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Posted by k on 02/27/2008
I was trying Ethiopian food for the first time, and I must say that I was really impressed. My boyfriend had ordered a meat platter with vegetables which is served on a huge plate. The food had so much flavor that you definitely end up over eating. Another really cool thing is that you eat with your hands, a completely different expereince!
Posted by i love it on 10/26/2007
I love this place. I've been going here for over 8 years. It's very delicious. The vegetarian platter is my favorite. The honey wine is also delicious. I think the prices have gone up over the years.
Posted by Awash is my regular fix on 07/11/2007
Upon moving to NYC I mentioned to a coworker that I loved the Ethiopian food I had eaten at so many places when living in Washington DC. She gave me a list of Ethi restaurants in manhattan. Awash is clean, pretty, relaxed, candlelit and warm. The waitresses are shy girls but once I smiled and told them how much I like their food they were very helpful. Service was good and non intrusive (I always bring a new date) The Yebeg Alicha (lamb) is the most tender I've had. The tibs were a little tough but the special tibs were excellent. the Yatakilt (potatoes carrots and cabbage) is great . It is a small spot, but great place to enjoy a romantic hand fed dinner with a special date who can stomach spicy food ( most spices are on the side) and who likes adventure. Nice soothing reggae music too!
Posted by ecosummer on 06/14/2007
Last night was my first time trying Ethiopian food, and to great success! Our server was friendly enough (could have been a bit more attentive) but the food was great! Three of us got a combo plate and had some to take home at the end. Bread was sour and yummy (and plenty of it!), special tibs were spicy and delicious, green beans and carrots were well cooked and well seasoned. Honey wine was interesting, definitely recommend trying it (I had the organic variety). Bug on the women's bathroom door was a bit off-putting but it wasn't a huge deal. Overall I totally recommend it.
Posted by jl on 06/02/2007
I've meant to try this restaurant so many times. The food was wonderful, I will definitely return!
Posted by perry on 03/04/2007
let me say first that the food was not bad. we had the carnivor combo, and while nothing jumped off the plate and into my culinary memories, everything was adequate. given the relative abundance of choices in nyc, adequate food was a disappointment. the real problem, however, was the service. one waitress, two tables, four customers, and we still had to wave her down to order, and wait an inordinate amount of time to be served. twice she moved our empty water glasses from the edge of the table where we set them in the universal gesture of "fill my water glass" so she could set napkins and a serving plate down. we finally had to ask for more water. we were charged per glass of tea, though it was served in the "can i warm your tea" fashion. finally, our bill was exactly twenty dollars overcharged. ten of that was the tea ($2.50 per), the other ten went unexplained but was removed when we pointed it out, though we were given attitude for pointing out the over charge. as we left, we overheard the other two customers complaing that their bill was also incorrect. as an out of towner, i recommend new yorkers try one of the many other ethiopian choices offered you.
Posted by mmmm food! on 01/17/2007
Please see above title. Seriously, I have been to three Ethiopian restaurants in NYC now and this one has the most delicious food, better sauces and flavors. Joint was a little dead, but it was a Monday night. Anything with lamb is good and the sampler dishes are the way to go if this is your first Ethiopian experience. P.S. Ethiopian beers are very sweet, literally.