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Blue Nile Ethiopian Restaurant

9400 Richmond
Houston, TX 77063
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Blue Nile Ethiopian Restaurant

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  • Mon-Fri 11am-11pm, Sat-Sun 9am-11pm
  • $$
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Catering, Order Online, Smoking, Takeout
  • Free Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Ethiopian meals are eaten without utensils from a communal plate, which is first covered with pieces of a flatbread called injera. You fold each bite up in a piece of bread. Exotic lamb stews and spicy vegetables are the favorite orders at Blue Nile on the Southwest side. Coffee lovers won't want to miss the remarkable Ethiopian coffee ceremony.

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