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Nile Ethiopian Restaurant

€€ - €€€
Garden District
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2130 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-5046
+1 504-281-0859
11:00 - 22:00
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Thu - Tue 11:00 - 22:00
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Saint Francisville, Louisiana
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed lunch here. The food was well seasoned and plentiful. If you just order several dishes they will put them on a communal dish (Ethiopian style), or each person can have their own plate. You get a platter of injera (sourdough flatbread) which you use to scoop the food up with, sort of like sponge bread. If you are... More 

1 Thank Linden L
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I visited this restaurant on a quick trip to New Orleans on a Friday. My husband and I arrived right when the place opened, so we were the first to be served. The atmosphere is pretty casual, probably not date nite ambiance. However, the food came out really fast and the server was very pleasant. We ordered the veggie platter,... More 

Thank K D
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 July 2016

We arrived around 6pm. There was no wait. We ordered the whole fish, which takes a little longer to prepare, the waiter said. We also got a vegetable plate. Both were excellent and enough food for two adults since these are large servings. Both entrees were very good.

Thank alan p
Orlando, Florida
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132 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

My wife and I both love Ethiopian food so when I saw this restaurant go by while we were taking a bus I couldn't resist altering our lunch plans. We had curried lamb and a veggie sampler, both of which were delicious. Highly recommended!

Thank TheScarletRose
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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80 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

I had never been to Nile but I'm a big fan of Ethiopian food. This place is awesome. It's simple on the inside, but their vegetarian platter is gorgeous and the flavors complex. It's a great value, too. You won't be disappointed!

Thank PittTraveler
1 review
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Good people. They just need an Experienced Ethiopian COOK. I had the veggie platter , didn't taste anything like Ethiopian food I am accustomed to.

Thank Sirak S
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2016

This was our second visit to Nile Restaurant and it was just as good as the first. Visited two years ago with brother and sister-in-law when we hopped off the bus on the corner. This time we made a point of visiting during our trip.The food was very good and the waitstaff was helpful in picking out our meal. I... More 

Thank Douglas J
New Orleans, LA
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

If you're not familiar with Ethiopian food, you may not like it. But we enjoyed ourselves. Vegetarian options abound. Beef tibs and veggie platter were delicious. Samnbusas were good; they were out of beef option. Service was a little slow, hence the missing star rating. But, we'll be back

Thank travels_on_belly
Pensacola, Florida
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439 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016

We come to New Orleans looking for Ethiopian food because it isn't available in Pensacola. The restaurant we've been to before was closed, so we tried the Nile, just up the street. We are so glad we did. First, you walk in and the place has really high ceilings and big plate glass windows, so it is sunny and bright... More 

Thank Intlxpatr
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

After reading the super reviews below, I thought this would be the time to try Ethiopian. There's no way 8 good reviews on TripAdvisor could lead to a bad restaurant, right? Wrong! Either there has been a significant change in management since the last review in July or the other reviewers have a much different opinion of what a good... More 

Thank Rio M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2130 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130-5046
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Garden District
  • Neighbourhood: Garden District
  • Phone Number: +1 504-281-0859

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

Staying in Garden District

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Garden District
Head to the Garden District for the full-on New Orleans experience replete with quaintly clanking streetcars, proudly grandiose antebellum mansions, picture perfect avenues lined with live oaks loaded down with Spanish moss, and a wealth of beautiful churches and many more architectural marvels. Even a brief excursion here makes plain why it’s called the Garden District. So, when you visit be sure to give yourself ample time for admiration at a languidly slow pace befitting such gentile strand of riverside living and to allow you to maximize each opportunity to stop and smell the roses – and whichever other blooms you might come across. While taking it all in, you’d do well to dine at one of the city’s most beloved destinations for regional cuisine. Gourmands from far and wide (and right round the corner) swear the age-old Commander’s Palace is the best restaurant in town – and have been doing so since it opened back in 1880.
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