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Desta Ethiopian Kitchen

3086 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329-2654
+1 404-929-0011
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tibs” (81 reviews)
“injera” (75 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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3086 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329-2654
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We ordered a large platter to share. And we loved everything that was served to us. Our vegan friend ordered a plate for herself that she enjoyed. The only complaint was the 2 1/2 hour wait! Seriously! Do not go on a busy weekend night....More

Thank CME35
Reviewed 1 week ago

As the restaurant is not very big, there was a 20 min wait but well worth it. The service was excellent and the food was yummy. A must visit if you are in Atlanta especially if you are looking for something different. The outdoor seating...More

Thank Rajiv S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got the vegetable platter, the salmon tibs and the filet mignon tibs. The filet was the best meat I have had at any Ethiopian restaurant. The shiro was excellent. We had to wipe up every bit of sauce with our injera. The tomato fitfit...More

Thank Patricia K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The service here sucked and the space was so tight. There were more servers than necessary and the food order was missing several items. Like most minority run businesses, they cater to every one except minorities.

1  Thank Fitness G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve experienced the well established Ethiopian restaurant scene in DC, and Ethiopian food in Africa, so were really curious how Atlanta would muster up. Wow! Desta was fantastic - and heartily endorsed by several teenage picky eaters. To accommodate one vegan, we got the vegetarian...More

Thank FamSiam V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I tried this place because we had heard good things about the food here. The food was awesome! We both ordered the vegetarian plates and had a ton of food left over for dinner that night. The only thing lacking was the...More

Thank Elliot M
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

Great dinner and service. We have been to Ethiopia three times and had delicious food. This food was delicious. Some dishes are a little different from traditional but really good. The beef and chicken tibs were fantastic. We ordered the three meat platter but substituted...More

Thank bgox2020
Reviewed 12 March 2018

The food here is very good! I prefer the big platter that you can share. Their salmon is seasoned well and very tender. The meat is seasoned well and the veggies are as well.

Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

I learned of Desta from an Ethiopian co-worker. Since then, brought family and friends and they have been delightfully surprised with the food. Please come with a open palate and be amazed with the flavors. Started eating Ethiopian cuisine in Chicago, and had a hard...More

Thank OlapCha
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

The food is really fresh and different. Great for vegetarians. The staff and owner are very helpful describing the different options available. If you have never eaten Ethiopian food this is a great place to start.

Thank norar906
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Response from Elizabeth A | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I just spoke with them. They said service dogs only (even on the porch). Hope this helps! Best, Elizabeth
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I order the tilapia on a huge bed of spring greens (fish salad) and never have a reaction. Avoid the rice. Excellent food!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3086 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329-2654
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta
  • Phone Number: +1 404-929-0011
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Authentic Ethiopian cuisine crafted from high quality, real ingredients. We have options for all types of eaters: meat lovers, vegetarians, vegans and more. Dine family style or individually, it's up to you!
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