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Blue Nile of Ann Arbor

221 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2007
+1 734-998-4746
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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“injera” (19 reviews)
“bread” (22 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
221 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2007
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

There are two basic choices for dinner - a feast with meat or without. The feast includes 7 different vegetarian dishes and 3 meats. They are served on a large platter placed in the center of the table and everyone shares. There are no utensils...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Definitely not an expert on Ethiopian food but always enjoy this spot every year as a traveling artist for the Ann arbor art fair. Fast, friendly service. The Ethiopian platter seems to be the standard and the staff will keep filling your plate and Injera...More

Thank Gooserace504
Reviewed 1 June 2017

we went to meet up with my cuz, food was so good, great flavors, great salads, and deserts, they have both spicy and non-spicy foods, that worked best for me. my partner likes spicy and I like mild-spicy foods, so it worked perfect for us....More

Thank Diane S
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We come here every time we visit AA. The menu is simple -- vegan/vegetarian or meat/poultry. They bring a large tray with six or seven different vegetable dishes and they put the meat in the center. If you are vegan/vegetarian and don't want meat or...More

Thank kupunakane
Reviewed 14 April 2017

If you've never been you really have to stop by. The food is served on this cool, spongy bread so you eat your meal with your hands. They have plenty of vegetarian dishes plus some with meat but we like the combination platter. It's great...More

Thank Michigan_Family3
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

The food was good, not your traditional American fare. We had the feast which is a great way to try everything. The tea is delicious as is the coffee. I had Ethiopian before and the Blue Nike injera tasted and looked like it was made...More

Thank Gogi365
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Our favorite restaurant in Ann Arbor! We like taking new people for the experience (especially children). We love the tea also (cold or hot)! Wish there were more tables like the front wicker one though.

Thank Corinna T
Reviewed 20 December 2016

This is the first time I visited an Ethiopian restaurant. The most astonishing was to receive the bread, which did not look like bread at all, it was more like a sponge, but tasted well. We ate several dishes containing chicken or beef, all rather...More

Thank Karoly75
Reviewed 22 November 2016

I've made this a must-stop for dinner ever since we first dined here 8 years ago. The atmosphere (especially the manner in which the food is delivered) is fantastic and makes for a delightful social experience (bring friends or family). The food is similar in...More

Thank Justin A
Reviewed 30 October 2016

What a disappointing experience! Their injera (the Ethiopian staple on which all food is served) is NOT made from Teff flour. Instead it is made from some white flour which makes for awfully stale, thin and dry injera. inedible! When questioned, we were told they...More

2  Thank bgr2016
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
15:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 221 E Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2007
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ann Arbor
  • Phone Number: +1 734-998-4746
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