Ethiopian Meal for Two or Four at Blue Nile Cafe (46% Off)

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94% of 1,016 customers recommend

$22 $38.70
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In a Nutshell

Share sambusa appetizers plus gomen, misir watt, atiklit watt, yekik watt, and meat and vegetarian dishes; served communal style with injera

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Dine-in only. $3.95 sharing fee applied to anyone over the listed amount of valid people listed for each option. Tax and gratuity not included. Can be purchased every 90 days. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Two Options

  • $22 for an Ethiopian dinner experience for two people ($38.70 value)
  • $42 for an Ethiopian dinner experience for four people ($77.40 value)<p>

Each meal includes the following per pair:

  • Sambusa appetizer for two
  • Gomen (collard greens)
  • Misir watt (lentils),
  • Atiklit watt (cabbage, potato, and carrot)
  • Yekik watt (yellow split peas)
  • Mushroom shiro (mushroom with lentils)
  • Dinich watt (potato)
  • Doro watt (chicken)
  • Tibbs watt (beef)<p>

Blue Nile Cafe

Daniel and Selam Fikru, now husband and wife, met when they were high-school students in their native Ethiopia. They've lived in Kansas City since 1995, and together, they've helped a large following of locals try their first tastes of Ethiopian food and subsequently fall in love with its rich, distinctive spices.

The couple's traditional recipes have earned their restaurant, Blue Nile Cafe, a recommendation from KCUR FM’s Food Critics, a place on LocalEats’ Top 100 Restaurants in Kansas City list, and attention from Pitch. But their success over the past two decades hasn’t come without hard work. According to a profile by the Kansas City Star, Selam is in the kitchen by early morning six days a week, simmering meats and lentils in a medley of ginger, garlic, and rosemary. Selam’s labors yield a bounty of entrees—served atop communal platters—featuring marinated chicken and cubes of beef or lamb, as well as vegetarian feasts of lentils, potatoes, and greens. Diners scoop up dishes with pieces of injera, which is a spongy sourdough pancake.

In the dining room, cream-colored walls bear colorful paintings that remind diners of their meals' distant origins. For an additional taste of Ethiopian culture, guests can partake in a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony wherein staffers roast, grind, and brew fresh coffee to order. Guests can otherwise opt for refreshing glasses of wine out on the patio.

In addition to welcoming guests into the dining room, Blue Nile Cafe invites them into the kitchen during classes that guide students in preparing injera and other traditional dishes. The restaurant also equips pupils with spices and grains for simmering over their own trashcan fires.


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94% of 1,016 customers recommend

  • “Great food and great service. Choose the platter and try a variety of things.”

  • “The sambusa was amazing! Really good food! ”

  • “On your first time, order the sampler platter for 2--it'll suffice for anywhere from 2 to 4. Don't miss the coffee ceremony. It's fun to watch, and the coffee is...”

    “On your first time, order the sampler platter for 2--it'll suffice for anywhere from 2 to 4. Don't miss the coffee ceremony. It's fun to watch, and the coffee is great! We've introduced three groups of friends to the place and they've loved it. ”

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