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Ras Dashen Ethiopian Restaurant

Ras Dashen Ethiopian Restaurant

Ethiopian Restaurant$$$$
Edgewater, Chicago
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  • Anand V.
    "Especially on the chicken Doro wat."(2 Tips)
    Emilio C.
    "Amazing vegetarian food."(4 Tips)
    Linnéa L.
    "And the injera is delicious."(4 Tips)
    Daniel B.
    "Live music some nights."(3 Tips)
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  • Mischa S.
    Mischa SchlichtingMay 11, 2017
    I thought this was absolutely fantastic. My first time to an Ethiopian restaurant so I wasn't really sure what to expect. Our waiter gave suggestions and they were perfect. Food was amazing!
  • Kitty B.
    Kitty BNovember 19, 2016
    Vegetarian sample plate 5,6,7,10,11
  • Gigi C.
    Gigi CoscioniJuly 14, 2016
    Anything on the menu is good. The lamb and chicken is very good.
  • Avrom L.
    Avrom LitinJune 10, 2016
    Great food at Reasonable prices. Just a warning when the say a dish is spicy they mean it! Love their teas!
  • Shane G.
    Shane GarciaFebruary 19, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Lots of great vegan items on the menu!
  • David W.
    David WeathersbyJanuary 9, 2016
    Absolutely love this place. Love the Dorro Wat
  • Paul R.
    Paul RanjanDecember 1, 2015
    Amazing food
  • Drew B.
    Drew BelzMarch 11, 2015
    THE PEOPLE. The food is AN EASY 11.0 but that is only second to the most amazing people you'll ever meet. There might be a portal between our table and the seventh heaven.
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiJanuary 3, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Ethiopian!! Don't be afraid to just pick random items off the menu, it's all delicious & has great flavor!
  • Becca
    BeccaDecember 15, 2014
    Get the vegetarian pumpkin entree. My God, it's good.
  • Abigail F.
    Abigail FisherSeptember 27, 2014
    Dinner with our wedded friends!
  • Anand V.
    Anand VishwanathMay 25, 2014
    The bere bere sauce here is to die for. Especially on the chicken Doro wat.
  • Meghan B.
    Meghan BookmillerApril 25, 2014
    Best Ethiopian Cuisine in Chicago. Try the Doro Wat!!
  • Paul R.
    Paul RanjanApril 13, 2014
    Amazing food.
  • ISC C.
    ISC ChicagoMay 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Easily the best Ethiopian restaurant in the city, and very friendly and helpful owners and staff; if going as a large group, call ahead and let them put the menu together
  • Linnéa L.
    Linnéa LDecember 2, 2012
    Great place for getting cosy and sharing food. And the injera is delicious.
  • ISC C.
    ISC ChicagoNovember 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Don't forget to buy some coffee beans to take home
  • Emilio C.
    Emilio COctober 21, 2012
    Amazing vegetarian food. The spices and shared dining environment is awesome.
  • Rachel S.
    Rachel SchipullJune 20, 2012
    Yellow beet salad is incredible! You have to try it!
  • Dan L.
    Dan LucasMay 9, 2012
    At the hand wash station the hot and cold are reversed.
  • Chicago magazine
    Chicago magazineMay 8, 2012
    Meals are served on freshly made injera bread and eaten with your fingers. Each entrée comes with three sides and a separate basket of injera use for scooping. Very veggie friendly. Read more
  • Emily L.
    Emily LuMarch 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Make a reservation or expect to wait on fridays and saturdays!
  • Rebecca S.
    Rebecca StahrFebruary 27, 2012
    They have gluten-free injera with 24 hr notice
  • Katrina
    KatrinaJanuary 15, 2012
    Live native music Sunday evening at 7pm.
  • Shayna K.
    Shayna KatherineDecember 20, 2011
    Dorothy wat and Quelula beef dish
  • Jared S.
    Jared SchulmanOctober 23, 2011
    The Tuskan (Kenyan beer) is delicious. Goes great with spicier dishes.
  • Reno B.
    Reno BastianJuly 3, 2011
    Let the waitresses make sugestions if your a newbie
  • Maryam
    MaryamOctober 28, 2010
    Go on a Friday for live music! Great restaurant.
  • Jeffrey S.
    Jeffrey SumberAugust 31, 2010
    Can not help getting super sick every time I eat here but it hasn't changed my love for the place.
  • Daniel B.
    Daniel BernardoJuly 4, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Great ethiopian food! One of my favorite places for it. Live music some nights.
  • carol m.
    carol mjosethMarch 2, 2010
    Yummy and fun for a group though a bit confusing to order. Don't skip the honey wine.
  • Jeff C.
    Jeff CanzonaDecember 8, 2009
    Yebeg Watt not to be missed!
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