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Blue Nile of Ann Arbor

221 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2007
+1 734-998-4746
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good42%
  • Average7%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
221 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2007
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

We both ordered the Vegetarian Plate for lunch. It includes 3 selections per plate, and there are 7 vegetarian entrees listed on the lunch menu. The waiter offered to add the seventh entree for free, so we could try all 7. And they were excellent!...More

Thank dcaldwellny
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed the food here. The Ethiopian brushetta was amazing. Staff was friendly and atmosphere was nice.

Thank Lisa V
Reviewed March 18, 2018

My wife's cousin and her husband recently hosted a Black History Month celebration at the Blue Nile. Due to the menu and the unusual way the Blue Nile serves their food it was a very authentic way to celebrate Black History month.

Thank Peter A
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

Food was delicious. Dining experience is a little odd (use bread to pick up the food and eat it), but it has a nice atmosphere in a great location. Price was reasonable for a 2-plate feast and it's all you can eat.

Thank Matt S
Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

Family loves coming here for the variety, and the chance to step outside the ordinary meal out. Vegetarian? No problem. Love meat? No problem. Meal for four, $100 or so. Parking? There’s a garage maybe 5imite walk away.

Thank Brian W
Reviewed December 4, 2017

Maybe I am spoiled by an excellent Ethiopian restaurant in my home town but this was just gross. Everything was brown and oily and gross --- when you have to get get Peptol Bismol on your way home from dinner it is not a good...More

Thank JanetDP
Reviewed November 29, 2017

Weve been dining at Blue Nile for years, and, until now, the food and ambience were superb. We recently took friends to celebrate a special occasion and were surprised by the decline in quality of the food and service. The meal was visually unappetizing and...More

Thank Pamela V
Reviewed November 28, 2017

Went here for dinner--which is a family style plate--pay per person. Spread of meats or veggies, with side options (lentils, cabbage etc) You eat with your fingers and thin bread. regular plated meals available at different times of the day Be prepared for an experience...More

Thank Emily S
Reviewed September 17, 2017

There are two basic choices for dinner - a feast with meat or without. The feast includes 7 different vegetarian dishes and 3 meats. They are served on a large platter placed in the center of the table and everyone shares. There are no utensils...More

Thank David C
Reviewed July 30, 2017 via mobile

Definitely not an expert on Ethiopian food but always enjoy this spot every year as a traveling artist for the Ann arbor art fair. Fast, friendly service. The Ethiopian platter seems to be the standard and the staff will keep filling your plate and Injera...More

Thank Gooserace504
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2007
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: +1 734-998-4746
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