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Posted by pju on 03/03/2013
I have given this restaurant three tries now. After a poor experience six months ago, I decided to give it another go today. I ordered the vegetarian sampler platter--everything except 2 dishes on the vegetarian menu. Despite how simple the order, the order was completely wrong. The collard greens were good--but everything else was cold and badly seasoned. The tap water was warm. The waitress was not welcoming. When we tried to pay, we were told that the Credit Card machine was broken. No apology, no request even for cash, just a statement. We had had to wait for the bill a second time.
Posted by Bocheball on 01/06/2013
The foods is terrific but this place is severley understaffed. They need more than two waiters and more help in the kitchen as we waited for over an hour for our food. I had delivery and it was prompt. I could've saved time by waiting for a delivery rather than sitting at my table waiting for the arrival of my waitress.
Posted by Sharone on 01/02/2013
I love Ethiopian food an there isn't nearly enough in NYC. Unfortunately the service at awash despite it being a block and a half from my house makes it a miss. I placed an order at 7:40 pm. When my food hadn't arrived at 8:30 pm I called to check on my order. The person who answered the phone insisted the delivery man was on his way. At 9pm I called back and they said the same thing without asking what my address was. I pointed out that they had said he was on his way 1/2 hour before and that since I live 1/2 block away was a bit weird. I also let them know that if he wasnt truly on his way and if they couldn't guarantee he would be there in 5 minutes then I wanted to cancel m order. So they did. No apologies, nothing.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/06/2012
The best part was the filo dough appetizer rolls filled with beef. So, so yummy!! The beef chunks in the main course were too tough. Maybe stick with chicken? Service was good until we wanted to leave. It took at least 30 minutes for us to get the check and our credit card back. It was so odd! Anyhow, we will still be going back. The food was so good.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/26/2011
Lentils & lamb are my favorite but everything is so good! Nice end to the meal is the Ethiopia coffee. You couldn't ask for a friendlier staff.
Posted by MA on 10/25/2011
Delicious, perfect portions, unlimited spongy bread. The waitresses continuously filled our water glasses (much appreciated considering the spicy factor of the food). Great!
Posted by stephaiuto on 07/19/2011
I love Ethiopian food and I've been to several of NYC's Ethiopian restaurant. As amazing as the prices were, the dollar saving value combos were not good enough for me to go back. The small reason would be there was no traditional style dining, which is a portion of the experience. But the large and real reason is that the food wasn't that great. Yes it was spicy, no doubt about that (not that spice is a problem), but there was very little flavor to spice ratio. The best part about Ethiopian food is the way the flavors and the spice melts together to create a fabulous dish, but it just didn't do that for me here.