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2504 SE 50th Ave, Portland, OR 97206-1562
503-477-8778
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17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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Portland, Oregon
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502 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great homemade food. Mounds of injera, interesting creative mix with eggplant and beet stews with the standard kikk and miser wot. All the delicious flavor without the hours of work. Great atmosphere and beer list. Great for families and a group of friends getting together, but get reservations. On the second floor so look up when finding this place. Everything... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing food and excellent service! I've been to many Ethiopian places and this is definitely one of the best. So good!

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Thank SabbaticalDream
Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This was the first Ethiopian food we tried in the Portland Metro Area and we weren't disappointed. Enough reviews will tell you that the entry is on the second floor and despite knowing that, it can be a little harder to locate the place. We were a party of 6, which included two toddlers (ya, we are brave!). I am... More 

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Thank nidhitalwar05
Portland, Oregon
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

I had great expectations for this place but was really dissappointed with for many reasons. First of all we reached well ahead of the evening rush hour and there were empty tables. Yet they made us wait for more than 20mins. But the friendly waitresses pacified the situation. Then we met the owner guy who has a weird sense of... More 

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Thank CraverTraveller
Mumbai, India
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

The place is decent with functional ambience. Most of the dishes are non-spicy. Food is fresh and tasty. Service is good considering the time taken to churn out various items. We loved the courteousness of the owner. Combination is more economical on the menu.

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1 Thank Greenweiz
Portland, Oregon
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have been here 5 or 6 times now and it's quickly becoming one of our favorite spots. The food is delicious every time and the staff are always very friendly. We'll keep coming back.

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Thank Melissa K
oregon
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319 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Vegan, Vegetarian and Meat dishes with Ethiopian Spices are all superb! I saw Bete Lukas listed as one of 12 Must Try restaurants in Oregon. My 22 year old son and I were enthusiastic when we saw Bete Lukas serves Ethiopian cuisine. We mentioned it to the other 2 men in our family and they jumped at the opportunity to... More 

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5 Thank nkwins
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Eight of us went for dinner and loved the service, ambulance and the food. THE BEST ETHIOPIAN FOOD EVER. We will definitely be back.

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Thank Peter T
Portland, Oregon
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591 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

Went on a Friday night when there were two parties of 10 to 15 customers taking up large tables. The staff were a bit overwhelmed. It's a one room restaurant, and people were pouring in to eat dinner. If waiting annoys you, especially when there's not a lot of room to wait, you might want to time your visit on... More 

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Richland, Washington
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

I've been to this restaurant several times. I used to live in East Africa and learned about Ethiopian food there. This is the best place I've been to in the US. The owner is usually serving and I enjoy interacting with him. He has a good sense of humor and is always gracious. He's also ready with advise for those... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2504 SE 50th Ave, Portland, OR 97206-1562
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 503-477-8778
Description
http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/24/572246/restaurant/Richmond/Bete-Lukas-Portland

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