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Addis Abeba

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1322 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-4725
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Fox Point, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Our take-out order from last week was very disappointing - the quality of food at this restaurant has deteriorated substantially. Walked in at 5:30 PM on a weekday evening and the restaurant was empty – not a single table was occupied. Was home within 10 minutes of picking up the order. Opened the three Styrofoam boxes and immediately noticed that... More 

Thank AwinDtrip
Chicago, Illinois
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98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

It was our first experience at this restaurant and the food was very good. We didn't know that our food would come in a wide platter! and "Where are our forks and knives!" we asked. The server came with our food and then came back again with extra napkins. OK, so we figured it out that we had to scoop... More 

Thank Cinta B
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

The restaurant is clean and inviting. The food was served family style and was really quite good. Get a variety and share. Soaking up the food in soft bread gets very messy and the paper napkins were as thin as tissue. Beer and wine only but that was OK given the food. $10 corkage fee. The server was pleasant but... More 

Thank Paul Z
Skokie, Illinois
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125 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Went for lunch with a friend. Only one other table was occupied during the whole lunch hour. Our food was delivered on one platter which was ok except it was hard to figure out whose food was whose! The bread sponge was cold and stale, the entrees were lukewarm. Service was poor - had to ask for refills of water... More 

Thank Rhona R
Chicago, Illinois
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114 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

Addis Abeba offers a lunch special on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. The meat portions are a bit sparse but that appears to be the rule for several of the Ethiopian restaurants I have been to in the Chicago area. The vegetable sides are excellent and the flavors distinctive. I asked for mild seasoning which I will change to medium next... More 

Thank KelloggTraveler
Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

Cool little place, great food, nice atmosphere. They walk you through the menu if you've never had Ethiopian food before. The bread they use to scoop up the food is delicious, as is the food you scoop!! The service was good as well. It's close to Space, so a great place to have a bite before the show.

Thank Eileen M
Alpine, CA
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

I love this place! Great service, food and prices. No silverware--hands only for an authentic experience! Lots of vegetarian options.

Thank Blue_skies42
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2014 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant a few times and the food is always so good, I always want to keep coming back. I even have gone to Kenya, Africa and their Ethiopian food is as good as this places. So worth the drive out! :)

Thank Mary M
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2014

Four of us met here for lunch. The specials menu offered a mix and match variety of meat and veggies. We asked if we could get one communal dish with all of the options included. That was no problem & an excellent choice on our part. We enjoyed an assortment of mild and spicy treats. The spice level can be... More 

Thank Lois F
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232 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

This was my second Ethiopian dining experience. For those who have never been your food is served on a single, large platter (MESOB). A thin, pancake like bread (Injera) is served with your food. The Injera is your utensil (silverware). We went for lunch on a Sunday and were the first ones there. We enjoyed the Minchet abish (beef) Siga... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
African, Ethiopian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1322 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201-4725
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Evanston

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