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Desta Ethiopian Kitchen

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3086 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329-2654
+1 404-929-0011
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I'm spoiled. I've had very delicious and authentic Ethiopian food and HAD to try Desta while in ATL. The vibe was great. The staff are very friendly. The food tastes fresh. However it does itself and its patrons a disservice by "americanizing" its cuisine. This does't mean that the food was flavorless. On the contrary we had quite a few... More 

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Thank Brodboston418
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very enjoyable meal. The spices gave it different flavors but it wasn't hot. Highly recommend this place to try. The food is not a common stable but it easily can be if you live close way. Wait staff is very good and the prices were very reasonable

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Thank Michael D
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok, I'm fairly adventurous when it comes to food. I'm willing to give just about anything a fair shot. I'm so glad we went to this restaurant. The prices were fair and I thought the portions were a good too. The menu describes most items well and the server brought us a sample injera. I have already recruited a friend... More 

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Thank Tiffany S
DestaEthiopian, Manager at Desta Ethiopian Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We are happy you enjoyed yourself. Looking forward to having you back soon! More 

Chula Vista, California
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271 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not a high end restaurant or for romantic or special occasion but the food is very good, fresh and of the highest quality. Be prepared to eat with your fingers and go with it! Ordered the 3 protein combination plate with salmon, chicken, prime rib with the Ethiopian crepe type of flat bread; all blew my mind! Friendly and attentive... More 

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Thank MEXUS
DestaEthiopian, Manager at Desta Ethiopian Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks for the honest review. We appreciate it and your business. Cheers! More 

Pine Lake, Georgia
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love their outside deck. The food is fresh and tasty. The service was prompt and attentive. Large portions, enough for 2.

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Thank Lynn C
DestaEthiopian, Manager at Desta Ethiopian Kitchen, responded to this review

Thanks so much! More 

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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first time eating Ethiopian food. The waitress was amazing in walking me and my friends through the menu. We were a party of 14 and service was fast. Some of things I loved were the Salomon Salad appetizer (amazing and a meal within itself), Lamb with Rice and the Curried Cabbage. Oh don't forget the Red Lentils... More 

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Thank Melvia S
DestaEthiopian, Manager at Desta Ethiopian Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a try! We are thrilled to be your new fave. Hope to see you soon! More 

Clearwater, Florida
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95 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I travel EVERYWHERE and there is no place like desta. I've even missed a flight because I had to get my fix. It's my absolute fav!

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Thank tbr0wn178
DestaEthiopian, Manager at Desta Ethiopian Kitchen, responded to this review

Missing a flight for us?! That is Desta-dedication! Thank you so much, we appreciate your business. More 

Silver Spring, MD
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food at this restaurant is excellent! I had the vegetarian plater. The flavors were amazing and everything on the plate was simply delicious! The injera was great and it kept coming!! Can't wait to go back to Atlanta so I can eat there again!

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Thank ruitaly
DestaEthiopian, Manager at Desta Ethiopian Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you! Can't wait to have you back! More 

Cayucos, California
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch and tried Ethiopian food for the first time. Our server was very helpful as we navigated this exotic cuisine. My adventurous husband ate the spiced beef. He said it was fairly hot but he liked it. I tried the vegetarian platter and was presented with 10 different dishes. I loved the tofu and the spiced lentils.... More 

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Thank ReikiJill
DestaEthiopian, Manager at Desta Ethiopian Kitchen, responded to this review

We are so happy that you enjoyed your experience and lunch. Please, come back to see us again! More 

Scotland
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Use the app to book ahead as this place goes like a fair! We went on a Thursday evening and had to wait for a table, but despite being really busy the food was excellent. The taster plates, available as vegetarian and meat, are a really good way to introduce yourself to Ethiopian food.

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Thank cloverScotland
DestaEthiopian, Manager at Desta Ethiopian Kitchen, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind and honest review. We appreciate it and your business. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?