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Desta Ethiopian Kitchen

3086 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329-2654
+1 404-929-0011
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good27%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3086 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329-2654
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Desta has great food and is a fun experience for everyone! I usually go with a group, and we order a huge plate of different meats that we all share together. It is always a delicious and fun experience, and I would highly recommend this...More

Thank kayaker25
Reviewed 1 week ago

if you want ethiopian, why go anywhere else? the food is great, the service is great, the vibe is great, the food is great, and the sweet ethiopian wine is really sweet and really good.

Thank pete s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food is fabulous! We normally get kitfo and a veggie tray. It's great everytime. Wonderful espresso as well.

Thank Bothegr8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is clean and stuffed with all Ethiopian Cusine. The staff makes you comfortable while you are there they talked to you like a family and you don't feel you are away. I was amazed by that place and had a great time!!! Love...More

Thank Yoseph2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our new favorite restaurant! It is extremely clean inside, and the service was fantastic. They have and excellent menu with a variety of choices.

Thank Jayden U
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My weekend's lunch was fish with injera &miser. Also Ethiopian beers.OMG so delicious !!! I'll come back again. I'd like to try veggie menu next time!

Thank Kazue D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favorite Ethiopian restaurant. I've been several times and have taken various different people. Everyone loves it. My recommendation is ordering 2 meats and 2 veggies or 3 meats and 3 veggies family style with njera bread. The lamb and ribeye are the...More

Thank Blake E
DestaEthiopian, Manager at Desta Ethiopian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were in the area and saw this restaurant so decided to give it a try. We were not disappointed. The waitress was very friendly and explained the menu to us and answered all of our questions. You better like the little...More

Thank Thomas M
DestaEthiopian, Manager at Desta Ethiopian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for giving us a try. We are glad you enjoyed it!

Reviewed 13 July 2017

I have eaten here several times and it always feels special and fun. Have eaten outside on the pleasant deck, inside on the main floor and upstairs. The service has been good wherever we sit. They are helpful with descriptions of the various dishes. Everything...More

Thank Ginger H
DestaEthiopian, Manager at Desta Ethiopian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the compliments! Come back to see us again soon.

Reviewed 12 July 2017

Had never tried Ethiopian cuisine before. Consistently see this place "hopping" with customers so gave it a try. The waiter was so helpful with suggestions and put together a great tasting experience for us. Delicious! We will go back.

1  Thank Sherry E
DestaEthiopian, Manager at Desta Ethiopian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your first time with us and first time eating Ethiopian! Hopefully this is the beginning of a long, delicious relationship! Cheers.

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5 August 2017|
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Response from Reginald W | Reviewed this property |
Though comment is posted in the question column it's not posed as a question. I'm assuming to know whether they serve gluten free foods. True 100% teff based injera is free of the gluten which celiacs are allergic to, and... More
christy d
17 July 2017|
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Response from gsybers | Reviewed this property |
Call restaurant directly. I am sure they have options as they have an extensive menu including vegan options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3086 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329-2654
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta
  • Phone Number: +1 404-929-0011
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Authentic Ethiopian cuisine crafted from high quality, real ingredients. We have options for all types of eaters: meat lovers, vegetarians, vegans and more. Dine family style or individually, it's up to you!
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