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Nile Ethiopian Restaurant

#236 of 2,941 Restaurants in Orlando
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7048 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819-8222
+1 407-354-0026
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17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Naples, Florida
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149 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 286 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Orlando. First, we don’t care for chain restaurants, fast food, or too much of the make-believe world outside. We like adventures and authenticity; the Nile is no-faux, the real-deal. Unless you’ve already tried Ethiopian food and know what to expect, you’re likely to think ‘Toto, were not in Kansas anymore’ and you’re... More 

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1 Thank Joseph L
Deltona, Florida
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We picked up our son and his girlfriend at the airport and we wanted to take the somewhere different for dinner. On a whim, we chose the Nile Ethiopian Restaurant. I don't think any of us ate Ethiopian food before although my wife had read about it. We chose 2 of their couples platters and they offered to serve it... More 

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1 Thank TravelJer
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Located in a strip mall near International Dr. and Universal, this unassuming restaurant from the outside, transforms the moment you all in the door and are greeted by all the wonderful aromas coming from the kitchen. Over the years I've eaten at several Ethiopian restaurants and Nile Ethiopian is right up there with the best.

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1 Thank TampaSpazz
Reading, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

My husband wanted to try food from this cuisine (I had eaten it before) and it was very tasty. We had the Ethiopian honey wine (just to say we tried it) and an Ethiopian amber beer (a tangy lager-type) to drink and the large sampler platter with added lamb. It was all tasty. The location is an older strip mall... More 

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1 Thank Tracy S
Whitby, Ontario, Canada
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We went to the Blue Nile in February while on vacation in Florida. We enjoy etheopian food and look forward to going. We were not disappointed in anyway. The decor in the restaurant is very nice. We were promptly seated and ordered our food and it came out in reasonable time and was well presented. The food quality was very... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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87 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I'd never been to an Ethiopian restaurant before, but a friend had been here--and suggested we dine here. The restaurant has a very informal atmosphere and is located in a strip mall--nothing pretentious. But the food was tasty, the service very helpful, and I'm glad I went.

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1 Thank MidwestBoomer
Casselberry, Florida, United States
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76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

I had asked for a surprise birthday dinner at somewhere different. My only hint - I have never had that type of food before. Considering I grew up in NYC, I have eaten at many different types of restaurants, this was going to be quite a challenge. Amongst themselves, they joked about Ethiopian. Well, checking reviews and seeing all the... More 

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1 Thank Ana V
Beverly Hills, Michigan
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230 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Everyone in our large party really enjoyed the food. The vegetarians sat on one end and enjoyed a variety of dishes. The meat-eaters sat at the other end and enjoyed theirs. We told the very kind server that we were really hungry yet waited longer than many other tables that came in later. She was cluelessly waiting for a particular... More 

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Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

My wife and I went recently while visiting Orlando. We ordered the Chef's special for two. It was more than enough and absolutely scrumptious. I have nothing but praise for this restaurant in all respects.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Everywhere we travel, we look for Ethiopian restaurants, Nile is the best we have found so far. Everything is wonderful, be sure to try the honey wine. Shopping center is a bit shabby, don't let that deter you. Go. Now!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7048 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819-8222
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando>  > Florida Center
  • Neighbourhood: Florida Center
  • Phone Number: +1 407-354-0026

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?