March 2020 by BecaLynne B.
So so so good! A unique cultural experience & excellent cuisine. A good selection of vegetarian/vegan options. Our friendly waitess was great and super helpful. After seeing the good reviews and being up for something different, I'm very glad I stopped in here!!
March 2020 by S K.
This was the first time I tried Ethiopian food and I thought it was amazing! The food was very flavorful and tasty. I really enjoyed it. I have a gluten sensitivity...I called ahead to order the injera bread and they prepared it gluten-free for me. They were very accommodating to my diet. We asked for recommendations on what to order and our waitress listened to all of our preferences and then helped us to order the right portion and selection of food for us. The restaurant is located on I-Drive...being a local, I don't typically frequent that area. But I had heard good things about this place and wanted to give Ethiopian cuisine a try. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and I would definitely go back!
February 2020 by Christine C.
I always love a great story and let mine start of with the fact that I refused to do wild wings with the kids and husband .. so my journey took me to an authentic restuarant which at first let me say .. you wont be disappointed by the server/ bartneder..she guided me as to what my taste buds would love.. and together we built off from that. Pleasently one of the owners explained to me the culture and brought out a small portion of one of the first additional dishes I wanted to try .. delsigious both ways.. Secondly, the second owner aka husband came out and we spoke about the tradition and food.. To make a long story short .. I had the freshest ..cleanest..meal in a long time... We will be back..
February 2020 by Erika G.
Delicious food! We had the appetizer sampler in order to try different items, I really enjoyed the tomato salad the most but all was very tasty. We followed the same idea for the entree with the chef special and this did not disappoint, it had a good balance of chicken, beef and vegetables. I also tried there larger Ethiopian beer which was very good and paired very well with the food. The food presentation was very nice and came out in an authentic cone plate. I would recommend for all of our adventurous foodies, definitely worth it!
February 2020 by Marc F.
I've spent time in Ethiopia, so I have a good idea of what authentic Ethiopian food is, and this restaurant is authentic. We've honestly never experienced bad Ethiopian food, but some items here and there are better than others at this spot or that one. The ambiance here is great, service was prompt and very friendly. The food was very fresh, very tasty and reasonably prompt. I loved the coffee. I do recommend this place, we will revisit.
February 2020 by Ambujam K.
Its a nice place, cost effective and nice service (by Lidiya)...will come back for sure...
January 2020 by Susan Pratt
Our first time eating Ethiopian food was fantastic! The service was quick, friendly, and helpful. The food was delicious and so filling. You will not leave hungry. We ate every last scrap of food. Highly recommend trying this place out.
January 2020 by chr S
I’m so happy I finally tried this restaurant and it’s cuisine!
January 2020 by Christine S.
I'm so happy I finally tried this restaurant and it's cuisine! Shout out to Lydia, our waitress for being very welcoming and helping us learn the culture off dining here! She recommended my guest and I to try the chef platter, and I Waac not disappointed! It had a lovely variety of beef, chicken and veggie dishes! A word of warning, the center beef tips are spicy! Everything on the plate tee was very delicious! It all had a lovely flavor without being overruled spicy or salty at all! I had a glass of honey wine to go with my meal. It was by far the best mead I've ever had! It was very sweet and had a wonderful fruity flavor. For dessert, I had the coffee. It was wonderful! It doesn't need cream, a bit of sweetener is enough to add flavor. It doesn't need it, but is a nice touch. Lydia did a wonderful job telling us about the culture of coffee service in Ethiopian culture. This was a wonderful meal with plenary of culture! Don't be afraid to try it!
January 2020 by sskroll
So many choices and such interesting food. Will have to go back just to try different things. Very personable staff and reasonable prices.
December 2019 by Matt Krauss
From the awesome authentic food to the intimate atmosphere to the coffee roasting ceremony (she seriously roasted coffee in the restaurant in front of us during the dinner!), this meal was easily one of my best culinary experiences of the year! Oh! And get the honey wine!!!
December 2019 by Mojtaba Noghabaei
This restaurant is great! The place is cozy and nice. The waiter was great and polite.
December 2019 by Mary G
We found this restaurant and hoped for the best. Score! Absolutely superb Ethiopian food. We shared the vegetarian sampler platter, and demolished every morsel. Each dish was better than the next, fresh and beautifully seasoned. The tef was well-prepared. My favorite was a tomato dish. The only (slight) negative was that they were out of our first two selections of wine. The food made up for it.
December 2019 by Emile L.
Waited too long before the food arrived. The meats were good, but nothing out of this world. You can pretty much emulate what they're making if you have the sauces. Price is generally fair, some items are definitely overpriced. Almost 5$ for two bite-sized sambusas was a nasty surprise.
December 2019 by Randy R.
We were here a couple months ago. We chose the traditional dining. This may been the best Ethiopian establishment we have experienced. A few other places have better traditional settings and will feature traditional coffee service, but this place has exceptional food and good service.
December 2019 by Calvin Thomas
I had never tried Ethiopian food before, and the staff was helpful and guided me to choices that I would like. I had my order to go, and my only complaint was that the way the meal was packaged the bread became soggy on the way back to my hotel. I will be back, and this restaurant is with a visit.
December 2019 by Shutter_Bug
I brought a group of colleagues from a conference here because none of us was interested in the same old chain food that can be found elsewhere on International Drive. And we were all very happy with both the food and service at Nile Ethiopian. . . Four members of my group had never had Ethiopian food before and 2 were vegetarian. Our server and the owner explained everything patiently and helped us order a variety of dished that everyone liked. We finished up with some of their exceptional coffee, that was roasted right there in the restaurant. . . I encourage everyone to step away from the chain restaurants on International Drive and try this exceptional family-owned restaurant with exceptional food and service.
December 2019 by Dawit Hailab
My favorite go-to place. Great testing authentic, vegetarian-friendly Ethiopian food. Highly recommend for individuals and large group of dinners.
November 2019 by Chad Smith
Love this place. Been here a few times and I love these flavors. Food is really good.
November 2019 by Sirsha C.
Excellent Ethiopian food. Very wide variety of vegetation choices available in platter for two that fed our family of 2 adults and a 6 year old. All dishes we're flavorful. Service was excellent. Loved the ambience which had an easy relaxed vibe and the clientele was richly diverse.
November 2019 by Ermias Hailab
Great service Great Food coffee
November 2019 by Monica B
1st time trying Ethiopian food, it was great experience. Food was good, friendly service and lovely decor. My friend and I shared the Chef’s Special Combination. The enjoyed the honey wine as well.
November 2019 by Desiree R.
First time eating at this restaurant and on top of that first time eating Ethiopian food. I walked in this restaurant curious and walked out a happy customer. We got the Nile Special For Two called Chef's Special Combination. It had a variety of chicken and beef with a variety veggies and sides. Would I go back when I'm back in Orlando? Heck yes!! If you're willing to try something new and different.. this is a place to try. If you're not open minded, it's not for you.
November 2019 by Ganapathy Raaman Balaji
Amazing experience. Great service. I’d like to travel across the country to Orlando just to eat this food again. And a special mention to Lydia, thank you for giving my wife and I an amazing experience. I highly recommend the restaurant. I recommend the taste of Nile vegetarian.
November 2019 by Adela Isovic
So good! If you are looking for a vegetarian feast make sure to come by this place . They have a lot of meat (lamb, beer, chicken) options but the vegi platter was delicious.
November 2019 by Alyssa Z.
Fabulous find hidden behind a Buffalo Wild Wings and a Pizza Hut in a touristy area of International Drive. My son and I shared the Taste of Nile vegetarian platter and it was fantastic. There were generous portions of many legume and vegetable dishes. The injera was pleasantly sour. Everything was very fresh and flavorful. The restaurant was nicely decorated and the staff was friendly. We will definitely come back the next time we're in town to go to Universal Studios.
November 2019 by Marcela S.
This place was heavenly! First time eating Ethiopian food and I'm hooked. The injera bread is your vessel for delicious goodness. No utensils needed. I ordered the sampler for two and then added the steak tartare. We shared it between three people (sampler and steak tartare) and it was more than enough. Our waitress was helpful and accommodating. My
November 2019 by Ganapathy Raaman Balaji
Amazing experience. Great service. I’d like to travel across the country to Orlando just to eat this food again. And a special mention to Lydia, thank you for giving us an amazing experience. I highly recommend the restaurant.
November 2019 by Brian Dodson
Hands down the best Ethiopian restaurant in Orlando. The vegetarian options are very good and the service is great. Our server lydia is the best. Made us feel at home,DMV feel..
November 2019 by Andrea Taylor
First time having Ethiopian food. Great experience, great food, great service. Highly recommend. Everything was very tasty. We had the chefs sampler for 2. We got to try a bunch of things and still had plenty left to take home. I loved the authentic vibe of the little "huts." I will definitely be back.