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48 Commerce St, Asheville, NC 28801-3306
+1 828-707-6563
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  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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African, Ethiopian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
48 Commerce St, Asheville, NC 28801-3306
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot begin to describe what a wonderful experience this was. The chef/owner came out to our table and talk to us before we ordered. He wanted to know if we had ever had this food. No. Were we vegans or vegetarians or liked meat? After...More

Thank uruguay2
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Great vegan options. Great flavor combinations. We had much fun dining Ethiopian family style. I have never had Ethiopian cuisine so I have nothing to compare to, but we really enjoyed our meal.

Thank kellyeb341
Vicki S, Owner at Addissae, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

We’re so glad you enjoyed your experience at Addissae. It’s a fun cuisine, and the unique and rich flavors are a nice surprise to new comers. Thanks for stopping by. Neeraj and Vicki

Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Food was fantastic- I had the vegetarian and meat assortment along with a Berbere Salt rimmed mango margarita.

Thank Tdenchfiel
Addissae, Owner at Addissae, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

We're so happy you enjoyed your experience at Addissae, and Thank You for the nice review. Hope to see you again soon. Neeraj and Vicki

Reviewed 21 October 2017

Asheville is a foodie place but not excatly known for ethnic cuisines. So, it is a pleasure to dine at Addissae.. Ethiopian is one of my favorite cuisines since it is very similar to Indian minus the grease and the spices. The veg platter here...More

2  Thank ZenHealer7
Vicki S, Owner at Addissae, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

We're glad you enjoyed your experience at Addissae. We have a reputation for serving a delicious healthy version of traditional Ethiopia food. Not sure when you came on Saturday, but we have a bustling business as well as enjoying a loyal local following. Thanks for...More

Reviewed 8 October 2017

In order to get a good sampling, I recommend going with a party of 4 or more. The overall meals was OK with a few ups and downs. The Injera was nothing like any we have tried before. The bread was made with a different...More

1  Thank Mountaineer_Steve
Addissae, Owner at Addissae, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you for stopping by to try our food. If you have eaten at typical Ethiopian restaurants you will find their food heavier, more spicy and with injera that is made with a little bit of teff flour and a lot of cheap barley flour....More

Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite places to eat in asheville. Owners are very nice and friendly. Food is always delicious. My family and I eat here at least twice a month. Please support this wonderful restaurant and these lovely people!

Thank Rasrootz
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Dined here recently to try Ethiopian food. The vegetarian plate was delicious and we got used to eating without utensils pretty quickly. The injera bread is spongy but has a good fermented flavor. Only one item on the plate was very spicy, and although not...More

Thank Reelreader
Vicki S, Owner at Addissae, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

We're so happy you enjoyed your experience at Addissae. And thanks for taking time to review. Neeraj and Vicki

Reviewed 30 August 2017

Our palettes were not in the best conditions, coming into Addissae. (Ahem. We were piss drunk.) Still, the quality of the restaurant -- in its food, service, management -- stood out, even into sobriety. Our server Bria (sorry, if I misspelled your name) was genuine,...More

Thank TheCrazyCam
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We throughly enjoyed ourselves here. I like the artwork in the restaurant, and it's an intimate feel to it. Our server was very nice and helped us through the menu. We had never had injera (the bread used to dip into the meal) before, and...More

Thank Caren B
Addissae, Owner at Addissae, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

We're so glad you had a good experience at Addissae. Happy the new experience was to your liking and you enjoyed the ambiance. Hope to see you again soon. Vicki and Neeraj

Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

The inera was quite good. The service was attentive. Although I prefer spicier Ethiopian meat dishes, others in our party requested vegetarian, non spicy food. The meal was well presented and very good. There was soft Ethiopian music playing in the background. Unfortunately, there was...More

Thank Sean B
Addissae, Owner at Addissae, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

We're glad you enjoyed your lunch at Addissae. We too are frustrated by the road construction, but it doesn't impact our food or service, and folks are not too inconvenienced. Hope you stop by again. Thanks. Neeraj and Vicki

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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11:30 - 15:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Commerce St, Asheville, NC 28801-3306
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Asheville
  • Phone Number: +1 828-707-6563
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Addissae offers Traditional Ethiopian food served Family Style on our gluten-friendly injera, or as individual plated dishes. We offer grass fed beef, local and hormone-free meats, and vegan and organic dishes. We have healthy sodas and organic juices, local beers, excellent wines, and a full bar with Ethiopian infused Craft Drinks. Try our Ethiopian Coffee or Spiced Ice Tea. NO reservation needed!
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