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947 Amsterdam Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10025-8359
+1 212-961-1416
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good46%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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1:00 PM - 10:30 PM Hours
African, Ethiopian
$$ - $$$
947 Amsterdam Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10025-8359
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Reviewed 31 January 2018

We wanted to try something different, so we ventured out for some Ethiopian food. The place was quiet, I guess given it was a weekday. The service was quick given we were the only ones eating at that particular time. The menu is quite elaborate...More

Thank PushExplore
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

I had the vegetarian combo lunch. This consisted of choice of four cooked vegetable dishes, plus salad, all served on a plate-size thin spongy bread that soaks up the delicious sauces. I had red lentils with spicy/medium-hot sauce; cabbage with carrots; collard greens; and a...More

Thank Lauren620
Reviewed 13 November 2017

The American restaurant that I wanted to go to was closed when I got there, so I decided to try this restaurant in the same neighborhood. Looking at the menu's low prices, I thought that I should not expect too much. I was right, the...More

Thank Harvey M
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We've been coming to Awash for a dozen years, so we're sold. Friendly, affordable, nice relaxing ambience. I love the veggie/beet dish, and everyone else enjoys whatever they get. Good beer as well. Always a crowd here for Friday or Saturday eve dinner, so we...More

Thank Lori M
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Went for a quick dinner on a Thursday night. Humble but well tended and calm ambiance, nice service and friendly staff. We ordered a platter for 2, with lots of veggies (beets, collard greens, split peas), and the chicken and lamb. And a couple of...More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Had the shared platter for two. Well priced and excellent flavors. Something different. Great service.

Thank lawrencemark05
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Friendly service. Generous selection of 4 dishes to choose from vegetarian as well as meat. Platter of food generous portions and well seasoned.

Thank Pearl H
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

If you like Ethiopian food, you won't find better. I took away a star because of the wait. Only two women covering a packed restaurant. I had to go get the pitcher if water from the bar, and several if us had to leave our...More

Thank seamgh
Reviewed 4 September 2016

I have been going to Awash Ethiopian Restaurant on Amsterdam Ave ( bet 106 - 107th St ), NYC, for several years, every few months. To be fair to them, it is time to write a review, so long overdue. First let me say ,...More

Thank tobybuonagurio
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We love Ethiopian food and try new restaurants when we travel. This was the second Ethiopian place in NY we ate at and was my favorite. They have two different kinds of sambusas, lentil and potato. We had the lentil, because that it what we...More

Thank merrillma
Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
1:00 PM - 10:30 PM
1:00 PM - 10:30 PM
1:00 PM - 10:30 PM
1:00 PM - 10:30 PM
1:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 947 Amsterdam Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10025-8359
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-961-1416
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