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veg-friendly Ethiopian restaurant

Restaurant, Bar

Awash is an Ethiopian restaurant and bar that features several vegetarian appetizers and a separate vegetarian entree section of the menu. Entrees include:

-Key Sir Alicha - red beets, carrots and potatoes
-String Beans & Carrots cooked and seasoned in spicy garlic sauce
-Gomen - collard green coked with onions, garlic and green peppers
-Yatakilt Alicha - cabbage, carrot, potatoes with peppers onions and garlic
-Yemisir Kik Wat - split red lentils cooked in berbere sauce -Shiro - mildly spiced chick peas, cooked with onions and tomatoes
-Yater Kikalicha - split peas cooked with onions, peppers & herbs

These entrees are about $9 each or you could get a combo platter that features most of them, along with salad, for $11. As is typical for Ethiopian restaurants, all meals are served with traditional Ethiopian flatbread, injera, which is a spongy, sourdough-style flatbread that is used to scoop up the food. Their injera is made with teff, as is always the case, but also contains wheat flour, so it is not gluten-free.

Added by Cass Danger on Dec 10 08 (last updated Dec 10 08)

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The food here is good but it's not the best Ethiopian food around (Meskerem, a short walk away, is better). The staff is friendly, but I dined here with a friend with severe allergies and our waitress had a lot of difficulty understanding what we were saying.

We got the veggie combo platter, which is the best way to try out many of the items on the menu, and it was pretty good. We went on a Monday night and it was quite busy. The dark lighting is sort of romantic, so perhaps keep that in mind when you chose who you will dine there with. :)

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Neighborhood

East Village

Directions

F to 2nd Ave, 6 to Astor Place, L to 1st Ave

Prices

$$ - average

Payment

  • American Express Discover MasterCard Visa

Cuisines

  • Ethiopian/Eritrean

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Hours

4pm - 11:30pm

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