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Arada Ethiopian Restaurant

750 Santa Fe Drive Denver, CO 80204 | Central Denver | 303-329-3344

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The Arada Gebeya, one of the great spice markets of Africa, is located in central Addis Ababa. And now its namesake restaurant, Arada Ethiopian Restaurant, has brought the true flavor of Ethiopian cuisine to the center of Santa Fe Drive. The menu is simple but authentic, offering a dozen-odd entrees all carefully prepared and beautifully spiced, and served with - and sometimes on - injera, a slightly sour, squishy, soft, white flat bread made from fermented teff that acts as side dish, silverware and plate all at the same time.

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  • Cuisine(s): African, Ethiopian
  • Hours: Mon-Fri 11:30am-10pm, Sat-Sun 5pm-10pm
  • Price: $, $$
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted, Recommended on Weekends
  • Parking: Street
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Features: Catering, Private Party, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly

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  • Dining: Columns
    When I reviewed Arada last summer ("Stranger in a Strange Land," June 29, 2006), Ethiopian food was still new to me. Somehow, I'd managed to miss this incredible, uncorrupted African mother...
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    By Thursday, the calls and e-mails had already begun -- the complaints, the disputes, the polite thank-yous from winners and strange, ominous silences from those shut out of the Best of...
  • Dining: Reviewed
    It had taken me almost four years to get here, to this small, comfortable storefront surrounded by taquerías and art galleries, in just the right area for catching hungry adventurers...
  • Dining: Columns
    Q:About a year ago, Westword raved about an Ethiopian restaurant. Is it still worthy? A:Denver has a surprising number of Ethiopian eateries, and Arada Ethiopian Restaurant (3504 East...
  • Dining: Reviewed
    Wot's happening: Arada Restaurant (see review above) isn't the only Ethiopian eatery in this town that's generous with the berbere. There's also the Ethiopian Restaurant (2816 East Colfax...

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