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4708 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143-3503
+1 215-726-6464
16:00 - 02:00
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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome, nicely nestled in. A cool eclectic neighborhood! The food is wonderful , delicately spiced , average portions, and quick service.

Thank thewarofstyle
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016 via mobile

This is your true dive bar set up. I mean where else can you get 4 drinks, including 2 shots for $11--!!!! Haaa! Outside looking in, Dahlak Restaurant, between 47th-48th Baltimore, you'd always think this spot was closed, think again my fellow Foodies-HaHa! Unsure what's behind door 1 & 2 is the entrance to this maze of a restaurant, very... More 

Thank Tye G
Preston, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2015

Super cool bar/restaurant that a local took us to for karaoke night. There's a porch in the back and a bar but the front appears to be an Ethiopian restaurant.

Thank Haley N
Frederick, Maryland
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118 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2015

I've been wanted to eat Ethiopian food for several years now so on my recent trip to Philly my wife and I saw it and went there for dinner. The restaurant barely looked open. Their "Open" sign was at the bottom of the window so driving by you wouldn't see it. The inside was dark and danky and the men's... More 

1 Thank Jordan G
Newark, Delaware
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115 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2015

Restaurant is old, run down, dark, and scary. I've seen nicer restrooms in bus stations. I didn't see the kitchen, but was afraid that it was similarly maintained as the restroom. Both of us had stomachaches the rest of the evening. Stay away.

Thank stbass
Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2015

By a wide margin, this is my wife's favorite place. We have been going here for 20 years and the place has maintained its personality and quality. Friendly staff, nice bar section added years back, amazing food, charming ambience, excellent value and the top of the Ethiopian restaurants in the city ( we have been to almost all of them).... More 

Thank David M
New York City, New York
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1,384 reviews
962 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 734 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2015

Friends took us to Dahlak in West Philadelphia. The building itself is a bit worn and slightly run down. The restaurant is dark and looks like it could use a good facelift. Some of the tables are low round traditional tables made from wicker. They are a little low and look uncomfortable. You can also get a regular table (which... More 

Thank James S
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117 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2014

No silverware, minimal napkins, but lots of the spongy crepe like sourdough bread (injera) to scoop up the wide variety of aromatic and spicy dishes served family style on a tray. You just dig in! My family and I have been going to this restaurant for over twenty years. We have grown fond of the the owners and their gracious... More 

Thank DHVPhiladelphia
Macungie, PA
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2014

I have always wanted to try Ethiopian food and finally convinced my family to try a restaurant that I read about while we in Philadelphia. It was early on a Sunday evening and there was only one other table of people in the restaurant so we didn't have high hopes from the start. My husband and I had the shrimp... More 

Thank byronbeauty22
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

This has been my favorite restaurant since I arrived in Philadelphia to go to school - Neghiste is wonderful and the quality of the food has never changed.

Thank misspuff

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Restaurant Details

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African, Ethiopian
Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4708 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143-3503
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-726-6464

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