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Ethiopian Love Restaurant

1112 Smith St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-5139
+1 808-725-7197
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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17:00 - 21:30 Hours
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
1112 Smith St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-5139
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The vegan platter for two people was fantastic but I think $40 for this is way overpriced. Food five stars. Cost unacceptable. Unless they lower it I won't be back. But the spices were amazing. Pity it's out of my budget

1  Thank ell6501
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is nestled in Chinatown on the island of Oahu. We were impressed with the meal. No silverware was needed. It was five of us and we all ordered a different entree. All the food came on one plate so we shared. I give...More

1  Thank Fred W
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Have the veggie simpler for her to spend 40 Dollars way too much money for vegetables but absolutely delicious

2  Thank ell6501
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Ethiopian food in Honolulu, how could you possibly resist! This is a small restaurant on the border of Chinatown in Honolulu. The area has several small ethnic and fusion restaurants that have gathered a devoted following. The restaurant itself is charming. We came fairly early...More

Thank jm2hilo
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff and cool old building with a great hidden courtyard. The food was flavorful and fun to eat by fingers with the ijera bread. Had the six vegetable dish for two and we couldn't finish it. Will come back.

Thank DavidAloha
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We ordered sambussa ($6.50), a veggie sampler ($17.00) and the Doro Wot chicken ($17.00). Everything was very good however the veggie sampler is overpriced. I love Ethiopian and I would dine here again. Service was very good. You can bring your own wine.

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

It's the best Ethiopian food I've had in the states. I've only eaten Ethiopian in the country of Kuwait but this was very close to the same taste. The location is cool, the atmosphere was nice and quite! Service was great. This is a must...More

Thank Cashmere24
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Unique food in Hawaii is hard to come by, considering most food here is Asian fusion. Ethiopian Love is not only unique, but it's delicious as well. The service is great, and friendly. I have eaten here so many times, and always bring friends when...More

Thank Alawha
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Beyond stoked to have Ethiopian in my hometown!! The owners are super nice, having moved to Hawaii and opening shop first in Kapahulu. Now that they are in Chinatown they're doing a great job, especially with the atmosphere! You can sit outside with the bamboo...More

Thank TheWeeklyJoDotCom
Reviewed 22 April 2017

The food here is very good though they nickel and dime for extra injera and the prices we thought were a bit high. Tips - skip the baklava

Thank 270hemantv
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1112 Smith St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-5139
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-725-7197
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