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Bete Lukas

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2504 SE 50th Ave, Portland, OR 97206-1562
17:00 - 21:00
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Portland, Oregon
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent ! Friendly atmosphere and good food. Spicy but not over the top. Six of us enjoyed two combo platters and it was plenty. Loved the bread.

Thank Louiseida
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is so good. We always get the mix plater that we can all share..Amazing flavor so. The owner family run restaurant are such nice, friendly people.

Thank Jan L
Portland, Oregon
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106 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Put your culinary fate in Peter's hands and he'll help you choose a lovely meal suited your your tables palates and keep you interested with his dry sense of humor. This sets you up for a lovely evening of shared food and geniality.

1 Thank AllMimsy
Portland, Oregon
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890 reviews
571 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Great homemade food. Mounds of injera, interesting creative mix with eggplant and beet stews with the standard kikk and miser wot. All the delicious flavor without the hours of work. Great atmosphere and beer list. Great for families and a group of friends getting together, but get reservations. On the second floor so look up when finding this place. Everything... More 

Thank tiredandtravelled
New Orleans, Louisiana
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing food and excellent service! I've been to many Ethiopian places and this is definitely one of the best. So good!

Thank SabbaticalDream
Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

This was the first Ethiopian food we tried in the Portland Metro Area and we weren't disappointed. Enough reviews will tell you that the entry is on the second floor and despite knowing that, it can be a little harder to locate the place. We were a party of 6, which included two toddlers (ya, we are brave!). I am... More 

Thank nidhitalwar05
Portland, Oregon
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

I had great expectations for this place but was really dissappointed with for many reasons. First of all we reached well ahead of the evening rush hour and there were empty tables. Yet they made us wait for more than 20mins. But the friendly waitresses pacified the situation. Then we met the owner guy who has a weird sense of... More 

Thank CraverTraveller
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

The place is decent with functional ambience. Most of the dishes are non-spicy. Food is fresh and tasty. Service is good considering the time taken to churn out various items. We loved the courteousness of the owner. Combination is more economical on the menu.

1 Thank Greenweiz
Portland, Oregon
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have been here 5 or 6 times now and it's quickly becoming one of our favorite spots. The food is delicious every time and the staff are always very friendly. We'll keep coming back.

Thank Melissa K
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328 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Vegan, Vegetarian and Meat dishes with Ethiopian Spices are all superb! I saw Bete Lukas listed as one of 12 Must Try restaurants in Oregon. My 22 year old son and I were enthusiastic when we saw Bete Lukas serves Ethiopian cuisine. We mentioned it to the other 2 men in our family and they jumped at the opportunity to... More 

6 Thank nkwins

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2504 SE 50th Ave, Portland, OR 97206-1562
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 503-477-8778

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