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Bole Ethiopian Restaurant

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1640 Virginia Ave, College Park, GA 30337
+1 404-549-9111
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 22:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Took my daughter, her fiance and my wife - two vegans, two carnivores. We ordered the sampler for 3 and added spicy rice. Having told the waitress there were the two vegans, she had the meat dishes plated, otherwise I suppose those items would have been all on the same tray as the vegetables. Still managed to take home leftovers... More 

Thank Mr1Swag
Atlanta, Georgia
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

T'was my second visit to Bole and again I was delighted with the speed and friendliness of service along with the delicious food. I thoroughly enjoyed my enormous veggie combo. It arrived at my table piping hot with cool injera on the side. I would love to give the restaurant 5-stars, but the restaurant inspection score is only 80%. I... More 

Thank MagicWandi
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

You'll enjoy the wonderfully authentic cuisine combined with big portions for a reasonable price. The space is big and authentically decorated. There may be a bit of a language barrier between you and the staff, but the food is worth it!

1 Thank Carissa E
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

The food was great. Loved the Shiro and Goman! On our first visit we experienced great vegetarian food (there are great meat options as well). We liked the green beans, cabbage with carrots dishes and Goman (greens in kibe ghee). We experienced a fantastic coffee service. The staff and owner made us feel so at home. They treated us like... More 

1 Thank Callmeabutterfl... P
Charlotte, North Carolina
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184 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

For those interested in an Ethiopian cultural and cuisine experience, Bole may be your place. I ordered a vegetarian combo plate which was tasty but somewhat unrecognizable to the un-initiated. There was a bit of a communication issue so I never received a full explanation of what I was eating. However it was tasty very spicy and unique. During the... More 

Thank togojjh
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 890 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Came here with spouse and a friend. For beginners I always recommend the sampler plate, vegetarian or with meat. The sampler for one ($10) is enough for two to share, especially if you add a few Sambusas (like Indian Samosas). We ordered a veg sampler plate for one and spicy shrimp. It was enough for three. I LOVE their layered... More 

2 Thank Saranger
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Our 2nd visit to Bole. We had the honey wine, combination dinner (lamb and beef with all veggies) and light (not spicy) lamb tibs. Everything is delicious. Relaxed environment. We will be back!!

2 Thank Nmchinadoll M
Raleigh, North Carolina
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Bole is a delicious change from other cuisine. This was a wonderful change during the travel week. The food was fresh. The service was wonderful. It is one of those cherished finds! I will return when I am back in Atlanta!

1 Thank schmidtroadwarrior
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We had never tried Ethiopian food before, and decided that Bole was going to change that for us. Bole was clearly a gathering point for people and we were immediately greeted and invited to pick a table. With the help of our waitress and a friendly customer who overheard our attempt to appropriately order, we ended up with lamb awaze... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Edisto Island, South Carolina
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36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Virginia Avenue, for those who know the neighborhoods around the Atlanta Airport, is known for its low-end stores and fast-food restaurants. But should your travels take you to this part of Atlanta, you might consider stopping at Bole Ethiopian restaurant. The food is excellent and the value is outstanding. My wife and I both tried the vegetarian sampler and agreed... More 

Thank Jim D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1640 Virginia Ave, College Park, GA 30337
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  College Park
  • Phone Number: +1 404-549-9111

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