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Desta Ethiopian Kitchen

3086 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329-2654
+1 404-929-0011
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tibs” (84 reviews)
“injera” (78 reviews)
“lamb” (57 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3086 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329-2654
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Reviewed 2 days ago

During our visit to Atlanta, we met up with friends who live there. We asked them to go out to eat anywhere of their choosing and they chose Desta. They have been to Ethiopia and eaten here before so they were able to guide us....More

Thank KBazz
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Desta kitchen was buzzing this evening we went. We gathered around a table as a party of 6ppl and settled in for the evening. Our wait was not too long but I recommend booking ahead if you can. Place was clean and staff were friendly....More

Thank Ade A
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place is wonderful. We had never had Ethiopian food before and wanted something new so we gave it a shot and we are so glad we did. Food is served family style for the whole table. We had a lamb dish and it is...More

Thank Kim A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although we had to wait for 20 minutes to be seated, it was well worth the wait. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The food was amazing. The portion sizes were enough for two people. I’m not sure what type of salad dressing they...More

Thank lawilliams2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was here a long time ago. Revisited last week and I'm still in love with the place. The quality of the food is very good. The employees are very nice. Portions are also very appropriate. I always try something new from the menu and...More

Thank viajeroastuto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many years ago I was spoiled by living so close to the famous Blue Bile as UCB. Their food was amazing. For years and years I have been searing for amazing Ethiopian food. SO grateful to have finally found Desta. Seriously even better then the...More

Thank Heatherinaa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved the food. We had two appetizers and we shared a platter of meats and injera with all the trappings. Everything was amazing. Outside seating was perfect and relaxing. Loved the music. Felt like we were having lunch at a relative’s house. Made me...More

Thank kayem3354
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Was definitely impressed with the meal. First time experiencing Ethiopian cuisine, wasn't disappointed. Although, a little spicy I was tremendously pleased with the trio platter and the lamb.

Thank Terrance S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Was a delicious meal for not knowing anything about Ethiopian food. Portions were good and the spongy bread to scoop up the food was a delight. Will go back for sure.

Thank pressthe6
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

When my 14 year old daughter asked if we could go to Desta Ethiopian Kitchen, I gladly said yes. Happy that she wanted to try something new. The wait for a table was pretty long, but it was probably because this place was so popular....More

Thank Amanda H
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Response from Elizabeth A | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I just spoke with them. They said service dogs only (even on the porch). Hope this helps! Best, Elizabeth
5 August 2017|
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Response from Kimberly K | Reviewed this property |
I order the tilapia on a huge bed of spring greens (fish salad) and never have a reaction. Avoid the rice. Excellent food!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3086 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329-2654
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta
  • Phone Number: +1 404-929-0011
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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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