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Awash

Map & Directions 947 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10025
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212-961-1416
  • African, Moroccan
  • Daily 12pm-11pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Catering, Delivery, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Recommended, Accepted

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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

 
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  • 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,

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