• Aster's Ethiopian

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Small, local Ethiopian restaurant. The menu is one page, double sided. One side is dishes with meat, the other side is vegetarian/vegan dishes (9 total). To order, choose 1 dish as your main entree plus another 3 (from the veg side) as side dishes. Teff bread is served for eating your food with your hands. Black-owned. Open Tue-Thu 11:00am-9:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:00am-10:00pm, Sun 11:00am-9:00pm. Closed Monday.

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14 Reviews

First Review by Ohkamp


Points +684

10 May 2023

great family owned spot

Delicious Ethiopian in small unpretentious family-owned spot short Uber ride from downtown and UT. Kasai is 2nd generation owner, warm and welcoming! Half of menu vegan with variations from standard Ethiopian fare. Inexpensive. Big portions.  Cold Ethiopian beer. Great spot, I'll be back

Update 5/23 ordered takeout and wasn't as good as remembered.

Updated from previous review on 2018-07-13

Pros: delicious family-owned many vegan options



Points +732

29 Mar 2022

Lunch Buffet!

Ordered: Lunch Buffet

The staff was very friendly and went through the different vegan options and ultimately decided on the lunch buffet because it allowed me to try all of the options. collard greens, eggplant, potato and many lentil dishes both hot and cold as well as mild and spicy. I recommend for anyone with a desire for variety and an appetite.

Pros: Tasty Buffet, Great staff


Points +116

14 Apr 2021


I ordered online and specified ‘vegan’ for the 5 option veg meal (which only comes ‘for two’). It was absolutely delicious- there was cabbage, two kinds of lentils, collard greens, eggplant, and plenty of injera for scooping everything up. I had enough leftover for lunch and dinner the next day. Very good vegan options, but they do serve meat here.

Pros: Delicious , Lots of vegan options

Cons: There’s meat here


Points +20

17 Oct 2020

A must go

Grab the veg combo option. So delicious, satisfying and affordable

Pros: Lots of vegan options


Points +42

11 Jan 2020

Delicious flavors

Three stars because it gave me “the runs” and someone else too who went there a few days after me. Not sure if we are just not used to these decadent spices or there was something wrong with the food. Otherwise very delicious, good service.

Pros: Good service, Buffet is great, many vegan options

Cons: Gave us “the runs”


Points +4870

05 Jan 2020

Ardent yet accordant dining for the vege acolyte.

Recently not as scrumptious as years past, yet still satisfying.


Points +71

05 Apr 2019

Comfort food yum

The lunch buffet had many vegan options. &11.99. Tasty!


Points +265

19 Dec 2018

Lunch buffet is DELISH

This place has some of the best Ethiopian food I’ve had so far!! The buffet is phenomenal, and a great bang for your buck. Come here if you love Ethiopian food! Cute little place for sure.


Points +289

25 Jun 2018

great filling vegan options

Great value for yummy food!


Points +263

24 May 2018

Vegan friendly

They had a good selection of gluten free food. Lots of unique things to try. Fair prices


Points +40

07 Mar 2018

Delicious Vegan Oil-free Food

I went for a Vegan oil-free put on by ATX Alive. It was fantastic of them to accommodate our group and the food was amazing! I can't wait till the next one.

Pros: Lots of vegan options always. Starting ﹰMarch 11t


Points +56

07 Mar 2018

Adding Vegan, Oil-free Options

Aster's is such a wonderful, charming and delicious Austin gem. I went for an event with ATX Alive (plant-based, oil-free group). Aster's made a whole menu for us and it was delicious. They had such a good response that they will permanently add at least one vegan, oil-free option to their menu beginning March 11, 2018.


Points +53

14 Jun 2017

Lacking in atmosphere

Vegan food is better than the meat dishes. Happy but overly attentive staff.


Points +140

07 Mar 2014

Decent food, ambience is nonexistent

My wife and I eat a lot of Ethiopian so we've definitely found some favorites around North America. This definitely isn't at the top of the list but it's hard to go too wrong with a mixed veggie platter. Not a stylish or classy environment so keep that in mind if bringing guests.

Pros: many veggie options, fair prices

Cons: ambience, food was just okay compared to other Ethiopian pla

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