• Top Places
  • All
0 Ratings
+ Share On... Facebook Twitter


Map & Directions 947 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10025
  • African, Moroccan
  • Daily 12pm-11pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Catering, Delivery, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Recommended, Accepted


Village Voice's Description

Though located on Indian Row in the Upper West Side, Awash serves down-to-the-boiled-egg authentic Ethiopian in a somewhat upscale, unassuming space that serves one purpose: seating people to eat good food. Especially tasty is the vegetarian combo plate, which is essentially a big, spicy platter of all of Awash’s vegetable dishes on top of a spare salad of lettuce and tomatoes. Keep in mind that any Ethiopian dining experience is atypical, if only because no traditional western utensils are used. All food is eaten with the aid of only teff injera, a somewhat sponge-like flatbread that makes cleaning plates a little too easy. The service at Awash is casual to the max, and may be sometimes inattentive, but if you order a glass of the honey wine you won’t mind waiting around for a while. --Shane Barnes

Member Reviews

No Reviews yet, leave the first one below!

Your Review:

Your Rating:


Tips from foursquare

  • Marcus S. on 10/07/10

    Doro wot ($15) It is a classic dish from my birth country, Ethiopia. It reminds me of my brothers and sisters back there. My wife, Maya, cooks the best version of doro wot.

  • Stacie G. on 04/27/10

    This is a great restaurant. I'd highly recommend!

  • Serious Eats on 03/14/13

    Among the city's better Ethiopian restaurants. Vegetables are great here, but the tartare is our favorite dish.

  • Andrew B. on 12/29/09

    For the love of G-d, do not eat this food. It was the worst. Terrible, terrible food.

  • Felicia M. on 02/23/14

    Great tasting food served on top of sour injera. Bring clean hands - no utensils here. Vegetarian options are fantastic as well,

Check out Awash on Foursquare


More Moroccan Restaurants in New York

  • Café Mogador
    East Village

    Go after 5 p.m. when, first off, they bring a lovely tray of small dishes and let you take your pick. Try the cumin-laced beet salad, the... More on Café Mogador >>

  • Meskerem 47
    West 40s

    This Ethiopian restaurant boasts an amazing vegetarian combo of seven dishes, including azifa-a cold lentil salad flavored with ginger and... More on Meskerem 47 >>

  • Karma Lounge
    East Village

    New York's strict smoking laws are the best things that ever happened to this hookah bar and refuge for cigarette addicts. Here, smokers... More on Karma Lounge >>

  • Galil
    East 80s

    This glatt kosher restaurant has an intriguing Moroccan bent. The lamb tajine is particularly good, featuring a huge shank sweetened with prunes and... More on Galil >>

  • Walima

    Here's hoping Astoria's latest Moroccan restaurant lasts longer than the previous places did. Tajines are a strong point, especially the beef,... More on Walima >>

  • Le Souk Harem
    Greenwich Village

See More Moroccan Restaurants in New York

Reviews and News

No recent reviews or news articles for this place.

Best Of Awards


More Moroccan Restaurants

Today's Daily Deal

Over half off 4, 5 or 6 night stay at Mayan Village Resort in Baja California Sur, Mexico (see options) View more Voice Daily Deals

Events Nearby

Restaurants Nearby