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Desta Ethiopian Kitchen

3086 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329-2654
+1 404-929-0011
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good26%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Closes in 3 min
10:00 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
3086 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329-2654
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Reviewed today

Without a doubt one, if not THE best Ethiopian kitchen in Atlanta. Well worth a visit if you are in the area, especially if staying at a nearby hotel looking for something different and delicious.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank BirdingFreak
Reviewed yesterday

A party of four celebrated a friend's birthday at Desta Ethiopian Kitchen. We dined family style. The food was good. The service was excellent even though it was a Saturday night and the restaurant was full to the brim and hopping.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Pamela L
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The place is always busy for dinner with an hour wait. So beat the system and went for lunch. The food is amazing. Especially the chicken and the red lentil curry. You will not be disappointed.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Prasad P
DestaEthiopian, Public Relations Manager at Desta Ethiopian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Great suggestion! Thanks for coming!

Reviewed 1 week ago

It's no secret this place is popular for a good reason... Their food is fantastic, I really like the way they season and prepare the food. I went to 6 Ethiopian places in town before going here. I should have started here... I have been...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank heatherinat
DestaEthiopian, Public Relations Manager at Desta Ethiopian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your continued support Heather! See you soon :-)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Haven eaten Eritrean/Ethiopian food my whole life, I was underwhelmed by the quality of food and service at Desta. I was traveling for work and this restaurant, although out of the way from the conference, was told that it's worth the trip if I like...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 804isaact
DestaEthiopian, Public Relations Manager at Desta Ethiopian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Isaac, though we do appreciate your feedback, we are saddened that your visit didn't go as well as expected for you. Whether it was a lack of seasoning or something else, we understand that everyone's taste palates aren't the same, for that reason we...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Desta is great for couples or larger families. They also have a drive up window and a patio for sunny weather. The food was delicious. For 4 adults, we ordered the meat lovers platter with 3 different meats. We chose lamb, ribeye and chicken. We...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Gayle V
DestaEthiopian, Public Relations Manager at Desta Ethiopian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting us Gayle, we're glad you enjoyed your meal. It definitely sounds like you guys had a ton of food. Great recommendation on having the lamb, chicken and ribeye with the Meat Lovers platter. Come see us again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is your place! The restaurant was cozy and comfortable and busy. We chose to eat in the upstairs dining area. It was quaint and was easy to have dinner conversation. The wait staff was fabulous - attentive, patient, and knowledgeable. Great recommendations! I had...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Windleg
DestaEthiopian, Public Relations Manager at Desta Ethiopian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for leaving a great review! Very detailed and helpful. We're glad you enjoyed everything!

Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

Let's start with the good. The restaurant was very noticeable from the main street which is clarmont which is plus. Next the restaurant was very busy and a 35-minute wait which is not bad on a Saturday. A very quite little place with a lot...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank juiceboxx
DestaEthiopian, Public Relations Manager at Desta Ethiopian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping in and for leaving a detailed review! We appreciate you taking your time out to help other visitors from your experience. Come back and see us again soon.

Reviewed 6 November 2018

The food is authentic. You can taste the quality of the ingredients. The blending of the flavors are exceptional. If you are craving a taste bud stimulating experience that leaves you feeling you have value for your meal exceptional flavor, then Desta is the Ethiopian...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 735darleneh
DestaEthiopian, Public Relations Manager at Desta Ethiopian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2018

Thanks for the awesome review Darlene! We certainly take pride in making sure we use only the freshest ingredients. We're glad it's appreciated. Come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed 1 November 2018

I really enjoy the food at this restaurant and this is why I keep coming back for more. The food is prepared fresh and the customer service is always excellent. Exceeded my expectation.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Deborah B
DestaEthiopian, Public Relations Manager at Desta Ethiopian Kitchen, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Thanks for your continued business Deborah! We are glad you enjoyed everything and we appreciate your kind words! We hope to see you again soon. :-)

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No dogs on the porch!
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I order the tilapia on a huge bed of spring greens (fish salad) and never have a reaction. Avoid the rice. Excellent food!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3086 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329-2654
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta
  • Phone Number: +1 404-929-0011
  • E-mail
Description
Authentic Ethiopian cuisine crafted from high quality, real ingredients. We have options for all types of eaters: meat lovers, vegetarians, vegans and more. Dine family style or individually, it's up to you!
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