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Blue Nile of Ann Arbor

221 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2007
+1 734-998-4746
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good40%
  • Average7%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“injera” (18 reviews)
“bread” (22 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
221 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2007
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1 - 10 of 121 reviews

Reviewed 15 April 2017

We come here every time we visit AA. The menu is simple -- vegan/vegetarian or meat/poultry. They bring a large tray with six or seven different vegetable dishes and they put the meat in the center. If you are vegan/vegetarian and don't want meat or...More

Thank kupunakane
Reviewed 14 April 2017

If you've never been you really have to stop by. The food is served on this cool, spongy bread so you eat your meal with your hands. They have plenty of vegetarian dishes plus some with meat but we like the combination platter. It's great...More

Thank Michigan_Family3
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

The food was good, not your traditional American fare. We had the feast which is a great way to try everything. The tea is delicious as is the coffee. I had Ethiopian before and the Blue Nike injera tasted and looked like it was made...More

Thank Gogi365
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Our favorite restaurant in Ann Arbor! We like taking new people for the experience (especially children). We love the tea also (cold or hot)! Wish there were more tables like the front wicker one though.

Thank Corinna T
Reviewed 20 December 2016

This is the first time I visited an Ethiopian restaurant. The most astonishing was to receive the bread, which did not look like bread at all, it was more like a sponge, but tasted well. We ate several dishes containing chicken or beef, all rather...More

Thank Karoly75
Reviewed 22 November 2016

I've made this a must-stop for dinner ever since we first dined here 8 years ago. The atmosphere (especially the manner in which the food is delivered) is fantastic and makes for a delightful social experience (bring friends or family). The food is similar in...More

Thank Justin A
Reviewed 30 October 2016

What a disappointing experience! Their injera (the Ethiopian staple on which all food is served) is NOT made from Teff flour. Instead it is made from some white flour which makes for awfully stale, thin and dry injera. inedible! When questioned, we were told they...More

1  Thank bgr2016
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The Blue Nile is the place to go when you are tired of the traditional American cuisine and what to experiment something more exotic. A very good option for these seeking a new culinary experience is the Ethiopian Feast that includes tree meat dishes and...More

Thank Ronald Jean D
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We were in town for the Michigan PSU game and family who live locally took us here for dinner. Neither my wife or I had ever dined at an Ethiopian restaurant, and we didn't quite know what to expect. We ordered the feast, which is...More

Thank Geno2138
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We either eat here or bring takeout home every time we go to Ann Arbor. Love the all-you-can-eat feast. The meat option is delicious, but you really won't miss the meat if you get the vegetarian option because the spices are so flavorful and satisfying....More

Thank Juli M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2007
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: +1 734-998-4746
  • E-mail