Blue Nile Cafe

Phoenix/Tempe Metro, Arizona

Closed as of Mar 1 12

933 E. University Drive
Tempe, Arizona 85281


4.4 / 17 votes

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Vegan-friendly Ethiopian and Middle Eastern Restaurant in Tempe!

Tucked back in the corner of a strip mall on the campus of Arizona State University, and basking in the shadows of the highly-touted Cafe Lalibela (just down the street) is "the other" Ethiopian restaurant in Tempe, Blue Nile Cafe.

Added by Steve Carlson on Aug 20 04 (last updated Jul 25 12)

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Best raw food in the valley

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I really like Blue Nile and always have. Every time I go I'm pleasantly surprised by something. I usually don't get any appetizers here because the entrees are pretty filling. This time I got the Vegetarian Sambussa. For a buck and a just can't go wrong there. Fair warning though, temp wise...very hot!

For dinner I had the Kik Alitcha. I like eating peans/beans/legumes for the protein. Most of the dishes here seem to contain a lot of those types of foods which is why there are so filling.

Taste was great, I was definitely satisfied...overall.....Great job! Thanks!

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east valley


Located in the strip mall just east of the SE corner of University Dr and Rural Rd.


No Reservations

Wheelchair Accessible


$$ - average


  • MasterCard Visa


  • Ethiopian/Eritrean
  • Mediterranean


  • Kid-Friendly
  • Large Group-Friendly
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Quiet
  • Romantic


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11am - 9pm
11am - 10pm
11am - 9pm

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