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Blue Nile Ethiopian Restaurant

9400 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77063-3930
+1 713-782-6882
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“injera bread” (5 reviews)
“beef” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
9400 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77063-3930
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1 - 10 of 55 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I absolutely love Ethiopian food and this place served some great authentic Ethiopian classics like Kifto which is ground beef with Spices and buttery sauce. Delicious. Also do a great honey based wine.

Thank Timadams84
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

A cool place for lunch, and very different from other places. Good food and good service. Their coffe was great with fresh burned coffee beans.

Thank Kristian M
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Just like I'm used to back home - which is Melbourne Australia!! But seriously this is a fair dinkum traditional Ethiopian restaurant with Ethiopian beer to boot!

Thank grugoir
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful deck and music... You can smell the authentic spices as soon as you walk in. By far the best Ethiopian restaurant in Houston!

Thank KayMarie3918
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We had dinner in Blue Nile restaurant on Oct 29 2016 , and thoroughly enjoyed the Ethiopian Cuisine . To start with , the style of eating is ' with fingers' which is very natural style for us . We were served in a big...More

Thank Mussooriewala
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Excellent food--we had Doro Wot (chicken), Yebeg Key Wot (spicy lamb), and Yessiga Wot (beef) as our main courses. Each was excellent. The injera (bread made with teff) was tangy enough to satisfy. The service was excellent as well. The outside is unprepossessing, but inside...More

Thank dam0rt
Reviewed 10 September 2016

If you like Ethiopian food the Blue Nile should definitely be on your list. It is housed in a pretty dumpy strip center but do not let that deter you. The injera bread (a pancake type bread made with teff) is as good as I...More

Thank Seldom_at_Home
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

It was a new experience for me, eating lunch sans flatware, but it was all worthwhile. We ordered a beef dish and a lamb dish. It was accompanied by a green salad, cooked cabbage, and stewed lentils. Everything arrives on a large platter to accommodate...More

Thank Riccardo P
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has traditional Ethiopian food that you eat with their wonderful tefa grain bread. A family platter with a lazy-Suzy rotation allows sampling of a variety of foods and flavors. Plan on using your hands (but not required) to scoop the food with the...More

Thank jswflights
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I have eaten Ethiopian a few times and this place is absolutely the best. Great place for a first timer, they are really nice so don't get turned off by the outside or the mall it is in, the food is great.

Thank brxconx
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9400 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77063-3930
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-782-6882
  • E-mail
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