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Desta Ethiopian Kitchen

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3086 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329
+1 404-929-0011
10:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I ordered the chicken tibs and my boyfriend had the spicy lamb tibs. The chicken was cooked to perfection and the spicy red lentil side was perfection. The lamb was also very well done. The sambosas were also a must!!

Thank Shannon W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was amazing. We got the ribeye and lamb yummy. Tomato salad was great. The pancake bread was wonderful. Nice eating with your hands. Friendly atmosphere !!?

Thank Maureen C
Albany, GA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I had dinner there recently on a Monday night and it was quite crowded. There were a few larger groups ahead of us but we were seated right away. There is a lot to chose from on the menu and for those who have never had Ethiopian food, the menu has good explanations of what everything is.... More 

Thank doxielover202
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Being my first experience with Ethiopian food, I didn't know what to expect, and initially viewed everything with a slightly upturned nose. After the first taste of what was most familiar, I was eager to try everything! The food was great, service was fast and friendly, and the portions were quite generous. Can't wait till my next visit!

Thank Ree-diculous
Clemson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is traditional Ethiopian in a modern American environment. You can order totally authentic or Americanize it for the less adventurous. The pictures don't do justice to the delicious tastes!

Thank Lauren H
Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing little place. My first experience with Ethiopian food and I couldn't have asked for more. Every time I'm in the area for business, I make it a point to grab some food here.

Thank willialc
Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the best restaurant experiences I've had in Atlanta recently. Excellent wait staff excellent food. We shared one of the entries recommended by our waitress, she was spot on. Can not wait to return

Thank pariscarson1995
Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

I absolutely love this place and would eat here again the next time I'm in the ATL. However, Ethopian cuisine isn't forever because you primarily eat with your hands with bread The spices are wonderful and you can't get these certain flavors anywhere else.

Thank Patrick M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

This was a first time experience of Ethiopian cuisine and we were not disappointed. It is distinctly different from Indian cuisinePeople sitting at next table gave some suggestions and the server was extremely helpful. This is a popular place so wait time (Saturday) was about 40 mins. Reservations only taken for larger parties. The website has lots of photos so... More 

Thank Peter W
Athens, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This was a late christmas family get together. We met for lunch and the food was great. The place was packed but the service was great. We all had a great time.

Thank AshithPatel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3086 Briarcliff Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30329
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta
  • Phone Number: +1 404-929-0011
Authentic Ethiopian cuisine crafted from high quality, real ingredients. We have options for all types of eaters: meat lovers, vegetarians, vegans and more. Dine family style or individually, it's up to you!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?