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Posted by Anonymous on 11/21/2008
I recently at this location for the first time and it was just as great as their location uptown on Amsterdam. I always recommend the lamb.
Posted by anonymous on 09/20/2008
Disappointing. Food was bland, poorly seasoned, for Ethiopian food it was practically tasteless. Too bad, service and location were good, but I wouldn't go back for the food. Maybe they can get a better cook or something.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/18/2008
An Ethiopian meal is supposed to be filling. Their portions are very small. The food is okay, though.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/01/2008
Service was not that great, they are short staff. Also, the food was not tasty at all. Price is high based on the qty. they give ... not a great experience
Posted by Oracle of Gotham on 03/17/2008
as a long time Ethiopan food lover,I was surprized and delighted Awash infiltrated Indian Row down on 6th street - One can only have so much chicken tikka! - Awah is a low lit, low cieling room, divided by a wall. Tables for 2 and four can be found in both sections. There is also a tiny 4 person bar on one side. I tried the Meat Combo - which was 5 different meat dishes (small portions) with 3 vegtable sides. I highly reccomend the Gorem (collad greens) and the yegbeg (lamb in butter sauce) The joint was empty when I had the good fortune to happen upon this place onThursday night - Three other couples and a table of artists shared our space. Very low key, low music (traditional African music I am assuming) Our waitress was helpful, as she described Ehtopian beers, and our food was served quickly. After we decimated our injera, a new plate was served w/o having to be asked (or charged) Although the portions were small, the food was filling. Lamb was tender, chicken ws not stringy, and the beef was fresh. My spiced tea was delightful,and all 3 of the house beers were enjoyed. For a mid week dinner, this was a nice place to duck into. Two blocks away on 8th street you cannot get a table, but here we were able to enjoy our food and conversation at a leisurely pace. Our bill came in at under $45. (w/o tip) Highly recommended. Good for dates, and friends. Not suitable for kids.
Posted by Katie on 02/14/2008
My date and I recently went to Awash for dinner. The atmosphere was nice- interesting smells and low music. The value was great- we each got a glass of wine (try their honey run!) and had enough food that we were satisfied but not overly stuffed. We got the Combo Meat Platter, which was perfect- 4 different meats plus 3 vegetables (their signature beef dish was amazing!) so there were tons of things to try. My date was apprehensive about the whole "eating mushy food with your hands" thing but after they laid our dish down he was nothing but happy. Service was a little slow, but everything else was great. A tasty, new option.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/25/2008
I love food, and eat it every day- but rarely am I moved enough one way or the other to actually write a public review. However, last nights meal at Awash was bad enough to move me. Bland, bland, tasteless, overpriced food. Ethiopian food, when done right, is full of pungent, aromatic flavors. The food at Awash was either flavorless, or something vaguely "hot"- but lacking any character. The service was somewhere between unfriendly and mediocre. The experience would have been disappointing at any price- but maybe it was the final insult of ridiculous bill that led me to write this review, rather than just bitch to my friends. anyway, if you like Ethiopian food at all, than spare yourself the disappointment of a meal at Awash.