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Ethiopian Love Restaurant

1112 Smith St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-5139
+1 808-725-7197
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible10%
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African, Ethiopian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1112 Smith St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96817-5139
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot express how bad this place was. First, the service is dreadfully...unbelievably slow. Second, the portion sizes are tiny...I paid like 18 dollars for a plate of vegetarian mush that must have cost like 2 dollars at the market. They trifle with customers over...More

Thank Thomas_Jerome
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

I strolled in to have a quick bite to eat on Friday downtown and was greeted with poor service and incompetent waiters. After 10 minutes of no service, on a very dead night we were finally given menus. This is an unusual cuisine, and my...More

Thank Connor C
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

This is my third time and last time to go to Ethiopian love. I gave them a chance to lower their outrageous prices. They didn't. To add insult to injury they encourage you to byob because they have no liquor license. Ok fine. I brought...More

Thank ell6501
Reviewed 12 May 2018

The title of my review says it all -- great food, but small portions for the price! Not only are the portions of the entrees tiny, but so are the injera bread portions. There is no way to eat a platter without having to order...More

Thank hollyhanson
Reviewed 7 April 2018

The first time we went to this restaurant, we had atrocious service. We were both hungry and ordered almost right away, and after that it took almost 45 minutes for the food to come out. One of the chefs did come out and apologized but...More

Thank Susan and Phyl T
Reviewed 24 March 2018

We were travelling as a family, and I was so exited to find an Ethiopian restaurant in Honolulu. My wife was also lenting. We decided to spend our Friday night there and went. Although the place opened at 5pm, we decided to wait 3 hours...More

Thank Yonas Y
Reviewed 3 March 2018 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

2  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
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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