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Nile Ethiopian Restaurant

#251 of 2,902 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Florida Center
As featured in Orlando's Good Eats Guide
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7048 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819-8222
+1 407-354-0026
12:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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San Francisco, California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a very traditional classy Ethiopian restaurant in the heart of tourist area. Food is amazing and service is incredible! Love this place. A must if you love eating different cultural food.

Thank Amish M
Oviedo, Florida
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We always seek out an Ethiopian Restaurant where ever we go and were so happy to find the best 30 minutes from our home. I must say it is located in a very odd strip mall behind a wing joint and a little tough to find. We have eaten at the Nile many times and have always been pleased. Our... More 

Thank Lori F
Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Authentic Ethiopian food that is served in the authentic Ethiopian style. Loved everything from the sambusa, the sampler plate with Azifa and tamatim firfir and the chicken Doro Wat and more. All good choices. Don't look for the American fork and knife kind of dining and be willing to eat the way Ethiopians eat and I am sure you will... More 

Thank TrvlGalore
Tiffin, Ohio
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We ate here on a Tuesday about dinner hour. There was a small crowd. The atmosphere was pleasant and quiet. We chose to sit at a table with chairs but you could sit traditional style. We ate the chefs choice for two and it was very filling. The Ethiopian beer was good and here was a small variety. Worth he... More 

Thank Nancy G
Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We showed up around 5:30pm. It was not busy but we were told it's good that we were early. The food was exceptionally tasty and service was great. Since it was our first time they were kind enough to give us recommendations. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for Ethiopian food and hope to return before leaving Orlando.

Thank ManOfAdventure2016
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I was staying in the neighbourhood and discovered this restaurant by accident. I have not tasted Ethiopian food before. Flavours and taste of the food was excellent. Service was great. The ambience was good. Not that expensive.

Thank sisira28
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I know, who really likes Ethiopian food? I do! This place is world class when it comes to the stuff. We lived in NYC for years and acquired our taste this cuisine. Nile is owned and run by an Ethiopian couple who take their menu seriously. The injera the vegetable combo are fantastic. I order the gored gored and it's... More 

Thank Thomas G
Parkland, Florida
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I really wanted to try something different . I liked the decor. The staff and service was good. The food is average. But this was the first time I tried Ethiopian food. Overall it was fun and a new experience.

Thank Kenneth T
Huntsville, Alabama
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We were looking for something off the beaten tourist trap path and found this gem in a small plaza. The traditional Ethiopian fare was hot, varied, healthy, and delicious! The wait staff was super helpful, the prices were great, and the atmosphere was a calm and peaceful oasis in our busy area and busier day. Be sure to get the... More 

Thank sm4d
Orlando, Florida
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

This was no way a good Ethiopian food. The server was rude. When we told her, this is our first time here, she just shrugged and was not at all helpful. She had some attitude problem. About the food, Injera was so terribly sour that it wrecked our heads. Its like a cold soggy pancake. Chicken was stale and again... More 

Thank Charms S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7048 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819-8222
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando>  > Florida Center
  • Neighbourhood: Florida Center
  • Phone Number: +1 407-354-0026

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