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2711 Commerce Dr NW, Rochester, MN 55901-3144
+1 507-226-8778
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  • Very good44%
  • Average7%
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  • Terrible7%
2 Mar 2015
“I've never had Ethiopian Cuisine ”
12 Feb 2015
“Unique taste of Ethiopia”
Restaurant Hours Closed
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
2711 Commerce Dr NW, Rochester, MN 55901-3144
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Reviewed 3 March 2015 via mobile

The hubs and I stopped in here for lunch. At first we thought it was Egyptian but we we're just as delighted to try Ethiopian. It was pretty good. Very different from our regular fare! We'll be back to try some more dishes.

Thank Brit T
Reviewed 12 February 2015 via mobile

I've eaten here before but took a co-worker for his first visit. The owner was friendly and explained the food. Everything was served quickly, and it was quite flavorful. The spice level was just right, but they can assist it for the faint hearted folks....More

Thank psuahr
Reviewed 31 January 2015

I know Ethiopian food from many restaurants in many cities. This was more than disappointing ... no flavor, the bread was dry, etc. Just plain blah ...

Thank Town P
Reviewed 18 January 2015

After a monthly trip to Costco in Rochester, as we were going north, my husband spotted the Nile, which is almost hidden in a small mall. It is intriguing because there are curtains, Ethiopian fabric, covering the big front windows. At one time a Chinese...More

Thank Ilse035
Reviewed 30 October 2014

if you have never tried Ethiopian cuisine - it's time and the Nile is the place. Locally owned and operated - the food is outstanding!!!

Thank Carl V
Reviewed 1 September 2014

The meat dishes were bland and tasteless. The vegetables were not good either. It was a unique experience. But I would definitely not go back. Our waiter was nice.

Thank EldonEverhart
Reviewed 30 July 2014

Beautiful decor, good music and unusual exotic food. Reasonably priced with good service makes this a restaurant to return to.

Thank Kevin K
Reviewed 21 September 2013

Delicious food & excellent service! A new favorite & I only have one other restaurant that I call a favorite! Give it a try!

Thank Gaalswyk
Reviewed 25 August 2013

Always a satisfying dining experience, great food and service. Ambience is not great but they have authentic ethiopian coffee, wine and beer and they play good african music. Rochester needs more exotic restaurants such as The Nile.

Thank Wadiyaan
Reviewed 30 January 2013

Nile restaurant has replaced the structure of previous Indian restaurant - Clay Oven. Given its location it remains in one of the less crowded areas of the city. Its predecessor died after starving for business. I hope this one thrives! Food presentation was very typical...More

Thank sacral
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  • Address: 2711 Commerce Dr NW, Rochester, MN 55901-3144
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 507-226-8778
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