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Gojo Ethiopian Restaurant

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3015 E Thomas Rd # 101, Phoenix, AZ 85016-8030
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Augusta, Georgia
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111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

I read the reviews here first and I think they are accurate about the excellent food and good, friendly service. The injera was especially good. It is also true that the restaurant is very shabby with somewhat of an unclean feel. The men's bathroom was not clean and the urinal was backed up, lending a sour smell when one entered.... More 

Thank Durwood N
Tempe, Arizona
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192 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

The service, the decor, the atmosphere is very simple, the toilet need urgently to be enlarge and redone, the cleanness of the floor only sufficient, the cleanness of the menus is not pursue. It seams to be in a people restaurant in a poor country. Personally I never went to Africa, but I experience similar environment in restaurants in South... More 

Thank ferdipet
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I have been to Ethiopia the country itself, and LOVED the food, and so I wanted to try this restaurant and give it a shot, and it brought back many memories being back in Ethiopia. I would recommend this to vegetarian folks, or the chicken drum stick is super delicious with the various wats and oils! Mmm, my mouth is... More 

Thank Kimberly M
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

This place has wonderful food! We were craving Ethiopian food and ordered the combination veggie and meat plate and we're thrilled by how yummy all the dishes were. The meat and lentils were well-seasoned and there was lots of variety. Also, try the honey wine- super tasty!

Thank Jmlflg888
Flagstaff, Arizona
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673 reviews
412 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

We tried this place out years after we moved away. Wished we had known about it much earlier. We came in and sat down and it is a classic hole in the wall with simple tables and chairs. The waitress was very friendly and helpful. We tried the Gojo Combo as it included multiple meat and vegetarian dishes. We really... More 

Thank Brandon K
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Not much to look at but the food is good. We had the vegetarian platter and it was very good. Additional injera is available upon request.

Thank Lana2012Sedona
Phoenix, Arizona
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

When I lived in Tempe, AZ, I lived around the corner from The Blue Nile. It was my first experience with Ethiopian, and I ended up loving it. During Nursing School I ate there at least once a week. Even after graduating, I still had to have it. When I moved out of Tempe and into Central Phoenix, I found... More 

Thank Matthew W
Phoenix, Arizona
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Let me start out that saying, my life has a lot of Ethiopian in it as my wife is and we have visited Ethiopia several times. That being said, I guess my expectations are a little higher than the casual Ethiopian dining seeker. We dined at Gojo back in December. We liked some of the traditional Ethiopian features such as... More 

Thank TrustyJ
Prescott, Arizona
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

With many restaurants there is a kind of self-similarity between food and ambiance. This rule is deliciously broken at Gojo. My wife and I arrived just after dusk on a Thursday evening and could not figure out whether the restaurant was open until someone emerged and we could see lights inside. The neighborhood felt a little sketchy, so we were... More 

Thank mtspace
Scottsdale, Arizona
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172 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

I read the reviews on Gojo, and they were what motivated me to try it. I like Ethiopian food, and had just eaten at a different Ethiopian place the day before and was hungry for more. I arrived not long after they opened on a Saturday, and was the first customer. I was greeted immediately, allowed to select a table,... More 

Thank Terri S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
African, Ethiopian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3015 E Thomas Rd # 101, Phoenix, AZ 85016-8030
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?