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Blue Nile Cafe - CLOSED

Map & Directions 933 E. University Drive, #112
Tempe, AZ 85281
  • Eritrean, Ethiopian, Health, Vegetarian
  • Daily 8pm-10pm
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Catering, Delivery, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Recommended for Large Parties
  • Lot Available


Phoenix New Times' Description

Forget impressions from heart-rending TV pleas about Ethiopia -- Tempe's Blue Nile shows that food is one of the finest things about the African nation. Vegetables and legumes abound, made luscious with slow simmering into spicy stews. Chicken, beef and shrimp shine, too, wrapped burrito-like in tangy, homemade injera bread.

Member Reviews

  • leeanndunton
    leeanndunton wrote a review for Blue Nile Cafe
    on 05/04/12

    This place has pretty fantastic food. My personal favourite is the vegan combo plate- 5 vegetable dishes (of your choice) with injera. This is a great place for both vegans/vegetarians & carnivores to enjoy a meal together (that doesn't happen too often).

  • tanner.postert
    tanner.postert wrote a review for Blue Nile Cafe
    on 04/04/11

    Blue Nile Cafe is probably one of my favorite places to eat. The food is so good that I can't stop eating it. The Gored Gored is great (even when ordered raw). The vegetables are great, you can't go wrong with the spicy chickpeas or the carrots and potatoes. The chicken atkilt and chicken tebbs are both delicious.

  • tanner.postert
    tanner.postert wrote a review for Blue Nile Cafe
    on 04/07/10

    Healthy eater is fantastic, the chicken tastes great, and the chickpees have a hint of cinnimon in them that makes them fantastic.

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Tips from foursquare

  • Phoenix New Times on 11/14/11

    Best of Phoenix 2011 Winner: Best Ethiopian Food! Save room for a delicious dessert such as the vegan orange coffee cake and (in true Ethiopian tradition) a drink from the full service espresso bar.

  • Jamie C. on 04/17/10

    Go to Blue Nile Cafe. Try the raw cinnamon roll for dessert. It's delicious!

  • Mike M. on 10/19/11

    Raw sundays and mondays are well worth the price!! Don't come starving...

  • Michelle C. on 12/16/09

    Order a few sambusas as appetizers. Get a messob if you're new to Ethiopian, or get Shuro Watt (entree) with Kik Alitcha & Atkilt Watt (sides).

  • Andrew C. on 01/27/12

    The orange coffee cake was amazing and vegan!

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