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Desta Ethiopian Kitchen

) #6 of 3,274 Restaurants in Atlanta ₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Vegetarian Friendly, African, Vegan Options
3086 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329-2654
+1 404-929-0011
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good28%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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3086 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329-2654
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter took me to Desta Ethiopian Kitchen today to celebrate Mother's Day and I plan to visit again soon. Everything on the vegetarian platter was new to me, except the salad, and I thoroughly enjoyed it all.

Thank LaShunda B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had never had Ethiopian food before I tried Desta and it was amazing! We chose this place because one of my colleagues is a vegan and this place did not disappoint in providing a variety of options!

Thank ang10342
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time enjoying Ethiopian food ever. Many times I have thought about trying. Coming to Desta was worth the wait. They did not disappoint. The beef Sambusa left me wanting more and my lamb tins were tasty and tender. I was so full when done,...More

Thank ocwarren
DestaEthiopian, Manager at Desta Ethiopian Kitchen, responded to this review

Wow, we are so glad you enjoyed your first experience with Ethiopian food at Desta! Please come back to see us soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm spoiled. I've had very delicious and authentic Ethiopian food and HAD to try Desta while in ATL. The vibe was great. The staff are very friendly. The food tastes fresh. However it does itself and its patrons a disservice by "americanizing" its cuisine. This...More

Thank Brodboston418
DestaEthiopian, Manager at Desta Ethiopian Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest opinion. We always use feedback to improve. Regardless, thank you for giving us a try. We hope you will do so again and find yourself "wowed" next time.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very enjoyable meal. The spices gave it different flavors but it wasn't hot. Highly recommend this place to try. The food is not a common stable but it easily can be if you live close way. Wait staff is very good and the prices were...More

Thank Michael D
DestaEthiopian, Manager at Desta Ethiopian Kitchen, responded to this review

We love your description that the "flavors explode in your mouth," what a compliment! Please come back to see us when you can!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, I'm fairly adventurous when it comes to food. I'm willing to give just about anything a fair shot. I'm so glad we went to this restaurant. The prices were fair and I thought the portions were a good too. The menu describes most items...More

Thank Tiffany S
DestaEthiopian, Manager at Desta Ethiopian Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We are happy you enjoyed yourself. Looking forward to having you back soon!

Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Not a high end restaurant or for romantic or special occasion but the food is very good, fresh and of the highest quality. Be prepared to eat with your fingers and go with it! Ordered the 3 protein combination plate with salmon, chicken, prime rib...More

Thank MEXUS
DestaEthiopian, Manager at Desta Ethiopian Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks for the honest review. We appreciate it and your business. Cheers!

Reviewed 11 April 2017

I love their outside deck. The food is fresh and tasty. The service was prompt and attentive. Large portions, enough for 2.

Thank Lynn C
DestaEthiopian, Manager at Desta Ethiopian Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks so much!

Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

This was my first time eating Ethiopian food. The waitress was amazing in walking me and my friends through the menu. We were a party of 14 and service was fast. Some of things I loved were the Salomon Salad appetizer (amazing and a meal...More

Thank Melvia S
DestaEthiopian, Manager at Desta Ethiopian Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a try! We are thrilled to be your new fave. Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

I travel EVERYWHERE and there is no place like desta. I've even missed a flight because I had to get my fix. It's my absolute fav!

Thank tbr0wn178
DestaEthiopian, Manager at Desta Ethiopian Kitchen, responded to this review

Missing a flight for us?! That is Desta-dedication! Thank you so much, we appreciate your business.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Meals
Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
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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Description
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!