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“Authentic, tasty dishes”

Demera Ethiopian Restaurant
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Ranked #367 of 10,080 Restaurants in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 10 - US$ 15
Cuisines: Ethiopian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Home Style
Cross street: Lawrence
Transit: We are one block west of the Lawrence Avenue Red Line Stop and directly across the street from two Broadway CTA stops.
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Many options for combination plates; we tried three vegetarian and three meat dishes. Lots of different flavors and level of spices (none too spicy). Authentic. Good service. A red lentil dish was our favorite, but we both really liked 5 out of the 6 selections, with a chickpea dish not being quite as good as the others. Ate here on the recommendation of someone familiar with the restaurant and we were not disappointed.

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Reviewed 20 May 2017

Having travelled to Ethiopia previously I got a craving for the food and hadn´t had it since being back home in Chicago. The food was amazing and brought back fond memories and the coffee was some of the best of have tasted, very fresh.

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Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

A memorable time for me while visiting family in Chicago. From our waitress to our server the ambiance of the place was very welcoming and comfortable. The menu selection I didn't know what to choose, but thanks to our waitress who explained everything and helped us make our selections. The food delivery excellent and hot and I can not tell you guys how finger licking, bone sucking good this good is.

I am definitely going back and highly recommend this Restaurant for all food lovers. I think you will enjoy their music too.

And experience you will enjoy for sure.

Thank FatimahUqdah
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

This was our first visit to this restaurant after years saying that we had to try it. The experience was singularly delightful. The server was friendly, responsive and informative. The food was interesting. The spongy bread requires some skill to manage. The lentls, beef and shrimp were the items we loved the most. The chicken was not at the same level of savory as other items. The pinot grigio we had was also delicious and everything is reasonably priced. The place brings a diverse clientele who by the look in their faces love the restaurant. There were a number of large groups which is very suitable for the type of eating, people in shorts, people well dressed. This place was a melting pot of people and flavors. A must visit for everyone in Chicago.

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Thank pjcjr68
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

I visited the restaurant on January with my wife, willing to try a new food since we haven't tied Ethiopian food. We are not experts in this food, but it was really good, served fast and through and excellent service. We recommend it to those looking for new types of food.

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Thank Fabrizio_ec
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