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5237 NE M L King Blvd, Portland, OR 97211-3235
+1 503-331-9844
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 14:30
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salt lake
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

The staff is so nice here and the food is great! Flavors and textures are spot on and delicious. We will be coming back! Even my three year old loved it!

Thank paintingirish
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106 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Found out about Horn of Africa through Groupon. We had never tried African cuisine before, so we decided to try it out. My wife could not make it, so my 21-year old son and I went. He is a foodie anyway, so this worked out quite well. The restaurant is right on MLK Blvd and within a group of clean... More 

Thank scubawakeboarder
Portland, Oregon
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31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Wow you talk about great food an good service . Different type of culture style of dish was amazing. Good for people who are Vegan an for regular it's just an all around great place to try out .

Thank Shaun W
Beaverton, Oregon
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148 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016

My wife and I ate at Horn of Africa for our anniversary dinner. W'ed never had Ethiopian food before, though I've eaten at quite a few North African and Lebanese restaurants. We got there just as they opened for dinner, so we were the only customers -- getting wonderful service. Joy ordered a beef dish; she's always a little nervous... More 

Thank rickh57
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

This a wonderful Ethiopian place with such an nice owner that will talk about how the food is prepared and his home country.

Thank Anneliese K
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

This place was amazing. The food was incredible: authentic, and made from scratch. I was shocked when the food came out as to how good it was. The owner even made us these little pumpkin donut holes also, which were just amazing. My family blew through all the food in less than 10 minutes. I would gladly eat there again!

Thank ShaneKolby
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2015

I've been to the Horn several times over the years and it's never disappointed, though I must let the Northwesterner know that this is truly authentic. In other words, don't be in a typical HURRY because everything is cooked FRESH and as soon as you order. I went when they were in a much larger (brighter, busier) facility closer to... More 

Thank JerryandJina E
Gresham, Oregon, United States
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2015 via mobile

Horn of Africa brings a journey of wonderful flavors and hospitality to enjoy. The food is fantastic. There are many options for carnivores, vegetarians, and vegans. Best falafel EVER. The homemade chai tea with milk is out of this world. The service here is very friendly. It's best to not be in a hurry. With a small kitchen and so... More 

Thank SJPrice
Vader, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 17 February 2014

We went this past Saturday for Valentines Day. We got there, just as they opened in a pouring down rain.We were warmly greeted and made to feel right at home. We came for the experience of the food and were not disappointed. We sampled the menu with the Appetizer Combo, the Tabouli, #11 Foon Hoolaa Diimaa, #22 the Chicken Kabob,... More 

Thank tangojvg
Portland, Oregon, USA
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2013

Excellent quality food, deeply flavored with African spices. The red lentil veggie entree and the chicken with beri-beri sauce had some of the best, most intense flavors I've had in a long time. I was skeptical about the salmon with Zanzibar spices, but it also was excellent. You can tell they put care into their authentic cooking. Also authentic is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5237 NE M L King Blvd, Portland, OR 97211-3235
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 503-331-9844

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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?