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Addis Red Sea Ethiopian Restaurant

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544 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6301
+1 617-426-8727
05:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 05:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've know about Addis Red Sea for years and have visited many times. I was looking forward this time but was very disappointed. Cash Only, no liquor. Injera dissolved quicker than it should have when eating. However, the food was still tasty. I had expected more and it will be a second thought if I return to them. Sorry Addis... More 

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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's was a small restaurant on the main street that appears to family run. It took about 10 minutes to find parking and you have to pay for meter. The service was friendly, but slow from ordering to delivery of the food. The food was great though. It cheaper than the places I've gone to California so that is a... More 

Thank Khanh L
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

And to add insult to injury. Cash only. The platter of food depicted above was $50 and tasteless. The 2 of us Left hungry & were told. "What do you expect order more". Never again

Thank Michele C
Kolkata, India
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

The food was pretty decent specially the Injara's. Veggies were all pretty similar in taste. Ambience was ok - music was pretty loud and not good.

Thank UdayanBubna
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

The WORST restaurant ever been to !!! I went with family there May/14/2016 the place was small, just right of the entrance door there was that dusty things piled on top of each other ( furniture, kitchen ware ...... what have you ?! ) The waitresses the one served us was nice but the rest were trying to act like... More 

Thank sal1989
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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610 reviews
276 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

The place is simple and small but it is charming and super welcoming! Service is tremendous! Food taste great and they have it the Ethiopian way- you will eat in large bows with several "tapa like" portions and bread. You can eat with your hands as they do! It is an incredible cultural experience, even though you are in the... More 

Thank Danuza
Ashburn, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing meal - not very expensive (I would say $$ not $$$) - good value from my perspective. The food was Fantastic - we had a variety of dishes and they were all delicious - we each had our favorites but overall we all agreed it was fantastic.

Thank margs44012
Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Visited for dinner. Great Ethiopian food( vegetarian options) along with appetisers and desserts ( Baklava). The decor was ethnic Ethiopian. However, to mention the service was quite slow - may be it was the weekend so busy.

Thank Patekphilippe2015
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016 via mobile

The place is very rundown . A lot clutter and doesn't look that clean . The food is a little bland and CASH only . The experience was interesting and it was ok .

Thank claudia3273
BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

I love this place and accept it for its quirks, odd basement location and even more subterranean function space below. Yes, it could use a face lift, sadly I have heard it will be closing its door shortly. Great, consistent food that I have loved since 199, although has been open since 1988, and I have used ARS as a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 30
African, Ethiopian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
05:00 - 23:00
05:00 - 23:00
05:00 - 23:00
05:00 - 23:00
05:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 544 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116-6301
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > South End
  • Neighbourhood: South End
  • Phone Number: +1 617-426-8727

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

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