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Blue Nile

577 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5P2, Canada
+1 613-321-0774
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good63%
  • Average4%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
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“injera” (6 reviews)
“lamb” (2 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
577 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5P2, Canada
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

The Blue Nile serves excellent Ethiopian food at a reasonable price. My sampler cost only $13.99. (It is now at 707 Gladstone Ave.)

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This restaurant offers exceptional value, warm service and unique eats. A consistent go-to for our dinners out. The family that runs the restaurant cooks their food with heart, and everything tastes freshly prepared. Drinks are extremely cheap, and the Ethiopian honey wine is highly recommended....More

Thank Hayley I
Reviewed 19 June 2017

We were visiting our son and he suggested we try Ethiopian food. Food was served on a platter. You tear off a piece of "bread" and use it to scoop up food. No utensils! Enjoyed the meal. Service was good.

Thank roadtripmom2016
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We went on a Saturday afternoon, it wasn't too busy at all. We got our food in a short amount of time but the service afterwards was just lacking. He never came by to fill our waters, nor to deliver a bill. Once we got...More

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We ordered 2 dishes: Ye-Beg the Tibbs (lamb) and the Blue Nile Combination Platter (mix of legumes and chicken). Both dishes were flavorful. The lamb was simply yummy but got a bit dried towards the end. The combination plate had different types of legumes (all...More

Thank Damiano T
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We were looking for a good Ethiopian place and came upon Blue Nile. It was everything we were looking for.

Thank Shandel B
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We'd been looking for something different for a while and completely by accident I noticed this place. Having never had Ethiopian cuisine before our server made some wonderful recommendations and demonstrated the proper way to dine (no knives and forks needed!) If you're looking for...More

Thank BrianSharpe
Reviewed 9 January 2017

The gentleman who was running the restaurant was the only staff member on site so service was a little slow. As we were the only two people in the restaurant with the periodic take-out order coming in and out, I would hope they put more...More

Thank Attila_The_Hutt
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is small and clean. The prices are very reasonable. The food is authentic. If you want a balance of meat and vegetables then order a meat dish and a vegetable dish. It will come on a platter to share with you and your...More

1  Thank Martin P
Reviewed 24 April 2016

About as authentic as you can get in Canada, if you like Ethiopian food, you have to try the Blue Nile. And if you've never tried it before, you're missing out! The flavours of the berbere will keep you coming back. And eating without cutlery...More

1  Thank TSBuchanan
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Lunch, Dinner
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Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
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  • Address: 577 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5P2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-321-0774
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