Ethiopian Restaurant · Upper West Side
947 Amsterdam Ave (btwn 106th & 107th St.), New York, NY 10025, United States
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • Noon–11:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Beer, Wine
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 56 votes

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    Serious Eats
    "... piles include beets, red lentils, yellow split peas, cabbage, gomen..."(2 Tips)
    Jason D.
    "Red honey wine - made with fermented blackberries, not grapes."(2 Tips)
    Juan A.
    "Try the vegetarian combo, for two, three, or four."(7 Tips)
    William H.
    "unbelievably stingy with the injera."(3 Tips)
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  • red lentils
  • Ethiopian food
  • vegetarian food
  • collard greens
  • honey wine
  • good for dates
  • tartare
  • family-friendly
  • beef tips
  • spicy food
  • good for groups
  • lamb
  • authentic
  • injera
  • chicken
  • Shiro
  • chickpeas
  • beer
  • split peas
  • mild spices
  • Vicente H.

    Vegetable platter is unbelievable!

    Vicente Hansen · July 25, 2015
  • Patrick B.

    Solid Ethiopian grub, a lot of food

    Patrick Baskin · November 11, 2014
  • William H.

    The food is incredible--combos are an especially good deal--but the place has negative ambiance and is unbelievably stingy with the injera.

    William H · August 20, 2014
  • Village Voice

    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

    Village Voice · August 15, 2014
  • Felicia M.

    Great tasting food served on top of sour injera. Bring clean hands - no utensils here. Vegetarian options are fantastic as well,

    Felicia M · February 23, 2014
  • Sameepa S.

    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!!

    Sameepa Shetty · November 24, 2013
  • Jeffyi L.

    Their lamb dishes are great!!!

    Jeffyi Lu · September 23, 2013
  • Serious Eats

    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.

    Serious Eats · April 23, 2013
  • Jason D.

    Red honey wine - made with fermented blackberries, not grapes.

    Jason Diamond · April 13, 2013
  • Serious Eats

    Among the city's better Ethiopian restaurants. Vegetables are great here, but the tartare is our favorite dish.

    Serious Eats · March 15, 2013
  • Aliya B.

    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.

    Aliya B · February 23, 2013
  • Amy

    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.

    Amy · December 5, 2012
  • Marjy G.

    try the veggie combo!

    Marjy G · July 1, 2012
  • Pratheba S.

    Nice Indian kinda food . Bt jus remind urself to b patient .. It takes hell lotta time to get ya food on table...

    Pratheba Selvaraju · December 28, 2011
  • Joh

    Red honey wine - go.

    Joh · September 12, 2011
  • Diana M.

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this place. Great food, great service, nice atmosphere & good prices.

    Diana Martinez · September 8, 2011
  • Maurice M.

    Friendly service. Unpretentious. There's several African beers on the drink menu.

    Maurice Mitchell · May 8, 2011
  • Juan A.

    Try the vegetarian combo, for two, three, or four.

    Juan Alicea · April 3, 2011
  • Marcus S.

    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

    Marcus Samuelsson · October 7, 2010
  • Lyana F.

    The meat and veggie combo was terrific!

    Lyana Fernandez · August 15, 2010
  • Tony K.

    Just order Number 2 Combo for two and bring your own bottle of wine ($10 corking)

    Tony Keevan · July 11, 2010
  • Alan C.

    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.

    Alan Cordova · April 30, 2010
  • Stacie G.

    This is a great restaurant. I'd highly recommend! Read more

    Stacie Greenfield · April 27, 2010
  • Kaisha D.

    Get the shiro and you get 2 extra veggie sides.

    Kaisha De La Mare · February 26, 2010

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