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Bati Ethiopian Kitchen

4.6
4.6
16 Reviews
$30 and under
Ethiopian
Awarded "100 best things to eat and drink in New York" by Time Out Magazine, Bati is a traditional Ethiopian restaurant in the heart of Fort Greene.
We offer a vegan menu as well as delicacies such as Doro Wett (spicy chicken stew) and our famous Kitfo (prime beef tartar in spiced clarified butter).

We invite you to join us in a casually elegant setting to experience traditional communal dinning with a glass of tej-honey wine or some Ethiopian beer.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Ethiopian

  • Hours of operation

    mon-thurs 5pm--10pm fri 5pm--11pm sat 1pm--11pm sun 1pm--10pm

  • Phone number

    (718) 797-9696

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Hibist Legesse

  • Catering

    We cater both to small or large groups. Vegan, Non-vegan and gluten-free options are available.

  • Neighborhood

    Fort Greene

  • Cross street

    S. Portland Ave.

  • Parking details

    street parking

  • Public transit

    C to Lafayette Ave<br />G to Fulton Street<br />2 3 4 5 N R Q D B to Atlantic Ave

  • Additional

    Beer, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 16 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. One of my favorite restaurants in all of Brooklyn!
  2. PE

    PhilipE

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Tasty but not enough protein/meat. Service and ambience was OK.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So great! The food is incredible! Be aware, you eat with your hands, using the bread, but it's delicious and fun! Such a fun date!
  4. SM

    SafiM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Finally had a chance to relax and dine. I live a few blocks ways and never get a chance. Wish the menu had fish as does Ethiopian restaurants in the lower east side Manhattan.
  5. C

    Clarissa

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bati is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. Period. The food is delicious, the people are lovely, the space is beautiful and cozy...I can't wait til next time!
  6. TG

    TonyG

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. The atmosphere was intimate. We dined before a screening at BAM. Highly recommended. We have eaten Ethiopian food all over the world. This was some of the tastiest.
  7. AG

    AbbyG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2018

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    I was very happy to go to Bati Ethiopian during New York African Food Week. I not only got to eat yummy food, but was able to support a black-owned business. I heard of them through the blog Black-owned Brooklyn. The atmosphere is great, the food is tasty, and the honey mead is sweet with a nutty aftertaste. My boyfriend and I got assorted meat and vegetarian platters and it came all together on one tray. It was somewhat hard to tell what was meat and what wasn't, but we both eat meat so it didn't matter. It all tasted good!
  8. U

    Unsatisfied

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great vegan options, Food is authentic and delicious. It's in fort green so on a sunny day it is great people watching if your near a window. You really see all the faces of Brooklyn.
  9. EM

    EvanM

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    My wife introduced me to this place. Initially, I was concerned with eating at a place without utensils and I don't do well with spicy. However there are options not too spicy, eating with just our hands was fun (there was a serving spoon) and, the staff is super friendly!
  10. o

    ossony

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It is an outstanding restaurant with a great service and food, even though GF full menu should be available all the time, it was my second time there but on a weekday and unfortunately as the first time it was not GF injera available, which is, in my opinion, fundamental base for all its menu, we were provided by an amazing dinner without injera and GF, but still injera is a must to have with their food
  11. BJ

    BrionnaJay

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bati was a great restaurant for dinner with a friend to celebrate her birthday! Thanks to the waiter Teddy for taking such great care of us, and for his great wine recommendations.
  12. JA

    JessAdams

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good Ethiopian food. Staff served the food much quicker than in most Ethiopian restaurants I've eaten in.
  13. a

    anonymous

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    This is my second time eating here and I really enjoyed the warm food and great Afro-pop music. The service was attentive without being annoying and the added touches were nice (e.g., adding a little extra helping to the veggie platter). Note: the space is a little chilly when the outside temperature drops, especially when the door opens. Many restaurants add a temporary vestibule or heavy drapes to the door during the winter months to keep the wind out of the dining area. I think Bati would benefit greatly from such a set-up. I'll be back again regardless. Thanks!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice ambiance, excellent injira, delicious vegetarian platter. The food portions are relatively small for the price-point, but I recommend Bati Kitchen.
  15. C

    Clarissa

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my all time favorite restaurants. Delicious, reliable, delightful.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2015

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Beautiful romantic cozy restaurant great food, great vegetarian selection! I plan to go back

FAQs

Bati Ethiopian Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 797-9696.

Bati Ethiopian Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 16 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    S. Portland Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Fort Greene

  • Hours of operation

    mon-thurs 5pm--10pm fri 5pm--11pm sat 1pm--11pm sun 1pm--10pm

  • Cuisines

    Ethiopian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    street parking

  • Public transit

    C to Lafayette AveG to Fulton Street2 3 4 5 N R Q D B to Atlantic Ave

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Hibist Legesse

  • Additional

    Beer, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (718) 797-9696

  • Catering

    We cater both to small or large groups. Vegan, Non-vegan and gluten-free options are available.

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