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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” (80 reviews)
“injera” (77 reviews)
“lamb” (55 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 5 days ago via mobile

Great dinner and service. We have been to Ethiopia three times and had delicious food. This food was delicious. Some dishes are a little different from traditional but really good. The beef and chicken tibs were fantastic. We ordered the three meat platter but substituted...More

Thank bgox2020
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is very good! I prefer the big platter that you can share. Their salmon is seasoned well and very tender. The meat is seasoned well and the veggies are as well.

Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I learned of Desta from an Ethiopian co-worker. Since then, brought family and friends and they have been delightfully surprised with the food. Please come with a open palate and be amazed with the flavors. Started eating Ethiopian cuisine in Chicago, and had a hard...More

Thank OlapCha
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is really fresh and different. Great for vegetarians. The staff and owner are very helpful describing the different options available. If you have never eaten Ethiopian food this is a great place to start.

Thank norar906
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten here for about 5 years and have never had a bad meal or experience. We normally get the lamb with veggies and a bottle of wine. Normally I like the outside patio because the inside can be a little crowded.

Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Desta is always consistent. The food is always great and the staff is attentive to your needs and specific requests. Everyone that I've introduced to this restaurant loves it.

Thank ivalex2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We'd heard about this place, and checked it out for lunch one day. Love at first bite! We usually share my order of the vegetarian platter, a colorful mosaic of salads and curry-like stews, and the kifto (spicy ground meat, cooked to taste). Kifto, in...More

Thank morta
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is SO good...I ate there twice in my 2 days in ATL and took to go food back home. I lived in NYC before moving to Florida and desperately missed this kind of cultural treat. Don't miss eating here. The chicken Tibs, veggie...More

1  Thank mexicotrip1208
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Desta is the best Ethiopian food in Atlanta!! The atmosphere is amazing and the food is perfectly seasoned. The staff is great and the customer service is top notch. They also have a South African wine which is everything. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Janet S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Easy parking, Very nice and helpful staff. The vegan plate is beyond words. TRY IT! For meat eaters and those in your party afraid of ethnic cuisine, lamb sandwich. Oh yeah!!

Thank A C
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
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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