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Gojo Ethiopian Restaurant

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415 W Thompson Ln, Nashville, TN 37211-2212
+1 615-332-0710
11:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a short date night with my husband because we love to try new foods. We thought everything we tried was fantastic! We actually preferred the vegetarian items over the meat dishes, although everything was very good. Service was on point and professional. Restaurant isn't fancy, but this somehow adds to the ambiance. We will return.

Thank Lezlie K
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We went here with a group of friends, about 12 of us, and the Gojo took good care of us. The menu is authentic Ethiopian and you can pick you level of heat. There is meat or you can go vegan. The spices are aromatic and wonderful. Try the kitfa or Tikle Gomen. We had a great time. Bring your... More 

Thank Charles B
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

First and foremost the food here was great tasting. We've looked long and hard to find injera that is just a touch sour which we suspect is more traditional and tasty. Also we always eat vegetarian and always get the vegetarian sampler platter. We loved the Dinich the most, but all the dishes were pretty tasty, flavorful but not overwhelming.... More 

Thank Paolo F
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I love going here for dinner, such an experience. Allow 2 hours because they make your order from scratch. The bread is naturally gluten free. Also try the coffee ceremony at least once.

Thank Adam Lowell R
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

This was my first time to eat here. I had the kitfa which I thought was the best dish ( meat wise ). I sampled the lamb wat and found it a bit over cooked for my taste. The beef wat was nice and the lentil sides were very tasty. All in all a good experience.

Thank Phillip P
Hayward CA
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83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Very flavorful - not burn your mouth spicy! You can taste layers of flavors! Delicious! Great way to try new food. Portions are perfect! Injera is delightful! Total surprise to find such great Ethiopian food in Nashville! (We live in the SF Bay Area and have had great Ethiopian food both at the home of friends and in local restaurants.... More 

Thank Kj P
Orlando, Florida
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I ate here on a Monday evening. The place was empty. The outside of the building was not very appealing, however once you step inside you feel like you are experiencing the true Ethiopian culture. From the scent, to the music and interior design. The food was SO Flavorful. The bread was not my favorite texture wise, But definitely a... More 

Thank TBABY10
Asheville, North Carolina
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We usually will go for lunch when we have the time available. I haven't experienced other restaurants which serve Ethiopian but I very much enjoy this place. The looks from the outside might not be super inviting but the food inside is delicious! The buffet has both vegetarian options and meat - usually chicken and beef are options on the... More 

Thank Anmorata
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120 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

The did was great the service was awesome and the process were reasonable. We went work a group of 15 and ordered various dishes on the menu and there was not a single item that was disappointing.

Thank Girish K
Nashville, Tennessee
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

I'm no expert when it comes to ethiopian food (this is the only ethiopian place I've eaten), but I'm no stranger to good food and world cuisine. With my little experience, it seemed to me like the vegetables were both under and overcooked. Crunchy chickpeas are nobody's favorite. Service was slow, and it was very difficult to understand the mumbley... More 

Thank Kim B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 415 W Thompson Ln, Nashville, TN 37211-2212
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Nashville
  • Phone Number: +1 615-332-0710

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