September 2019 by Timothy D.
Very Unique experience. Excellent service and food. There are many different options! Try the sambusa if you get the chance. Yum yum!
August 2019 by Aubrey B.
I've been here close to a dozen times and always have a great meal. The staff is attentive and the food comes out quickly. Make sure to save room for coffee at the end!
August 2019 by Rachel Van Note
The food is so great here. We get the vegetarian plate for two and it is so delicious. Even the leftovers! When we went the air conditioning was out which was pretty rough in the summer here. They were attentive to us, giving us ice waters as our party of 5 drank much more than usual given the temperature. They even asked us if wed like to move to another table which was cooler. Great service and food!
July 2019 by Frank Weaver
I love this restaurant I’ve been coming in for almost 10 years and the staff is always friendly and they recognize me. Me and my family I always like to come here for special occasions and the food is so great and fresh but one of my favorite parts is the coffee after the dinner you have to get that!
July 2019 by Janet Woolsey
Great place to have Ethiopian food! The staff was so helpful explaining the menu (vegan options) and also the proper way to enjoy their food. We loved it so much we came back the following night!
July 2019 by Daniel Mallett
We were a little nervous to try something new but this place was ABSOLUTELY amazing my whole family enjoyed it. The short one had this lentils in pastry thing, loved it, and I had the meat sampler thing it was AMAZING. I just hate we discovered it so late in our trip. If we come back to Orlando we will make this A DEFINITE place to eat. AWESOME.
July 2019 by Mr M
Fantastic. We never tried this style of food before. The flavor and spices were amazing.
July 2019 by Michelle D.
Amazing!!!! Had the platter for 2 and it was the perfect amount. The waitress was knowledgeable and informative. She directed and helped us from beginning to end. The coffee was delightful, aromatic and beautiful.
June 2019 by Katie F.
My experience there was a strange one. The environment was nice, and I think the decor matched the theme of the restaurant very well. Being on I-drive, I was surprised it wasn't bushier when we came in, but it's probably due to the fact that it's pulled off into a smaller plaza behind an apartment complex that is being demolished. The service was nice. The waitress could tell we were first timers so she helped us decide what to eat; she even explained it all again once the food was brought out! I appreciated that since there's a traditional way to eat it, and I definitely wanted to learn. Overall, I'd say 3 stars mainly because of the food. It was just really ...alright. Everything was so moist; I felt like whatever I did, I couldn't eat it with my hands. It was just all falling apart ... Not bad for what it was. But I wouldn't call it good either.
June 2019 by elmic11111
Came for the food which was wonderful but the Tea was my favorite part. Can’t wait to come back. The staff was wonder and made some wonderful recommendation. Portions are hearty.
June 2019 by 450lanat
Amazing service and amazing food. Great spice balance and flavor. High recommend the lamb or beef tibs.
June 2019 by Kapustka2011
The food tastes like home made,condimented enough and has interesting flavor. The atmosphere is ethnical and cosy. Great spiced chai! Only thing I did not like was the view- there is abandoned hotel right in front ot it. Prices are reasonable.
June 2019 by Heather J.
Great food. We enjoyed the combination meal that had a little bit of everything. Excellent.
June 2019 by Shurikca Clayton
Great food first time going there.
June 2019 by Jordan Pekevski
Food was good. Service was good. The decor could use some updating. There are fading pictures (like from a magazine) that seemed randomly taped to the wall and inserted below the glass of the table. The bathroom could definitely be improved. Also, $6 beer seemed pricey (50% the cost of the meal).
June 2019 by ANNIE MILLER
I had the chef's combination platter. It had a variety of meats and vegetarian options and every single one was AMAZING! The service was very attentive. I frequently stay in this area and will definitely be back to eat here!
June 2019 by Curly P.
This place was amazing I can't wait to return it was my first time visiting after the reading such great reviews on yelp. The collard greens are one of my all-time favorites. The staff was welcoming and friendly. They were also happy to give suggestions for the first time customers. The honey wine was delicious
June 2019 by Beverly Granieri Hesson
Delicious! Very friendly. Try the homemade honey wine!
May 2019 by Mahalo J.
Wow... This place is amazing! The food was delicious, I have absolutely no complaints. They provide you with a large variety of food. The restaurant itself is beautiful with the decor. They also have televisions playing cultural music. We got the vegetarian platter (for one) and it was actually enough food for two people. Someone in our party has a gluten allergy so we called ahead 45 minutes to request gluten free Injera. It was soooo good, those who had regular Injera preferred the gluten free! We also ordered an additional platter of Red Lentil/Misir Wat since it's our favorite. It's an amazing hidden gem on International Drive and we definitely will be returning and hope you'll give it a try too!
May 2019 by Michael Adams
Great food and service!!!
May 2019 by E J.
We stopped at Nile Ethiopian Restaurant on a Saturday evening.It is located at a strip mall next to a hookah bar.The inside of the restaurant is beautifully decorated in Ethiopian style,the outside is basic.We set outside.From there you get a view of the volcano at Volcano Bay and you'll see a few of the tall riders from across the street.They redoing a hotel at the other side of the parking lot-what will be nice when it's done. Service was great,a bit slow as around 8pm a ton of people came for dinner.Inside most of the tables were full.We were the only one to sit outside. I wanted to try out Ethiopian food for years,and finally I got a chance! The food was delicious! Interestingly by Ethiopian costumes you have to eat with your hand,which was a bit unusual,but we both get the hang of it.It was fun! My husband tried two of the Ethiopian beers,he liked it,I had a bud light:) They also serve vine. We had a nice dinner here.I'm glad we get a chance to try Ethiopian food! If you are an adventurous eater this restaurant is for you!!!!
May 2019 by Vic C.
Nile Ethiopian Restaurant is located in a small plaza, next door to a hooka lounge. This restaurant has outdoor seating and plenty of parking in the lot. This past Monday, my husband and I decided to have a late dinner here a little after 8:30 pm. When we entered the restaurant, we were greeted by a sever and was seated at a small 2 person table, with menus in hand. After browsing the menu, we ended up ordering: Chef's Special Combination, $29.99 prior to tax ($31.86 after tax, prior to tip). This entree comes with chicken dora wat (similar to curry, is a very spiced dish but not really spicy), doro alicha (chicken with onions and spices), beef alichn, beef tibs (one of my favorites and classics, this is a seasoned beef), cabbage, collard greens, lentils and split pea that is served on top of injera bread. We also each had a very small portion of side salad served on this injera bread too.. You are given addition injera bread with your meal and can ask for more (at no extra charge). I really loved all of the little dishes that our entree came with, especially the beef tips, lentils and split pea. But truly everything was perfectly cooked, perfectly seasoned. I am no stranger to Ethiopian food, but if you are new to this culinary find, this cultural style of eating typically is served family style in which you eat with your hands. So after you look through the menu here, be sure to head to the restroom to wash your hands. Injera is a spongy bread that is used to pick up the different offerings of entrees (such as the ones I mentioned above that came with our order) and consumed together (but dont' worry, this place does have spoons/ forks if you really need them). The different dishes that came with our entree served on that large injera bread is the best because it soaked up all the flavors and sauces of those dishes. The combination entree that we ordered is definitely more than enough for two people. We even had some leftovers for the next day. Believe me, you will get full. According to our server, she told us that the owners are from Washington DC (thus you may see some of the Red Skins Football team memorabilia around the restaurant), which is the largest area of Ethiopians living in the US (be sure to try some amazing Ethiopian food if you find yourself out there). They eventually moved out to Orlando and decided to open this restaurant (which is nice since Florida has very few Ethiopian restaurants). I liked that our server did check up on us and some of the other patrons during our dining experience a few times. She did refill our water and also gave us a refill of injera bread. I also liked how she was easy to talk to and never made us feel rushed during our meal. If I was living in Orlando, I would definitely be a regular here.
May 2019 by Estefania R.
AMAZING!! I visited Ethiopia for a research trip in college and this place brought back so many awesome memories for me. The walls were packed with photographs and decorations and they had these coffee booths with the traditional table with stools around it. I absolutely loved it. The honey wine was awesome and I loved trying the beers that I enjoyed so much over there. I ordered the chef's combination for two with my bf and it was SUPER filling and awesome. The meat was just as good as I remembered and the variety was wonderful. I'll make sure to try the coffee the next time I was there!
May 2019 by K7395QDjonathanl
If you have the chance to try Ethiopian food, do it. We just went to Nile restaurant in Orlando and it was absolutely amazing. What you’re seeing is a combination plate for two people. There were red lentils, yellow split peas, two stewed beef dishes, two stewed chicken dishes, collard greens and a stewed cabbage dish along with salad. And you eat everything with the flatbread seen in the basket called injera. I loved this experience so much. As you can see we both loved it. Oddly enough my favorite is the yellow dish - the split peas.
May 2019 by Jonathan L.
If you have the chance to try Ethiopian food, do it. We just went to Nile restaurant in Orlando and it was absolutely amazing. What you're seeing is a combination plate for two people. There were red lentils, yellow split peas, two stewed beef dishes, two stewed chicken dishes, collard greens and a stewed cabbage dish along with salad. And you eat everything with the flatbread seen in the basket called injera. I loved this experience so much. As you can see we both loved it. Oddly enough my favorite is the yellow dish - the split peas.
May 2019 by Goodies12
Fantastic food, absolutely delicious flavours. As I'm vegan, we had the vegetarian sharing dish (all their vegetarian dishes are vegan) - it was amazing! If we ever come back to Orlando, we'll definitely be eating here again. The lady serving us was really lovely and advised us on the foods we might enjoy, and how to use the 'bread' to eat with. It was all soooooo good and tasty!
May 2019 by mahlet dalu
We flew from Minnesota for a girls trip to Disney in Florida. We decided to go eat at Nile Ethiopian Restaurant. Best decision ever. The food is AMAZING, the atmosphere is beautiful and inviting, and the owners and employees are so kind; treated us with hospitality. We appreciate everything. We will be back soon. Highly recommended!
May 2019 by Roy Levy
Fortunately I was lucky to find this restaurant when I was passing by Orlando (I was looking for a vegan restaurant but couldn’t find any).
April 2019 by A. C.
(3/22/2019) Missed being able to get meals on injera from around the corner in the mom and pop places in Little Ethiopia in Baltimore. Had a hankering and an adventurous friend and I came to Nile for an early dinner on a Friday night. It wasn't yet too weekend crazy on I-drive. Where the place is located, it seemed full of tourists and newbs on a food adventure (there was a lot of 'splaining going on). My friend is vegan, and so got the Nile Vegetarian Combo. I really love the sweet collards and buttery, tender cabbage, and the stewed chicken (Doro Wat) and Beef Tibs and the only combo with all the meats and vegetables and lentils was the Chef's Special Combo for two. It doesn't look like a lot when they bring it, but certainly was quite filling and yes, it's for two, especially when you scoop everything with pieces of puffy, tangy, spongy injera. We did start with the Sambusas, vegetarian deep-fried pastry (much like a spring roll wrapper) triangles filled with lentils and peas seasoned with a slightly spicy yellow curry. Service is family-style, not quite professional or efficient, pacing is slow, the food is delicious though, and eating with your hands is always fun (and socially acceptable here).
March 2019 by Emily Heine
Great service and delicious food!