diners.