3.6 / 1 vote

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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 exactly the same as it is in their East Village location. It is good, but not the best Ethiopian food in the city. The staff at this restaurant speaks better English than at the East Village location (good for folks w/ allergies), but is not that much friendlier.

I'm used to being ignored in Ethiopian restaurants, but was put off by my waitress having an extended and very loud conversation with a friend who stopped in to chat. I was the only person eating in the restaurant but the waitress didn't check up on me until after her friend left. Quite annoying.

I brought in a coupon from the African Diaspora Film festival but nobody in the restaurant had seen it. My waitress called her boss to verify, and he had no idea they had put out a coupon ad, but he told her to honor it, which was nice, but shows a lack of disorganization.

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Upper West Side


1, B, or C to W 110 st.



$$ - average


  • American Express Discover MasterCard Visa


  • Ethiopian/Eritrean


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1pm - midnight
noon - midnight

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