CLOSED: Nile Ethiopian Rest...

Overall rating: 4.0 stars 7 Reviews
Serves meat, veg options available. Offers around 7 vegan options for dinner. SEPT 2014 REPORTED SHUT. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Non-veg
309 N Laurel St
Richmond, Virginia 23220
804-225-5544

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First Review by Tinavegan
roxette521
roxette521
  • vegan
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+84

Vegetarian platter FTW

4
Posted on 11 / 22 / 2013

I come here on a regular basis, both on dates and with friends. Meat eaters can get meat, but if you're vegetarian or vegan, they have multiple options for you, and they're all vegan. On certain days they have chickpea cakes, but it's rare. Usually I get the vegetarian combination platter, which gives you a sampling of 5 dishes. I've been to several Ethiopian places in DC, and this place is totally on the level. The food is absolutely delicious. The service is always, always friendly, no matter who it is - they always look genuinely happy to see you.

As an extra bonus, they sometimes have Afro-beat dance parties here, which are absolutely awesome. People bring drums to play, and you can dance barefoot if you want.
Updated from previous review on Friday November 22, 2013

Pros: Delicious, Communal feeling, Friendly service
Cons: Have to keep asking for injera
pentagoth79
pentagoth79
  • vegan
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+63

Delicious food!

4
Posted on 04 / 08 / 2012

I went there the first time with a big group of people who were willing to order all vegetarian food even though they weren't vegetarian. I think that all of the veg food is also vegan.
We ordered several items and it all came on a large platter with extras. Everything was amazing! If you like Ethiopian food then you will definitely like it here. Be careful not to over order because the food is really filling when you combine it with the injera.
The restaurant is small but decorated nicely with things from Ethiopia. The bathroom is very small, but panted brightly with the sink is outside of the restroom.

Pros: Delicious, Vegan friendly, Exotic
Cons: Slow to get food
HoakieBS
HoakieBS
  • non-vegetarian
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+6

Awesome selections for vegetarians or non,

4
Posted on 01 / 14 / 2012

Your first time, get one of the sampler platters (I think the veggie one is $1-2 less expensive) which come with 5 choices on a large platter. They will expand the sizes depending on how many people order the platter, so it will all come on one platter for everyone to share. Don't bring stick in the mud people who need to use a fork and knife and don't like getting their fingers dirty. The wat and berbere dishes are terrific for those who like barbecue style meat/veggies (beans).

I love it and get a craving for it about once every 2 months. It doesn't look like a whole lot when it gets to the table, but the injera will help fill you up.

If you're over 250 lbs. good luck getting into the men's bathroom!

Pros: Taste, Variety, No utensils
Cons: A little pricey.

hickman
hickman
  • vegan
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+20

Yummy Food, Great Staff, Dirty washroom

4
Posted on 08 / 09 / 2010

The food here was awesome....the best bread i've ever had at an ethiopian restaurant...

The staff was wonderful and very very friendly...would love to eat here again

washroom needs repair and cleaning

Pros: excellent food, amazing staff
richmondveg
richmondveg
  • vegetarian
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+11

Vegetarian Paradise

4
Posted on 02 / 22 / 2010

Went with friends and ordered samplers so that we shared 10 different vegetarian dishes. Where else can a veggetarian find so many choices? Good food and healthy.

Pros: variety, healthy cuinse, good food
onmyway2amillion
onmyway2amillion
  • non-vegetarian
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+4

Excellent choice in Richmond!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4
Posted on 03 / 25 / 2009

I ate at the Nile and was extremely pleased. I ordered the combination, which is a blend of various authentic Ethiopian dishes. Service and food were excellent.

Pros: Service, Authentic Food, Clean
Cons: older restaurant
Tinavegan
Tinavegan
  • vegan
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+30

If you're vegan...

4
Posted on 01 / 16 / 2008

get the sampler platter. Some of the lentils tasted like barbecue! Others tasted like mashed potatoes & gravy. Eating with no silverware is a blast!! Gotta love this place!

Pros: friendly servers, good hot tea
Cons: maybe more drink selection

 

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