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Addis Restaurant

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9 N 17th St, Richmond, VA 23219-3607
+1 804-308-3649
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Service was a bit slow (only one server when we were there), but the food was stunningly good. So many great flavors--really wonderful. And everything was more complex than I'd expected. I had Yebeg Alicha Wot, a lamb dish, with cabbage on the side. My friend had a mix of Misir Wot, Yekik Alicha, Denech Alicha Wot. Loved all of... More 

Thank Meriah C
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125 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Went here with a bunch of friends. None of us had ever had Ethiopian food so the waiter/manager made suggestions and helped us order a variety of popular dishes. Ethiopian food is mostly stews and curry that you pick up with a naan style bread using your fingers. The texture is very similar but the flavors varied in slices and... More 

Thank DoctorGCP
Dunmore, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Great service, excellent vegetarian options, and big portions. It was nice to have a local IPA (Stone) from the bar.

Thank jcirba80
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

It was fun eating with our fingers and scooping up our food with the injera bread (which is gluten free). We shared a large platter for 4 people, with 3 meats ( lamb, chicken and beef) and 3 vegetable dishes. The food was spicy and flavorful but not spicy hot. They also serve all kinds of cocktails. The injera bread... More 

Thank Mary B
Baltimore, Maryland
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Ethiopian food is eaten with the fingers. You pick it up in pieces of injeera, a spongy, delicious bread somewhat like a crepe. As long as you're ok with that you're going to have a wonderful dining experience. We went with a Meep Up group of 8 people who are all adventurous diners and we got everything we hoped for.... More 

Thank tesoromiofamily
Holyoke, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We (27 and 28 years old) had never eaten Ethiopian food. The waitress was able to recommend the Meat Plate: Awaze Tibs, Keye Saga Wot, and the chicken tibs, though it is possible we had ordered lamb. As a vegetable we ordered the curried carrot and potatoes. It comes served with a sour-dough-crepe-like bread that is the spoon for the... More 

Thank irlbp
Richmond, Virginia
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

Great food and great service. The staff is very helpful and they will make suggestions. The honey wine is great and the coffee is wonderfully strong. Chicken, lamb, beef and veggies very savory. The manager/owner even remembered me making the reservation. Will definitely go back. Reminds me of soul food, the cabbage and carrots, braised collards and potatoes and carrots... More 

Thank elaine m
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118 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

Had a great birthday dinner here with son and grandchildren. Fantastic vegetarian menu as well as meals with fish, poultry, lamb and beef. Our party of six had sambussa, which the two grandkids love, shiro wat, veggie combo platter, and shrimp tibs. Everything was prepared well and delivered quickly, a plus since kids were very hungry. Good draft beer selection... More 

Thank 3Eagles
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57 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Went here to celebrate my birthday on a Wednesday night after the holidays. It was mostly empty but not because of the food or service. It was just a fluke. Our server Blain explained the food and what was good to share. We ordered an appetizer called sambussco or something like that , which was lentils in a fried pastry... More 

Thank lbldlc
Midlothian, Virginia
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Great food, great service. The waitress was friendly, helpful, and very patient when my kid took forever to decide! We had a mixed group of vegetarian adults, and kids, and one meat eater. Great food.. The injera was fresh and tasty. We ordered the vegetarian platter to share- all 6 choices. Liked all of it, adored the Misir Wot, (spicy... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 N 17th St, Richmond, VA 23219-3607
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-308-3649

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