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947 Amsterdam Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10025-8359
+1 212-961-1416
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good49%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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1:00 PM - 10:30 PMAll hours
African, Ethiopian
$$ - $$$
947 Amsterdam Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10025-8359
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Reviewed 13 January 2017

Went for a quick dinner on a Thursday night. Humble but well tended and calm ambiance, nice service and friendly staff. We ordered a platter for 2, with lots of veggies (beets, collard greens, split peas), and the chicken and lamb. And a couple of...More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Had the shared platter for two. Well priced and excellent flavors. Something different. Great service.

Thank lawrencemark05
Reviewed 14 October 2016

Friendly service. Generous selection of 4 dishes to choose from vegetarian as well as meat. Platter of food generous portions and well seasoned.

Thank Pearl H
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

If you like Ethiopian food, you won't find better. I took away a star because of the wait. Only two women covering a packed restaurant. I had to go get the pitcher if water from the bar, and several if us had to leave our...More

Thank seamgh
Reviewed 4 September 2016

I have been going to Awash Ethiopian Restaurant on Amsterdam Ave ( bet 106 - 107th St ), NYC, for several years, every few months. To be fair to them, it is time to write a review, so long overdue. First let me say ,...More

Thank tobybuonagurio
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We love Ethiopian food and try new restaurants when we travel. This was the second Ethiopian place in NY we ate at and was my favorite. They have two different kinds of sambusas, lentil and potato. We had the lentil, because that it what we...More

Thank merrillma
Reviewed 21 January 2016

I have been to at least 6 Ethiopian places that I can name, in Manhattan, multiple times. I have now settled down with Awash as my go to place for Ethiopian food. This is taking into account the quality, quantity, flavor, consistency, price, service, ambience,...More

1  Thank Manasree
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

This was my first experience at an Ethiopian restaurant, and let me tell you.. I am definitely going back! You eat with your hands, which was definitely new to me.. And the food is served on family style platters. We got a bottle of blackberry...More

1  Thank CLCropsey
Reviewed 23 December 2015

We reserved for an early dinner for a party of 10, including three octogenarians one of whom was celebrating his 89th birthday, in advance of attending the Barnard-Columbia Choir's performance of the Messiah at the nearby Church of the Ascension. We were warmly greeted and...More

3  Thank Vicarmuddlebush
Reviewed 13 December 2015

Love this place! My daughter and I always order one vegetarian combo and one meat combo to go and it lasts for days. And recently I took my sister who had never had Ethiopian food and now is raving about it! She also took lots...More

1  Thank Alice H
Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the
Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a
quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of
downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the
city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the
American Museum of Natural History, which has been
welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for
over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center,
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Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
1:00 PM - 10:30 PM
1:00 PM - 10:30 PM
1:00 PM - 10:30 PM
1:00 PM - 10:30 PM
1:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 947 Amsterdam Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10025-8359
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-961-1416
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