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Almaz Cafe

140 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4434
+1 215-557-0108
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“injera” (8 reviews)
“tibs” (2 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
African, Ethiopian, Cafe
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
140 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4434
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

From the outside this doesn't look like an Ethiopian restaurant...more like a an American cafe. The menu includes everything from breakfast to burgers to penne pasta. But don't be put off. The Ethiopian flavors here are excellent. And if you've got someone in your party...More

Thank CaliforniaFellow
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

If you like Ethiopian food, this place is a great option near the Philadelphia tourist district. I've been here twice in two days. Their shiro is exceptional and different. And they are super nice. I love supporting businesses that have clearly succeeded by doing a...More

Thank abigailjohnson
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We had a pleasant late lunch after an afternoon at the Franklin Institute. Almaz looks small when you walk in, but there are additional tables and seating on the second level. They usually serve their dishes to an ‘american’ level of hot, but they are...More

Thank mbotos
Reviewed 11 April 2016

We went here on a snowy Saturday in April (??!) for lunch. No one in my family had ever had Ethiopian food before but I'm on a kick getting my kids (4, 7, 10, and 13) to eating authentic food from a different country every...More

Thank elawson
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Had the firfir, which was served with several enjera. Lovely meal, complex garlicky flavors, filling. Really lovely. Also had cappucino which was well done. Food was served quickly and efficiently. The restaurant is tiny - only a few tables downstairs, and only a few tables...More

Thank poodledoop
Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

We took food to go, so maybe that added to the bland flavors. The owners were super nice. The coffee was the best we had in the city

1  Thank SethandAnn
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Background: While looking for a restaurant near Rittenhouse Square that makes smoothies, we happened upon Almaz, an Ethiopian Restaurant (and more, they serve breakfast, etc). Being lovers of Ethiopian food, we gave it a try. Verdict: We've been to Almaz many times. Almaz which means...More

Thank GlobalVillage
Reviewed 20 July 2015

Some of us had eaten in an Ethiopian restaurant in Washington DC and thought that this was much less spicy, but that suited us fine. It is a tiny place with very limited seating. The Ethiopian food appeared to be authentic. We were offered as...More

Thank nandini n
Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

This place is wonderful as always. The drink was fine and the food was fine. Great service too! Always a good bet!

Thank sean s
Reviewed 29 June 2015

We(2) ordered the chicken and the lamb special. It was served one one large plate with a large thin sourdough pancake (injera) as a juice-catcher. They gave us another 3 injera to pull apart and use as wraps for the meal. Everything was tasty, the...More

Thank twp007
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 20
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4434
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-557-0108
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