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Almaz Cafe

140 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4434
+1 215-557-0108
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“ethiopian food” (11 reviews)
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm Hours
African, Ethiopian, Cafe
$$ - $$$
140 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4434
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you know quality Ethiopian food, you simply cannot rate this place well. For us, Almaz Cafe was in fact one of the very *worst* Ethiopian meals we have had--bottom three, I'd say--and my wife and I are both intimately familiar with the cuisine. We...More

Thank M-trekker2
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I stumbled upon this restaurant while walking around downtown. I was actually looking for some African cuisine and was glad to find it. It is really a "hole-in-the-wall" type of establishment with limited space and lots of character. The food was good, but a bit...More

Thank pwm1031
Reviewed 5 June 2018

We really enjoyed this spot. We felt like we had the entire place to ourselves. The food was home cooked, and absolutely delicious. The waiters were super friendly. We ended up staying for almost 4 hours and topped the night off with repeated entrees and...More

Thank Lewis C
Reviewed 9 January 2018

I love trying new cuisines, so I was excited to try Ethiopian food for the first time. However, when I ordered with my friends, the waiter told us that they ran out of sour cream, although it was part of the dish that we've ordered...More

Thank Ana D
Reviewed 17 November 2017

I love Ethiopian food! I've eaten it in many places around the country and the world and have never been disappointed. This makes for difficult reviewing as it doesn't really allow for clear comparisons. Almaz has terrific food in a friendly and authentic atmosphere. It's...More

Thank 40n75w
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

One of my best friends is Ethiopian, and an amazing cook. I stopped in here hoping for a taste of something reminiscent of my friend's incredible cooking. I was not disappointed. Almaz is lovely, and the ambiance warm but humble. The food (vegetarian sampler) was...More

Thank jmlny
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 S 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-4434
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Centre West
  • Neighbourhood: City Centre West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-557-0108
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