Blue Nile Ethiopian Restaurant

Houston, Texas

4.2 / 3 votes

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Great African food

Restaurant, Caterer

This African restaurant has many vegetarian options, and is one place where you have to eat with your hands. Some vegetarian or vegan items from their menu include: Blue Nile Salad; Kik Alicha (split peas cooked with oil, onion and flavored with spice);
Atkilt Wot (mixed vegetables with garlic, ginger, tumeric and olive oil); Yemissir Wot (Red lentil stew, simmered in berbere sauce, spices, garlic, ginger and green peppers), among others.
For beverages, they offer beer, wine liquor, coffee, juices, tea, and soda.

Added by mq on Mar 12 08 (last updated Mar 12 08)

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I took a meat-eating friend here and we shared the vegetarian combo platter for two and he was blown away (his first time trying Ethiopian!). I consider myself a bit of an Ethiopian food snob (I live in NYC, where we have tons of Ethiopian restaurants) and I absolutely loved this place. The combo platter had good variety (I liked that it came with garden salad to balance it out), and came with a lot of food for a good price.

I usually try the sambusa at Ethiopian restaurants and I'm usually disappointed because it's just some bland lentils and too much dough. The sambusa here, however, was phenomenal! The dough was light and crispy and the lentils were perfectly seasoned.

We went for dinner around 6:30pm on a Friday night and the place was pretty quiet. However, by the time we were finishing up at 8pm, the place was completely packed so I'm glad we got there early!

Well done, Blue Nile, I hope to return!

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$$ - average


  • American Express Discover MasterCard Visa


  • Ethiopian/Eritrean


  • Happy Hour
  • Large Group-Friendly
  • Live Music


amazing vegetarian combo platter for 2

amazing vegetarian combo platter for 2


11am - 11pm

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