Nile Ethiopian Restaurant

  • Veg-friendly Veg-friendly
    ( 9 reviews )

306 N 29th St, Richmond, Virginia, USA, 23223

Serves meat, vegan options available. Ethiopian cuisine with some vegetarian dishes which are vegan suitable. Re-opened here after move from 309 N Laurel St. Open Tue-Fri 4:00pm-9:00pm, Sat 12:00pm-9:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-8:00pm.

Category: Take-out, Gluten-free, Ethiopian, African, Non-veg

Reviews (9)

First Review by Tinavegan

First time, won't be my last! - Edit

I had never eaten Ethiopian food before. I am very impressed. The aroma of garlic welcomes you in when you open the door, and all the vegetarian dishes are actually vegan, you have lots of choices. Eating without utensils was new to me, the injera is a terrific food delivery system. Spicy, but not enough to be painful, just warms your belly. Give this place a try!

Pros: Aromas, Spicy food

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delicious! - Edit

Get the veg combo platter. So good!

Cons: small dining area

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Vegetarian platter FTW - Edit

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

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Delicious food! - Edit

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

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Awesome selections for vegetarians or non, - Edit

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.

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Yummy Food, Great Staff, Dirty washroom - Edit

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

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Vegetarian Paradise - Edit

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

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Excellent choice in Richmond!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Edit

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

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If you're vegan... - Edit

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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