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947 Amsterdam Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10025-8359
+1 212-961-1416
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good47%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“tibs” (4 reviews)
“red lentil” (4 reviews)
Open Now
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm Hours
African, Ethiopian
$$ - $$$
947 Amsterdam Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10025-8359
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Reviewed 9 July 2015

We've dined at Awash three or four times now. The food is always good. I would always recommend the yellow split peas and at this last visit the cabbage was out of this world. Delicious and complex spices. Good meat. Cold beer. The service, while...More

1  Thank Ruth N
Reviewed 8 June 2015

Open throughout the week from 1200 through 2300 hrs offering genuine Ethiopian food – rich and spicy. The décor is normal and clean. The vegetarian combos featuring beets, carrots, and collards matched with lentils and split peas are wonderful and reasonably priced. The Awash Tibs...More

1  Thank Mayur S
Reviewed 9 March 2015

I enjoy the earthiness of Ethiopian cuisine - the mingling of spices, the simple stews, the riot of textures - and all eaten with my hands! Awash is a cozy place, loud and bustling, but I expected no less. The menu offers a standard assortment...More

1  Thank bosch1500
Reviewed 16 January 2015

This is one of the worst places we have been to in the city . My family visited them on the occasion of my birthday to be received by an absolutely discourteous waitress after standing and waiting for 10 minuted in a half filed restaurant....More

1  Thank Akshat J
Reviewed 24 December 2014

Beware, if you book for a large group, service will be incredibly slow! We waited ages for our food to be served, and when it was finally placed on the table, we had to wait for what seemed like ages before the waiter brought out...More

1  Thank waverider681
Reviewed 30 November 2014

In the Big Apple for T'giving and our host selected this spot for Kat and I to experience Ethiopian food for the very first time. Soft lighting and crisp white table tops evoke a formality that is swept away when your food is placed before...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 30 September 2014

The food here is quite tasty! I'd recommend coming up to the UWS for this restaurant. There are plenty of both meat and vegetarian options, and you can order a plate to share. There are interesting photographs on the walls. The service is a bit...More

Thank dustythoughts
Reviewed 22 August 2014

There is just something about Ethiopian food that is utterly in the "comfort food" realm for me. So, I guess I'm biased in that way. I have not had the experience of comparing ten different Ethiopian restaurants, but I've been to a half-dozen or so...More

Thank Rebecca K
Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

Nothing outstanding but satisfying enough if you're already in the neighborhood. The decor is nice on the walls but the furniture is sterile.

Thank 3000calories
Reviewed 1 June 2014

The last time I had Ethiopian food was in Adams Morgan area, District of Columbia, maybe 30 years ago. Can't say I enjoyed that experience. This place was very good. Don't sit at a table on the floor cross legged but instead sit on the...More

Thank Walter F
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
USD 40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
1:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 947 Amsterdam Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10025-8359
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-961-1416
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