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Red Sea Restaurant and Bar

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206 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28204-2245
+1 704-375-4999
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Visited this restaurant in their new location on Monroe Rd twice this month. Service is very slow but the food is worth the wait. The injera is wonderful and all the food delicious. Some of the dishes are over-salted, but they are happy to substitute something else whenever we have not been satisfied, and ever bring extra servings.

1 Thank Gwen K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Great food on-time service One of the best restaurant in Charlotte Very convenient location minutes from Uptown

Thank Bereket B
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

The restaurant has newly relocated to a new building on Monroe Rd. Service was poor and the food left a lot to be desired. From the time we placed our order till the food hit the table was 45 minutes. Including us, there were only 12 people seated in the restaurant. My order was wrong when it arrived but we... More 

Thank John E
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

Nice little restaurant. Moving this summer from Midtown to Oakwood. Traditional Ethiopian fare. Tasty kitfo and served on an enjira platter.

Thank John D
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

A lovely little room with a tiny tiki-like bar, food from Ethiopia, Africa with a delicious vegetarian platter (18" plate) with several tasty samples of Eritrean and Ethiopian foods, also avail. beef, goat, lamb and some raw meat dinners, also chicken and seafood and alcohol. Artistically decorated with ethnic art but the service is slow and a bit disorganized.

Thank Shahrazad A
United States
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138 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

We had a really wonderful meal here a few weeks ago, and I'm still thinking about it. The young woman who waited on us couldn't have been nicer, and we felt welcomed and comfortable. The ordering was a bit complicated, but she walked us though everything, and was very nice about a few dietary restrictions that we had. The lamb... More 

Thank aph03
New York, New York, United States
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157 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

spoke to an Ethiopian patron at lunch that also said he had not eaten such good cooking since he left Ethiopia years ago. Truly incredible, loved it so much that I even got 2 more meals to eat on my road trip. The injira bread is the best here. If you like this food or never had it b4, this... More 

Thank Edan M
Charlotte, North Carolina
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89 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2015

I'm a fan of eating Ethiopian and Eritrean food from my days living in NYC - this place definitely brings me back to those days. Restaurant is small inside, but it provides a very cozy, refreshing atmosphere versus larger restaurants where you have to yell to be heard at a dinner with friends, etc. Portion sizes are more than adequate... More 

Thank Classyjojo725
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2015 via mobile

great food nice people just a friendly place to hang out service always on time fresh food call a head for carry out

Thank Bereket B
Charlotte, North Carolina
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105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

Between two of us, we split the chicken combo which consisted of tsebhi derho, tibsi derho (chicken dishes) with a few vegetarian dishes. Items can be cooked spicy or not spicy. This isn't a super-sized combo, but more than enough food for the two of us. The spices and flavors were outstanding--Definitely a place we'll visit again soon.

1 Thank southerncomforts

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
African, Ethiopian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28204-2245
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > Elizabeth
  • Neighbourhood: Elizabeth
  • Phone Number: +1 704-375-4999

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?