Awash

Ethiopian Restaurant$$$$
Manhattan Valley, New York
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  • Sameepa S.
    "... own combos r better - red lentils are great if u can handle mild spice!..."(2 Tips)
    Christina S.
    "Also, try the honey wine!"(3 Tips)
    Felicia M.
    "Vegetarian options are fantastic as well,"(8 Tips)
    Serious Eats
    "... sitting atop injera."(3 Tips)
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  • Christina S.
    Christina SquitieriNovember 10, 2017
    One of the best Ethiopian restaurants I’ve been to (the other is Ghenet in Brooklyn). The meat platter and Awash special platter are great, and the tibs wat are delicious. Also, try the honey wine!
  • Manjunaath T.
    The lentils
  • zisis p.
    zisis petrouMay 24, 2017
    Take the lunch or meat combo! Great options and a very good way to try a bit of several dishes
  • Andreana O.
    Andreana OccesMarch 25, 2017
    Leave here feeling full and content. The added touch was the Ethiopian Beer, Tea and Rum Cake!
  • Amanda H.
    Amanda HuDecember 11, 2016
    So awesome. Get the meat combo and a St. George lager. Huge restaurant, great Ethiopian
  • Alex A.
    Alex ArriagaApril 22, 2016
    The veggie combo is delicious!
  • Vicente H.
    Vicente HansenJuly 25, 2015
    Vegetable platter is unbelievable!
  • Patrick B.
    Patrick BaskinNovember 11, 2014
    Solid Ethiopian grub, a lot of food
  • William H.
    William HAugust 20, 2014
    The food is incredible--combos are an especially good deal--but the place has negative ambiance and is unbelievably stingy with the injera.
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceAugust 15, 2014
    Especially tasty is the vegetarian combo plate, which is essentially a big, spicy platter of all of Awash’s vegetable dishes on top of a spare salad of lettuce and tomatoes. Read more
  • Felicia M.
    Felicia MFebruary 23, 2014
    Great tasting food served on top of sour injera. Bring clean hands - no utensils here. Vegetarian options are fantastic as well,
  • Sameepa S.
    Sameepa ShettyNovember 24, 2013
    Proportions are huge, but injetta their flat bread is great!! Make your own combos r better - red lentils are great if u can handle mild spice! Service slow in the afternoons.. but great food!!
  • Jeffyi L.
    Jeffyi LuSeptember 23, 2013
    Their lamb dishes are great!!!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsApril 23, 2013
    The Vegetarian Combo piles include beets, red lentils, yellow split peas, cabbage, gomen (collards cooked with garlic and onion) and shiro (ground and spiced chickpeas) sitting atop injera.
  • Jason D.
    Jason DiamondApril 13, 2013
    Red honey wine - made with fermented blackberries, not grapes.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 15, 2013
    Among the city's better Ethiopian restaurants. Vegetables are great here, but the tartare is our favorite dish.
  • Aliya B.
    Aliya BFebruary 23, 2013
    Ridiculously amazing Ethiopian. Try the Combo 1 - Chicken, Lamb and 3 vegetables. More than enough for 3 people or 4 meals if you decide to do take out like I did! Can't believe how good the food is.
  • Amy
    AmyDecember 5, 2012
    Go for their $9 Lunch special and get their combo plate, which is two meats and two veggies. This allows you to try different dishes. The beef tips are a must, so seasoned, with side of chick peas.
  • Marjy G.
    Marjy GJuly 1, 2012
    try the veggie combo!
  • Pratheba S.
    Pratheba SelvarajuDecember 28, 2011
    Nice Indian kinda food . Bt jus remind urself to b patient .. It takes hell lotta time to get ya food on table...
    Downvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Johanna
    JohannaSeptember 12, 2011
    Red honey wine - go.
  • Maurice M.
    Maurice MitchellMay 8, 2011
    Friendly service. Unpretentious. There's several African beers on the drink menu.
  • Juan A.
    Juan AliceaApril 3, 2011
    Try the vegetarian combo, for two, three, or four.
  • Marcus S.
    Marcus SamuelssonOctober 7, 2010
    Doro wot ($15) It is a classic dish from my birth country, Ethiopia. It reminds me of my brothers and sisters back there. My wife, Maya, cooks the best version of doro wot. Read more
  • Lyana F.
    Lyana FernandezAugust 15, 2010
    The meat and veggie combo was terrific!
  • Tony K.
    Tony KeevanJuly 11, 2010
    Just order Number 2 Combo for two and bring your own bottle of wine ($10 corking)
  • Alan C.
    Alan CordovaApril 30, 2010
    You didn't think that the Upper West Side (or New York, for that matter) had a decent Ethiopian restaurant? The real action is in DC, but the sambusa at Awash is worth checking out.
  • Stacie G.
    Stacie GreenfieldApril 27, 2010
    This is a great restaurant. I'd highly recommend! Read more
  • Kaisha D.
    Kaisha De La MareFebruary 26, 2010
    Get the shiro and you get 2 extra veggie sides.
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