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Ethio Cafe and Restaurant

225 S 45th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2918
+1 215-222-2104
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good25%
  • Average25%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
16 Jan 2017
“Ok food and dirt cheap.”
27 Aug 2015
“Solid choice -- but prefer nearby Abyssinia”
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African, Ethiopian
225 S 45th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2918
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

Read this was better than Abyssinian down the street. Not in our opinion! Better value since the food portions are huge. Not as flavorful and the injera tasted old. Service was friendly.

Thank Jenna P
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Quite decent, tasty food, but I prefer similar dishes as prepared at Abyssinia. My dinner companions ordered the "veggie combo" and though they enjoyed it thought it could be spicier. I had the "Tour of Ethiopia" and although all the dishes were quite good, was...More

Thank larrybard
Reviewed 17 August 2015

The food her is fantastic! We love Ethiopian food and when the craving hits- this is where we go! The place could use an update for the visual eye. They also could definitely chart more- it is quite a barain!! I've noticed some people complain...More

Thank EBA1979
Reviewed 10 July 2015

We went to Ethio Café and Restaurant the other night. We chose this restaurant over its neighboring Ethiopian restaurant because it is a BYOB, which we consider a plus. We were waited on right away and ordered: Beef Tibs and Kitfo (rare) Sides Gomen Wot...More

Thank Chillaxin71
Reviewed 2 December 2014

My girlfriends brother was a regular at this place. From the street the place does not look like much with very little seating. We actually ate outside on the patio. The menu is different from what I am used too (I have never eaten Ethiopian...More

1  Thank Yudes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

This rarely visited restaurant is the best Ethiopian food and possibly food overall in Philadelphia. The food is very reasonably priced and meals are nicely sized. The flavors are very nice too. Even those with no experience with Ethiopian food would like this food. The...More

1  Thank Travelergirl998
Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

Great food and really nice owners. We were the only ones in the restaurant and he kept offering us more food to try. Great experience.

1  Thank Coloradofamily2014
Reviewed 5 March 2014

I love great Ethiopian food. And fortunately, that's what Ethio Cafe serves up every visit. This humble little spot in West Philly is almost always open. I go for the veggie platter -mounds of lentils, collard greens, chickpeas, cabbage, and green salad all waiting to...More

1  Thank Mary F
Reviewed 14 May 2013

If you don't like spicy food but want to try Ethiopian, this is a good place for you, but I found the food to be bland. I love Ethiopian food and have been to great restaurants in other cities. We went at an odd time,...More

Thank paradingpangea
Reviewed 10 December 2012

We lived in Ethiopia for 3+ years, so we know good Ethiopian food and were thrilled to find it here. We liked the injera and found all the wots to be quite good. We had several in our group who had never had Ethiopian before...More

2  Thank Jeanette E
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US$9 - US$15
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Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 225 S 45th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2918
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > University City
  • Neighbourhood: University City
  • Phone Number: +1 215-222-2104
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