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Ethiopian Diamond

Ethiopian Diamond

Ethiopian Restaurant$$$$
Edgewater, Chicago
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  • Chicago Cab Fare
    "Go for one of the Taste of Ethiopia combos."(4 Tips)
    Annie H.
    "Everything is amazing particularly the Yebeg Tibbs Watt!"(2 Tips)
    Anne-Marie H.
    "The vegetarian sampler is excellent, and the "tour of Ethiopia"..."(2 Tips)
    Le W.
    "Love the doro watt and all the spicy tibs."(2 Tips)
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  • Brandi W.
    Brandi WallNovember 6, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    If you are new to eating Ethiopian food, I recommend the E2 for the meat eaters and the vegetarian sampling for those that don't. Both are pictured here.
  • Chad C.
    Chad CurryAugust 11, 2014
    The veggie combo is a great way to explore dishes and it's not badly priced. Our kids love the njerra bread which is naturally gluten free.
  • Chicago Cab Fare
    Chicago Cab FareOctober 5, 2011
    Verified authentic by Ethiopian cab drivers. Go for one of the Taste of Ethiopia combos. Visit ChicagoCabFare.com for a full list of 50+ authentic ethnic restaurants in Chicago.
  • Emily S.
    Emily SteingartDecember 7, 2014
    This place is amazing. Get the Tour or Taste of Ethiopian so you can sample lots of dishes with your table
  • Sabina K.
    Sabina KajtezovicNovember 19, 2012
    Food is yum. Order lamb or chicken with boiled egg. Lentils to die for.. try both Ethiopean and one Kenyan beer.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoSeptember 20, 2010
    There’s no shortage of brunch options in this town, but few offer doro watt, those addictive, ginger-kissed chicken legs, and yesimir watt (spicy, savory lentils). Read more
  • Jessica R.
    Jessica ReynoldsApril 29, 2012
    If this is your first time here, yes -- eat with your hands. Use the breading to pick up meats and veggies.
  • Wayne K.
    Wayne KeithSeptember 19, 2011
    Truly Amazing! When your down south in Atlanta try Desta Ethiopian Kitchen you will also love it!
  • Adam R.
    Adam RoweSeptember 1, 2014
    One of the tastiest places in Chicago. I don't think there is a bad item on the menu.
  • Erin B.
    Erin BernsteinMarch 18, 2015
    Great for vegans/vegetarians. Good service, fun environment
  • Annie H.
    Annie HomsyMarch 18, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Everything is amazing particularly the Yebeg Tibbs Watt!
  • Anne-Marie H.
    Anne-Marie HodgeAugust 12, 2014
    The vegetarian sampler is excellent, and the "tour of Ethiopia" meal is a good value.
  • Tyler K.
    Tyler KamigakiDecember 1, 2012
    One if the few businesses where its actually kind of OKAY to use the typeface Papyrus!
  • Xavier M.
    Xavier MMarch 25, 2011
    Taste of Ethiopia was amazing, not sure worth $38 for 2 but great nonetheless.
  • Esra T.
    Esra TasdelenMarch 15, 2015
    Vegetarian sampler on injera is soo yummy.
  • Nuri P.
    Nuri PazolJune 25, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Door tibbs without green pepper, sprinkled with lemon juice. It's my favesies.
  • Le W.
    Le WangFebruary 19, 2010
    My favorite Ethiopian restaurant. Love the doro watt and all the spicy tibs. Spicy dish not for the weak!
  • laura h.
    laura honeycuttMarch 30, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    order a Hakim Stout to stand up to the wonderfully spicy fare! :)
  • Erin
    ErinFebruary 3, 2011
    Can't go wrong with the sambuso and Shrimp watt. Also, BYOW!
  • David J.
    David JaraSeptember 6, 2011
    Bedele beer is absolutely delicious. A must try!
  • Jennifer M.
    Jennifer MarronAugust 26, 2011
    They offer gluten free injera! Yum!
  • Jeiran H.
    Jeiran HasanMay 29, 2016
    Food was fantastic! Disappointed with the mango drink, it was just ok, but the honey wine was tasty.
  • Sabrina M.
    Sabrina MJuly 9, 2010
    Even if you're not vegetarian, try the vegetarian combo. Delicious!
  • Benjamin D.
    Benjamin DunniganMarch 18, 2013
    The Shrimp Watt the best thing I tried.
  • Leslie
    LeslieNovember 18, 2012
    Get the vege Taste Of Ethiopia. It's vegan and amazing!
  • Shinji K.
    Shinji KuwayamaFebruary 13, 2016
    Awesome--ask very politely for dark bread
  • Mary H.
    Mary Hoff-RobinsonNovember 29, 2014
    Asa tibs (tilapia) is amazing
  • Francesca C.
    Francesca CarolinaNovember 3, 2012
    Food was delicious-service atrocious. We had a quick question about the menu & the guy (owner?) actually said "I'm too busy to explain this," and walked away. The waitress later threw napkins at us.
  • Chet F.
    Chet FarleyJune 9, 2010
    The food is amazing, despite being written and described on the menu in Papyrus font.
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonMarch 22, 2014
    They have the best honey wine
  • Devo
    DevoJanuary 13, 2013
    If only i can remember the names of the dish
  • Mike L.
    Mike LewisJanuary 10, 2010
    I am in love witht the "taste of ethiopia" veggie combo. It is 16$ well spent.
  • Matty H.
    Matty HerzbergJanuary 22, 2010
    The food is good here, without question, but have you tried the hand dryer in the men's room? WOW!
  • Erica M.
    Erica McKeehenDecember 2, 2012
    Great for first-timers!
  • Fitsum A.
    Fitsum AssalifSeptember 8, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Great food and service !
  • Erin
    ErinOctober 25, 2010
    BYOB! The spicy shrimp is fab
  • JL J.
    JL Jordan IIIFebruary 14, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great vegetarian options.
  • ashish r.
    ashish rastogiJanuary 6, 2016
    Daro wat and red lentils
  • Laura H.
    Laura HaleAugust 17, 2011
    Try the sampler plates.
  • Nina D.
    Nina DOctober 23, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The tea is amazing
  • Nathan R.
    Nathan RuhlMay 3, 2013
    Awful service. Small portions. Food much better (and cheaper) at Ras Dashen. Skip it.
  • PJ S.
    PJ SFebruary 9, 2010
    2 words: shimbra assa
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