Ethiopian Cuisine at Blue Nile Cafe (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

Downtown Kansas City

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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

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 90 days. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid for alcohol. Must purchase one entree per person. Must purchase two entrees for carry-out. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid for Doro Tibs, Yesiga Tibs, Kitfo, Yebeg Tibs, Shrimp Tibs, and Assa Goulash. Not valid for buffet. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $20 Worth of Ethiopian Cuisine for Two or More People - Valid for Dine-in
  • $20 Worth of Ethiopian Cuisine - Valid for Carryout
  • $40 Worth of Ethiopian Cuisine for Four or More People - Valid for Dine-in

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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.

Customer Reviews

Excellent service. Food was a new experience for us, but we really enjoyed it!
Karla W. · August 24, 2017
The food and service is great!
Michaela S. · August 24, 2017
Best place ever!
Diane B. · July 3, 2017

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