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Posted by fifiboutiq on 07/15/2006
We've been to Awash twice. The first was average, butBUTBut!!.. the 2nd time just blew my flip flops off! The doro wat and vegetable dishes were carefully prepared & just absolutely delicious. We were four for dinner & all were very well satisfied. We will be eating here on a regular basis & inviting friends to check it out. If they are consistent with the quality of the food as the last night I'd say it's the best Ethiopian food in the city.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/14/2006
This was my first experience with Ethiopian food and I loved it! Yes, it's spicy, and yes, the service is a little slow, but it's also a great value. I can't wait to go again!
Posted by Anonymous on 06/03/2006
I was so happy to learn of an Ethiopian restaurant so close to my home! I've been to several in the city, and I was pleasantly surprised by the decor as well as the prices! The food is good- it's not GREAT. But again, I was pleasantly surprised. There were 2 women running the dining area and 3 tables being waited on and they were both slow. I had to get up to ask to place my order, to get more water, to get the check, and when my food was wrapped up- it was done carelessly. I would recommend this restaurant if you'd like inexpensive Ethiopian (hard to find) but have very low expectations of service.
Posted by Tara on 06/01/2006
I love Ethiopian and this is the best yet. I went in for lunch and was the only person there. I had the veg combo and it rocked. A great variety of veggie dishes and the injera was perfectly tangy. I had tried going in the Sunday before Memorial Day for dinner and it was way too jammed and the wait staff (all of 2 people) was totally overwhelmed. If that was a typical night for them, make reservations and expect a long wait on your food. For lunch though, everything was very fast and fresh. I'll be going there every time I'm in NY from now on!
Posted by Anonymous on 03/22/2006
I used to live in Oakland (CA) and have eaten at several Ethiopian and Eritrean restaurants and can tell you that Awash serves the BEST Ethiopian fare in Manhattan. Anyone who disagress with this assessment is quite simply WRONG.
Posted by uws food maven on 02/19/2006
Very, very good Ethiopian food. I have been going to this restaurant for over eight years and have watched the portions shrink and the prices grow. The vegetarian combination used to be enough to sink a battleship, and now sometimes it's not quite enough. I am all for the folks at Awash prospering. I wish them the best. But my friends and I are getting pretty tired of the shrimpy portions.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/28/2006
I agree with the last reviewer and had a similar experience. When we couldn't decide between 2 wines they graciously brought over both for us to try - there was enough for everyone to have a taste and we were a party of 8. The food is very good and each time I have been there it has been rather quiet, so getting good service was not a problem. Value for the dollar is good. Highly recommended.