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Awash

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Upper West Side
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947 Amsterdam Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10025-8359
+1 212-961-1416
Today
13:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 13:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 13:00 - 22:30
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Pearl H
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 table to find someone to pay our bill. They were pleasant enough, but need to... More 

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Thank seamgh
Bronx, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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 , I have been eating Ethiopian food in NYC for decades, at various restaurants, and now... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 are used to. We thought they were delicious! The outside was very flaky and the... More 

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Thank merrillma
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

I have been to at least 6 Ethiopian places that I can name, in Manhattan, multiple times. I have now settled down with Awash as my go to place for Ethiopian food. This is taking into account the quality, quantity, flavor, consistency, price, service, ambience, the seating area. Not going into the details of the food but the injera here... More 

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1 Thank Manasree
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

This was my first experience at an Ethiopian restaurant, and let me tell you.. I am definitely going back! You eat with your hands, which was definitely new to me.. And the food is served on family style platters. We got a bottle of blackberry honey wine, which to my surprise, was absolutely delicious! We ordered one vegetarian platter for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

We reserved for an early dinner for a party of 10, including three octogenarians one of whom was celebrating his 89th birthday, in advance of attending the Barnard-Columbia Choir's performance of the Messiah at the nearby Church of the Ascension. We were warmly greeted and seated even though some in our party, enmeshed in the Lincoln Tunnel traffic, arrived later... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

Love this place! My daughter and I always order one vegetarian combo and one meat combo to go and it lasts for days. And recently I took my sister who had never had Ethiopian food and now is raving about it! She also took lots of photos of the paintings of Ethiopian leaders and of the stained glass lamps with... More 

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1 Thank Alice H
new york, n.y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

This restaurant is only three block fro my apartment but I wouldn't eat there unless the food were good. The ambiance was delightful and the unusual spices are special. I had the shrimp appetiser and rice with papadam. My husband had spinich paneer which was tasty and rich. The service was good and the waiter was helpful. We have eaten... More 

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2 Thank myrabetty
New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

We've dined at Awash three or four times now. The food is always good. I would always recommend the yellow split peas and at this last visit the cabbage was out of this world. Delicious and complex spices. Good meat. Cold beer. The service, while slow, is polite and friendly. We just introduced our 15-year-old to this cuisine and he... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
13:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
13:00 - 22:30
Thursday
13:00 - 22:30
Friday
13:00 - 22:30
Saturday
13:00 - 22:30
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Upper West Side

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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 welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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