Ethiopian Dinner for Two or Four with Appetizers and Dessert at Nile Ethiopian Restaurant (Up to 53% Off)


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In a Nutshell

House-made Ethiopian cheese precedes combination platters piled with gluten-free beef, lamb, and vegan dishes, followed by dessert

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Dine-in only. Not valid for happy hour specials. Drinks not included. Other menu items available for purchase. Not valid for Mother's Day (Sunday, May 11th, 2014). Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $26 for an Ethiopian dinner for two (up to $50.50 value)
  • $47 for an Ethiopian dinner for four (up to $101 value)

For each pair, dinner includes:

  • One appetizer of ayib tikel (spicy cheese rolls) or katena (Ethiopian cheese toast)
  • One combination platter, including a chef-selected combo of beef, lamb, and four vegan dishes
  • One order of dessert for two from changing selections of desserts available<p>

Nile Ethiopian Restaurant

Sharing is a must at Nile Ethiopian Restaurant. Orders arrive served atop communal platters, from which diners pluck bites stewed meats and vegetables using of injera, a sourdough flatbread made from the gluten-free grain teff. The batter ferments for three to four days, producing its signature tang and a spongy texture that's ideal for soaking up richly seasoned sauces and wine spills.

Staff are happy to explain the menu and the staples of Ethiopian cooking found on a menu that, according to the Richmond Times Dispatch, "offers enough diversity for the most seasoned diners but also provides novices an excellent introduction to Ethiopian food." Along with injera, the most iconic component of Ethiopian cooking is the powdered blend of chilies, basil, ginger, garlic, shallots, fenugreek, and cardamom known as berbere. This spice blend, prevalent throughout the menu, lends a pleasant kick to everything from sautéed beef and stewed lentils to slow-cooked potatoes and a blend of cabbage and whatever vegetables happen to be in season. Those entrees that don't star meat are vegan, as the cooks make them without butter or dairy.

A review in Style Weekly lauded recent renovations at Nile, along with service that "couldn't be better." The sensory experience starts even before you enter: the little brick building in the Fan bears a huge mural of a black-and-white crowd scene on one side and a brighter, more traditionally Ethiopian array of colors and shapes on the facade.

Customer Reviews

Delicious food. Lovely service. Perfect for vegans, veggies, and gluten free diets.
Catherine B. · July 13, 2014
Delicious food!
Domenick C. · June 21, 2014
Great food, a lot of fun
Ray A. · June 19, 2014

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