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Gojo Ethiopian Cuisine and Deli

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421 Norwood Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-2710
+1 616-459-3383
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09:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Holland, Michigan
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Son and I had a great lunch here..really tasted great and the presentation was colorful and well done. Owners were super friendly!

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Thank pmparkside
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

When I said I had a Groupon for 20.00 I was told there is a different menu for Groupon. (Same menu but double the price) the guy said he couldn't take such a loss on the normal menu????? Why are you even on groupon? NOT Happy I Liked THE Orginal Owner THE PORTIONS We're Much larger....... Will NOT Be RETURNING

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Thank Michelle A
Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

The restaurant has new owners and cook and is much better than it used to be. I would recommend it highly. Also a good option if you are vegan or vegetarian.

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Thank Mark S
Detroit, Michigan
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Went there on a Saturday evening, and we were the only people in the restaurant. I have been to one other Ethiopian restaurant, and it was much better than this place. Service was slow, the portions were small, and the price was VERY high. I now understand why no one else was there. Will not go back again.

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Thank BigAl005
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

This was a really unique experience. We went on a work lunch with a few people that knew what they were doing and all split. That was the way to go. I would not go back with just my husband and myself. Nor would I go here more than once a year. The service is a bit unique but part... More 

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Thank jmparker54
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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97 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

A friend purchased a Groupon for this restaurant and invited me to join her. I arrived first - there was one other table of guests. In the end, I waited 20 mins for a menu then 10 mins for water. Once our order was taken, the food arrived relatively quickly and it was plentiful and delicious. However, when we were... More 

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Thank TravelLady511
Holland, Michigan
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238 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

I now understand why there always seems to be a Groupon deal for this place. Nothing about it would make me want to go back. Walking in the door was our first clue this might not be the best experience. Other than the music in the background, little about the atmosphere was Ethiopian.The host, bus person, waiter, cook, and cashier... More 

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Thank bikingfarmer
Grand Rapids
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

First time for my wife and I to eat Ethiopian food and we both enjoyed it and will be eating there again. Yes, it is a bit costly, but keep in mind that the traditional dishes serve multiple people, so it isn't too outrageous but it's not cheap either. We had the Sampler Platter which was enough for the two... More 

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Thank AQMike
Wyoming, Michigan
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42 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

but looking for Ethiopian for less money? Try a little place in Towne & Country Plaza, at the corner of Kalamazoo/Langley, just north of 44th St in Kentwood (~4200 K.zoo; was a Russo's for awhile, I think? NW of Florentine's). We just tried it for the first time tonight. We were sKeptical (yes, capital K; particularly because the place needs... More 

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Thank Shel L
Rockford, Michigan
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2015

So I used a Groupon for this place and glad that I did. The chef sampler was plenty for two people with something to please anyone. Using your fingers and spongy bread to grab and soak up the intense flavors was fun and delicious. I didn't know what my food cost until after I received the bill. It was VERY... More 

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Thank Rick W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Ethiopian, African, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Buffet, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 21:00
Thursday
09:00 - 21:00
Friday
09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 421 Norwood Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506-2710
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kent County  >  Grand Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 616-459-3383

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