Addis Ethiopian

4.7
113 Reviews
$30 and under
Ethiopian
"Addis Ethiopian, taste the cuisine, experience the culture." Meals are served communally on large platters lined with bread and laden with various vegetable and meat dishes.
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AubreyE
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love dining at Addis. Ethiopian food is difficult to come by in Richmond, and I'm so grateful that these guys are still around! Always great food and good service!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great place, food was great and the price is reasonable. 3 meats and 6 veggies around $100, and it was worth it.

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StevenW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was very delicious and visually appealing. The wait staff. Was very patient and explained each item on the menu for us.

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vipManzorama
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I feel the portions got smaller from previous visits. However, food is excellent.

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vipWebby2000
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! We ordered extra to take home leftovers!

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MaryM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We waited a very long time for the food, but the food was excellent, and the server was very nice. We would go back for the great food!

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vipJoeG
Wilmington
13 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food as always!
Great spices on all dishes! Lamb and Vegan options are great!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience at Addis. The service was a little slow, but they were short staff due to covid so I totally understand. The food was amazing and well priced. Definitely will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! The owner came and chatted with me and my wife . Seems like a down to earth person. Their rose wine was awesome . I want to try their honey wine next time . If you like injera then you def should come here.

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DianeM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great food. Didn't appreciate all of the TV screens, especially with background playing. They created too much noise and commotion. Loved the food, though.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food . A hidden gem!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience
It was our first time eating here, and my first time with Ethiopian cuisine. It was fun to learn about the culture and experience their way of dining
Food was excellent
Highly recommend Addis

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GSim
Omaha
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service! I'd highly recommend Addis Ethiopian.

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DominiqueK
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Terrific food and people. I would comeback and already recommended friends !

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Diandral
San Antonio
17 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first time there and first time for Ethiopian. Server was very helpful explaining menu and dishes. Our meals were very good.

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michaelm
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

this is a great locally black owned business
The family is from Ethiopia and controls the food quality very well
Its really too cheap for the amount and quality of food you receive
But the location and building allows for that I guess
Vegan great also

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vipMelken
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and service was excellent as usual!

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Maesba
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Addis Ethiopian was a great choice! We had a reservation for 6 people, and they accommodate all of us on a big table. The menu has so many options that looked delicious that we couldn't chose, and the glass of wine was abundant. Also, we did not know that we were not going to use silverware, and we took the experience we an open mind, and it was a great night.

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vipHstreetdiner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was flavored well and hot when served!! More than we could eat.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food

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sherrie
Richmond
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall, I give this place a 4/5. We were looking forward to the food unfortunately we got here the last hour and they will run out of bread which took away from the Meal. Rice was served instead. I kept eating off my daughter’s plate because it was so good 4+. She had so sort of beef with onions and green peppers However, My son and I had the lamb which was too salty 3+. My blood pressure went up up up. Overall, atmosphere was great and the food was good.

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vipLexi
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food! What a gem. I had the spicy lamb and my vegetarian husband had 3 veggie stews. All were so delicious. The injera was perfectly fine too. Highly recommend.

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TomR
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is incredible! Worth every penny and then some. New outdoor patio on the 17th Street Market is breezy and has a great feel. Great service.

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CollardsPlus
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

All vegetarian choices; all good. A new experience with nejeria(?) .

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vipCMiller
Richmond
38 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was an experience, no complaints on the food or service, definitely recommend trying Ethiopian at least once.

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Amanda
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

When we got there for a birthday dinner they said they didn’t have our reservation. The manager was very blasé about it- said we could sit outside (in 45 degree weather). Of course- there had been a table that was set with our exact number. A guy was standing at it holding it for his (much smaller) group. It was obviously our table but the manager just let them seat themselves.

We ended up leaving and don’t intend to return. They shouldn’t be on open table if they are not going to accept made reservations.

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Traveler
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Interesting restaurant and fun if you haven’t had Ethiopian food. It was good but not the best Ethiopian food that I have had. I would recommend more for just adults

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, for the food quality, but also for the quality of the service!

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vipLorraineT
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall1food4service3ambience1

This is quite possibly the dirtiest restaurant I have ever been to. If the bathroom is anything to go by, I would hate to see the kitchen. Sticky tables, dirty floors, filthy bathrooms, flies swarming around my food. The whole restaurant is run down and unappealing. The meats were excellent. The vegetarian dishes I had were both poor. No Ethiopian beers available and half of the other beers not available either. I had to drink my 4th beer choice. I wouldn't come back nor would I recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Extremely flavorful food that is reasonably priced. The ambiance is just okay. Our only real complaint was the soda. They only give you a few ice cubes, so our sodas were not very cold. I also thought my soda was a bit flat. However, I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone because the food is outstanding.

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vipWebby2000
Richmond
23 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

There was only one waitress for the whole restaurant! I don’t blame her but she was struggling to keep up with service. The potato and carrot entree was cold but all the food was tasty! I love this restaurant so hopefully this was just one isolated night that was off track.

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SteveM
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Second time visiting. Family loved it.

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FoodieRVA
Yosemite
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Made a reservation on open table for 12 noon today and showed up and restaurant looked closed. We were told to just grab a seat where ever, didn’t even ask if we had a reservation. Lights were off and music too like we were interrupting their opening duties of the restaurant.
I am glad this was not a place where I had to impress my date/company. The food was good but the overall feel and bare minimum customer service really makes me hesitant to come back again.

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vipGeoGal
Baltimore
41 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent! I really enjoyed the shrimp tibs! The dish was perfectly spiced! Will return!

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AdrianeJ
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Cozy atmosphere! Friendly staff, great reasonably priced food and drinks, good location

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shaunag
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was perfect, can't wait to return.

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JudyG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Great value. Food was delicious. Will go back again next time we are in Richmond.

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AndreaH
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner and our waiter made some very helpful recommendations. The food was very good, flavorful, and plenty to go around.

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NailyaP
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is wonderful, portions are generous, and service is good. Lamb and red lentils were our favorite dishes we tried.

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BigCheez
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The service was a bit slow but the food was awesome!! I will be going back soon.

FAQs

Addis Ethiopian offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 308-3649.

Addis Ethiopian is rated 4.7 stars by 113 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.