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Blue Nile

545 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220-1798
+1 248-547-6699
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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“bread” (14 reviews)
“spicy chicken” (2 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
545 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220-1798
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

My 9th birthday was celebrated here. Rich in culture & beautifully decorated in Ancient African History. I've been enjoying this restaurant my entire life& always encourage those who love Ethiopia & its food to book a flight to Detroit simply to eat here. It's Amazing!

Thank Akashi J
Reviewed January 21, 2018

I like the ambiance of this place, and the food is standard Ethiopian (which I almost always find good). Have been here before, and the service is dropping. It is a fixed price all you can eat setup, but it was hard to get the...More

1  Thank 97rockyg
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

My daughter is back from the East coast with her boyfriend. Her first request was to come here. They had Ethiopian food while she was working in DC this summer and the food was very average. We had the feast with meat tonight. Every vegetable...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

First time to try Ethiopian food. Went with friends and found the ambiance warm, the service good, and a fun experience. We liked the variety of veggie dishes and ordered one of each meat offered on the menu. Surprisingly light even though I had 3...More

Thank YumGuru
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

It had been about 12 yrs since I've been to this restaurant and I must say that I was quite pleased. They have traditional seating and regular booths. We sat at a regular booth since my husband's back was hurting, which I didn't mind. The...More

Thank Filipina1981
Reviewed November 21, 2016

This feels like an authentic Ethopian restaurant based on experience that I don't have. I've never been to Ethiopia. It is a very limited menu. The chicken was really good, but the veggie stuff that we were served wasn't all that tasty. There were only...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have been to at least 50 ethiopian restaurants world-wide and have eaten Ethiopian meals for over 30 years. We decided to dine at the Blue Nile Ethiopian Restaurant in Ferndale while visiting Southfield Michigan. I often enjoy using ethiopian ingredients/spices in...More

1  Thank ivy50
Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Excellent vgetarian options. Slow cooked, comfort food with large portion sizes. Friendly and helpful staff. Crowded on weekend evenings. Excellent Ethiopian tea and honey wine!

2  Thank francis b
Reviewed August 13, 2016

Authentic, flavorful, full portions, and lots of selections. My friends and I split the vegetarian platter and all enjoyed spiked Ethiopian coffees post-dinner. Love. This. Place.

2  Thank Lisa M
Reviewed July 13, 2016

We celebrated a birthday at the Blue Nile last night and the food was wonderful, as always. The Vegetarian Feast is definitely the way to go. The items on it are unlike anything you'd get at any other type of restaurant. Nicely spiced, and perfectly...More

2  Thank GSriderMichigan
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 545 W 9 Mile Rd, Ferndale, MI 48220-1798
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ferndale
  • Phone Number: +1 248-547-6699
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