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8626 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3915
+1 301-650-0061
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 11:30 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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144 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Spicy meat dishes were OUT OF THIS WORLD and the yhoung woman who waited on me was the BEST....I asked her for tips (because you can substitute on the Combo Plates) and she picked everything perfectly....What a great meal! Go There !!!

Thank Docwahoo
Washington, DC
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467 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Picked up some vegetarian take out (combo #1) for dinner and everything is just delicious! I am not often in Silver Spring and was impressed by the number of Ethiopian choices there, but stumbled upon Abol first, so they got my business. I sat at their very tiny bar while I waited and listened to very interesting Ethiopian music. The... More 

1 Thank Decoamie
Kailua, Hawaii
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent, and our server was fabulous in working with me as I'm not a person that eats spicy, where my husband was spicier the better! Never had Ethiopian food before but enjoyed everything!

Thank Chickie73
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

I had the Ethiopian desert wine and fish lega and it was delicious. The Young Lady that welcomed me was very pleasant and patience. This was the 2nd time that I've had an Ethiopian dish and I was once again very pleased.

Thank Valencia P
Ashland, Ohio
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93 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

The restaurant was less than a block from my hotel (Homewood Suites), so I decided to give it a try. Wow! I ordered a sampler platter of three meats and I believe two vegetable dishes. The spicy beef was definitely my favorite! While the decor is a bit outdated, I actually enjoyed that it was a smaller place with lots... More 

Thank MelHes
Park City, Utah
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Everything on the menu is delicious. The server was very helpful to my dining partner, who'd never had Ethiopian food before. I try to get back here every time I can.

Thank wendy c
Front Royal, Virginia
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Having eaten in Ethiopia, I think I can offer an opinion. The vegetarian platter is by far the best here. Either of the two on the menu will give you a taste of authentic ethnic dining. So what if the waitress barely speaks English, it's good enough to make you visit an enjoyable, and palatable, visit.

Thank David M
Takoma Park, Maryland
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

Delicious Ethiopian food, generous portions. Servers are always sweet. TV is usually on, and atmosphere is casual. Right across from AFI. We usually get chicken tibs, beef tibs (both served on sizzling pans-- hot!) and a vegetarian combo. Makes a great balance.

1 Thank eater70
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

We've been there a couple of times. Food and service are consistently good and would match any fancy, higher priced Ethiopian restaurants in downtown Silver Spring or DC. Would highly recommend it to anyone who would like to have Ethiopian food at reasonable price

1 Thank Jaisankar S
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170 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

While staying at a nearby hotel, I ordered food for delivery - the beet and potatoes, lamb and teff bread. The service was a little disorganized, I think the woman on the line was a new employee, but the food was delicious. I attended a vegan wedding on this stay and returned to get vegetarian dishes to bring with me,... More 

1 Thank PAM_from_LINY

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$20
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8626 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20910-3915
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Silver Spring
  • Phone Number: +1 301-650-0061

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?