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Nile Ethiopian Restaurant

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7815 Georgia Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20012-1304
08:00 - 23:00
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Ashland, Ohio
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93 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

I never had Ethiopian before my experience here, and I'm so glad Nile was my first. The staff were SO nice and helpful! I got one of the meat sampler platters (I think it had one vegetable), and the spicy beef was definitely my favorite. It was all great though!

2 Thank MelHes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

ME AND MY family stopped by chance at this RESTAURANT WHAT we find was excellent food, made fresh! All the dishes are very good !! THE vegetable dishes where excellent! ! Well seasons! All MOST done TO perfection! A Curtis service, a gentleman HARD working owner! ! The portion OF ALL the food we had was GENEROUS! Reasonable price !... More 

1 Thank Bruck H
Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

Visiting DC from Australia, we walked along Georgia Ave and discovered this restaurant by accident. Without a doubt the best meal we've had in USA since our arrival 3 weeks ago. Staff were friendly, owner/manager made the time to come and ensure we were enjoying the meal. Overall a great experience, highly recommended.

1 Thank aaaawaaan
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2015 via mobile

I just landed in DC and came across this great place in silver spring. Food is great and hospitality is even greater. The Ethiopian honey wine is very recommended!

1 Thank Aviv D
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70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2014

I've been eating Ethiopian Food since the 1980's. I loved Red Sea, down in Adams Morgan, which closed about 10 years ago. I have found the dish which I loved at the Red Sea and which I found no where else - except during lent. Azifa is on the menu in the appetizer section and also in the vegetarian sampler... More 

1 Thank altr2004
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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258 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2014

When we first moved to DC all of the Ethiopian places were in Adams Morgan. Then they moved to U and now SS is the place in general. Nile is the place in specific. The service is great and the food fresh. Just go and ask for the Veggie for the amount of people in the party. Then ask for... More 

Thank innerbum1
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2013

Like the other Reviewer, we had enjoyed a number of Ethiopian restaurants in the area (i.e., when visiting the DC from Hawaii where, sadly, there is none), and "The Nile" has become our all time favorite. It is small & quaint, with the warm of great service and truly excellent food ... located near the DC/(Silver Spring), MD line. We... More 

Thank Ewa Malia A
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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119 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2012

I was here recently on a livingsocial deal- I had never heard of this place but I enjoy Ethiopian food. I brought my friend who had never tried this type of food. The place is quaint and the parking is good for DC. (they have their own adjoining lot) The food was fresh and delicious! My friend had a wonderful... More 

2 Thank MrPeteVirginiaBeach

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 00:00
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7815 Georgia Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20012-1304
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC

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