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947 Amsterdam Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10025-8359
+1 212-961-1416
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good47%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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African, Ethiopian
$$ - $$$
947 Amsterdam Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10025-8359
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got to Awash about 6 on a Wednesday and there were tables but it filled up by 7. The vegetarian sampler was great with interesting spices. Limited wine selection but we had a nice Malbec from Argentina.

Thank sealbeachtraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great flavours and well suited to group dining. They have platters for sharing giving you a chance to try lots of different dishes. And you will be eating with your hands, which is half the fun.

Thank boltuprightCanada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This Ethiopian restaurant is very friendly and the menu explains what you're getting very well. We went with the recommendations of the waitress who is also helpful. There was plenty of open tables with a bar. If you like to try different things and different...More

Thank Greg C
Reviewed January 30, 2018

We wanted to try something different, so we ventured out for some Ethiopian food. The place was quiet, I guess given it was a weekday. The service was quick given we were the only ones eating at that particular time. The menu is quite elaborate...More

Thank PushExplore
Reviewed November 14, 2017 via mobile

I had the vegetarian combo lunch. This consisted of choice of four cooked vegetable dishes, plus salad, all served on a plate-size thin spongy bread that soaks up the delicious sauces. I had red lentils with spicy/medium-hot sauce; cabbage with carrots; collard greens; and a...More

Thank Lauren620
Reviewed November 12, 2017

The American restaurant that I wanted to go to was closed when I got there, so I decided to try this restaurant in the same neighborhood. Looking at the menu's low prices, I thought that I should not expect too much. I was right, the...More

Thank Harvey M
Reviewed November 9, 2017

We've been coming to Awash for a dozen years, so we're sold. Friendly, affordable, nice relaxing ambience. I love the veggie/beet dish, and everyone else enjoys whatever they get. Good beer as well. Always a crowd here for Friday or Saturday eve dinner, so we...More

Thank Lori M
Reviewed January 13, 2017

Went for a quick dinner on a Thursday night. Humble but well tended and calm ambiance, nice service and friendly staff. We ordered a platter for 2, with lots of veggies (beets, collard greens, split peas), and the chicken and lamb. And a couple of...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

Had the shared platter for two. Well priced and excellent flavors. Something different. Great service.

Thank lawrencemark05
Reviewed October 14, 2016

Friendly service. Generous selection of 4 dishes to choose from vegetarian as well as meat. Platter of food generous portions and well seasoned.

Thank Pearl H
Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 947 Amsterdam Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10025-8359
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-961-1416
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