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Miriam's Ethiopian Restaurant

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446th N. 7th Street, Allentown, PA 18102
+1 484-881-5000
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11:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

We have eaten Ethiopian food many time and were excited to discover this restarant while in Allentown. It's a small restaurant with only 8 tables. We chose two of the combo platters, lamb and chicken. Both were excellent. The main meat surrounded by collard greens, lentils, a beef item and salad. We went for the medium spice which was perfect... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

My friends and I are very adventures eaters. I love trying any sort of ethnic Cuisines that are available in my area. I was very excited to find out there was an Ethiopian restaurant nearby. We had ordered appetizers that were very good. It was deep fried dough with ground beef. For the main course my friend ordered the lamb... More 

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Thank scorpiozgurl
Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

Small local restaurant; lovely Ethiopian food, welcoming atmosphere. One could imagine you were eating in a family kitchen.

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Thank Caroline B
Allentown PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

Always up for a new food adventure and this was truly one. Had no idea what to expect, so we asked a few questions and shared a vegetarian and lamb tibs. We ordered it medium spicy, which had quite the kick, even for me and I enjoy spicy, hot food, I would go mild next time so I could get... More 

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Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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118 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

It's a small restaurant with only 8 tables. I had as an appetizer the meat sabosa. It was 3 deep fried minced meat in a dough with a mild salsa. The main course was a combination of lamb tibs red beef,yellow peas lentils & a salad. I got it medium spice which was still quite hot. It was served on... More 

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Thank Temuejin
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

This place serves authentic Ethiopian food that is not only delicious but a great value. We got an order of chicken wot which came on a huge indera flatbread and the lamb tips which also came on indera flatbread. So much food and so good too. The place was clean and food was made fresh. Would definitely go back.

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Thank JandFT
kutztown, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2014

We used to have to travel to NYC or Philly for Ethiopian, but now Mariam's serves up almost all of the classic dishes. The raw kitfo is always very fresh, spiced just right, perhaps ground a bit too fine. The wat dishes can be ordered at your desired heat level, and the vegetable dishes are all good. They even have... More 

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Thank rockycomfort
Wilmington, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013

We have had many Ethiopian food experiences in several cities (unfortunately, none in Ethiopia!) and this was, by far, the best. Mariam's is located in my favourite kind of neighborhood, a "United Nations" neighborhood, an ideal setting for the fabulously prepared ethnic food presented in this simple, comfortable, space. Everything (and I do mean everything) was spotlessly clean. The service... More 

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Quarante, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2013

I'm not an expert when it comes to Ethiopian food but I have to think that this is pretty close to the real thimg. Who cares? There's plenty of neat stuff to choose from, attentive service that is cocerned about the level of spiciness that you can handle, and the bill won't bust your crefit limit. Forget ambience. That's not... More 

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Thank iracathey
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2013

I had just recently read in the local paper that an Ethiopian restaurant had opened up in Allentown. Of course, we had to try it. Previously, it was quite a hike to get Ethiopian food (the closest restaurants were in Philly and Lancaster). I would go to NYC once a year just to go to Meske in Hell's Kitchen. Which... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 446th N. 7th Street, Allentown, PA 18102
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Allentown
  • Phone Number: +1 484-881-5000

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