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Emanu East African Restaurant

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6063 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45213-1617
+1 513-351-7686
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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200 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Ethiopian is my favorite ethnic food but I would not say this was my favorite East African restaurant. I like it spicy and we ordered a mild combo and a sambusa appetizer. It was good but I wouldn't rave. I heard others around us very enthusiastic about it, but they've likely never had it before. It was very good but... More 

1 Thank Gwen W
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

The flavors are diverse and yet exceedingly complementary! Get ready to have your taste buds dazzled. Our meal looked like a cross between Indian cuisine and west Indian food however the flavor was from a different world altogether. Spicy but not tremendously hot, bold and yet understated, balanced and still intriguing to the last bite. In the East African culture... More 

Thank London T
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Have tried different food and food taste awesome. This restaurant also offers drinks too. Restaurant is near the by bus stop and are easily seen.

Thank RoshanSalim
Cincinnati, Ohio
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121 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

My wife and I ate here recently and I will start with the food (i.e. flavors) are spectacular and the food was very fresh. We had one lamb, one chicken and one vegetarian entree. Did I mention the flavors are amazing. Two things that kept this from being a 4 star review are the service and the value. The service... More 

Thank Matt22260993
Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Really, it was incredible! I had never had Ethiopian cuisine before and they have made a believer out of me. We arrived at 9 on a Friday night and found a pleasant crowd of other diners which is always a good sign. The owners were very personable and informative. They answered all of our questions without frustration and were very... More 

1 Thank Caitlin M
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

The best East African place to eat..The are vegan friendly...MUST try "SHEBANG" wine taste AMAZING 1st time I had wine with a meal I enjoy..Last of beautiful picture and East African History (i ask about everything I seen on the way)

Thank Tim J
1 review
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

The food is absolutely delicious! There are vegan options, excellent coffee and desserts. You can get a platter and its enough food to share between two people. The atmosphere is very calm and inviting.

Thank Mabel T
Florence, Kentucky
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 24 December 2015

Are you looking for a truly unique food experience? If so, you have found the place. We had the meat and veggie combo. More than enough food for two. Be patient because each dish is created from scratch. Nice balance between spicy and sweet. Enjoy!

Thank Kent E
Brookville, Indiana
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84 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

I never had this type of food before. My daughter is a vegan and I took her there. She showed me 'the ropes' about what to order. I do not even remember what I had - the thing that stood out was the unusual sponge-like bread (you can see it in the picture here). It was very unique and very... More 

Thank Horse_Attack
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

I have never had Ethiopian cuisine before, but I plan on trying everything on the menu! We started out with samosas which were great. I got chicken and rice, and I LOVED it! My partner got beg-watt and it was also quite good. The bread that comes with the meal is unlike anything I had experienced before. It's steamed, so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
African, Ethiopian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6063 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45213-1617
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Cincinnati
  • Phone Number: +1 513-351-7686

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