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Posted by Anonymous on 01/20/2005
I thought the food was great. The only reason I gave it a 4.5 and not a perfect 5 rating is because it's never perfect for me unless it's my mothers cooking. But being from Ethiopia and knowing the food, I was very pleased. I also know how much work it takes to make Ethiopan food (which is why I eat out), so I didn't find it to be all that expensive.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/02/2005
I visited this beautiful place with friends, and it was my first time eating this type of cuisine. Amazing is the only word that comes to mind. You must go!
Posted by Becky on 11/07/2004
The food was magnificent and the people gorgeous. I am going to visit this historical country next month. Welcome to the east Village, Awash!
Posted by Anonymous on 11/05/2004
I am a lover of Ethopian food. I went to this restaurant one Friday evening with a friend who had never eaten Ethopian food. The service was good and the food was wonderful However, when did Ethopian restaurants serve such small portions of food. I was very disappointed with the amount of food for the price.
In Chicago, there were tons of good Ethopian places, but there seem to be far fewer in New York--which is why I was glad to find Awash. The vegetarian combo platter was perfect, and there was one dish involving carrots and a garlic sauce that I've never encountered at an Ethopian restaurant before. It was a wonderful treat. I had a good service experience, but then, it wasn't very busy. I decided to try the African beer and was a bit disappointed--it wasn't very different from American beer in taste, but it was more expensive.
Posted by Merce on 10/27/2004
My husband and I tried Awash since it is a convenient east village locale within walking distance from our flat. I have been to Ethiopia and know what the real thing is, but my husband had never tried the food before and was skeptical but willing to try it. The food was excellent - lots of berbere and good injera - and the Addis beer was a nice treat!! Unfortunately the service was not so good. There was only one waiter (who was doing his best but was young and forgetful) and the lady behind the bar (possibly the owner) wasn't helping him. We never did get our second round of drinks and barely got wet wipes for our hands after the meal. The place is also a bit drab.....I prefer the tradtional set up, which is much more fun, and hear Queen of Sheba is better in that respect. That being said, we will definitely return since the food was good enough to put up with the service. And my husband loved the food too!!
Posted by Anonymous on 10/18/2004
Me & my cousin chanced upon this little restaurant as we went in search of a cheap indian restaurant to eat at... I have eaten ethiopian food before, and thought of it as pleasant but no big deal...but at awash, it was not just pleasant, but a huge deal! We shared a vegetarian combo which said on the menu that we could chose 4 vegetables, but we were told by the sweet and pretty waitress that she would get us all the vegetables. It saved us the trouble of choosing, and as it turned out, each and every one of those vegetables was absolutely fantastic... my cousin and I were later laughing how we had never seen our hands move to our mouths quite so fast, nor as quick in succession! We didn't even bother having conversation once the food arrived, and were done eating in under 15 mins! Totally yummy, and we highly recommend it to anybody who is looking to try ethiopian... oh also, it is only a month or so old, and hasn't really been discovered by too many people, so don't be fooled by the lack of a bustling crowd?