Nile Ethiopian Restaurant Won 2018 BEST ETHIOPIAN RESTAURANT by the Westword

November 27th, 2018

Our very own Nile Ethiopian Restaurant won BEST ETHIOPIAN RESTAURANT for 2018!

Photo by Maureen Witten

See Westword’s 2018 List here

BEST ETHIOPIAN RESTAURANT  Nile Ethiopian Restaurant

Some Ethiopian restaurants in Denver are intimate and cozy — great for getting to know a cuisine without distraction. Then there’s the Nile, which is so raucous on weekends, you almost feel like you stumbled into a family wedding. But with big sampler platters that arrive as a mosaic of colorful stews atop spongy injera bread (the deep color is a sign that Ethiopian teff flour is the main ingredient), you can explore the vegetarian choices made with lentils or soft-cooked vegetables while still getting your fill of beef, lamb and chicken dishes like spicy, buttery kitfo (similar to tartare); complex, brick-red doro wot complete with hard-boiled eggs; and fiery lamb awaze, with tender cubes of meat in chili-like sauce. The Nile is a celebration of Ethiopia you won’t want to miss.

Readers’ Choice: Axum Restaurant

1951 S. Havana St., Aurora, 80014