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Gojo Ethiopian Restaurant

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915 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-4531
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Portland, Oregon
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the tibs here, so we made the drive to the restaurant, which, according to their hours, closed at 9pm on that day. Arrived at 6:45pm to find the doors locked with closed sign displayed. People inside, but obviously not accepting customers. Disappointing.

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Healdsburg, CA
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358 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Gojo is on a main street in a largely residential area. The signage is unassuming and clearly homemade. Ignore the outside. Inside the food is excellent. I told the owner I had never eaten here before, and I did not need a menu. I wanted him to pick a dish that would show me why I should return. “Meat?” he... More 

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Thank CaliforniaFellow
Salem, Oregon
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

Salem, Oregon has no Ethiopian restaurants; we have to go to Portland whenever we eat Ethiopian, so we only go if we're doing something else. We've been trying all the different restaurants around, and Gojo was yet a different take, with fabulous food. I love going into Ethiopian restaurants, as a blonde, white girl and running the gauntlet that yes,... More 

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Sanibel, FL
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260 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

The food here was decent, but this place needs to be reevaluated for cleanliness. The bathroom was GROSS. Poop all over the toilet and pee all over the wall. This is not just an off day you could tell it hadn't been cleaned in a while. When our food arrived the "bread" was served in an unlined dirty plastic basket...stained... More 

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1 Thank travelmore2day
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

Clean, healthy, delicious...in Portland for the weekend, was glad to have such good Ethiopian to introduce my wife to the cuisine.

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1 Thank Scott M
Boston
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2015

I was really impressed by the food here. The restaurant is at the far, west end of Alberta and looking at it from the outside, it doesn't look like much. But the food was very well done. We had the veggie combination dish and a lamb dish. Both were tasty without being too spicy. The decor was basic but clean... More 

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1 Thank vtjbrent
St. Louis area
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87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2015

This was a small, friendly little storefront restaurant. The decor is simple, but has homey touches like baskets and paintings that give you a bit of Ethiopian atmosphere. The menu was very simple, just entrees and beverages, no appetizers, soups or salads. The service was excellent, and the food was delicious. The injira bread was smooth and flavorful. We tried... More 

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1 Thank LotusLauren
Norfolk, Virginia, United States
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2015

My sister and brother in law had never eaten Ethiopian, and I had only had it once. We found this place almost by accident. I am so glad we came in; awesome spot!! The waitress was incredibly patient and helped explain the menu and cuisine to us. The atmosphere is very unique, and the food...oh the food is excellent!! Please... More 

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Portland
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2013

Gojo is the newest addition to the Ethiopian cuisine of Portland. They seem to be thriving in their new location on trendy NE Alberta St between 9th and 10th. Be sure to try chef Mulu's Kitfo, an Ethiopian tradition, minced beef with cardamom and other spices. The injira bread is fluffy and tasty. We had Kitfo along with a vegetarian... More 

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1 Thank dobsonaxx
Portland, Oregon, United States
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401 reviews
356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2012

we had a big college football day planned and ordered take out from gojo. we each ordered the vegetarian combo, and it was ready in 15 minutes. the dishes were so delicious, and it was spiced just right. if we weren't needing to return home, we would have dined in. next time we will. the staff was friendly and efficient.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian
Meals
Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 915 NE Alberta St, Portland, OR 97211-4531
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland

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