Upper West Side
You know an ethnic restaurant is good when its tables are filled with natives. When it comes to Ethiopian food, Awash in New York’s Upper West Side is something of a gold standard. This small and busy eatery near Columbia University offers affordable, large portions of classic dishes like kitfo (raw beef in a chili-based spice blend and seasoned, clarified butter) and doro wat (tender chicken gently simmered in berbere sauce.) Awash is also a great place to take your vegetarian friends, with at least seven dishes to choose from such as the spiced chickpea dish Shiro. Make sure you get a doggie bag.
Ethiopia may not be famous for alcohol, but it would be a shame to leave without trying a glass of Tej—a sweet wine made from fermented honey and a special kind of hops.
AmenitiesOpen / Closes
- Accessible by Public Transportation
- Family Style
- Full Bar
- Take-Out Available
Cuisine Type:: African/Moroccan