About Awash


We serve tradition.

Heartfelt Ethiopian delights meet traditional interior design at Awash Ethiopian Restaurant, a family-owned business in Chicago’s neighborhood of Edgewater. Inspired by fresh ingredients, this casual restaurant offers time-honored dishes that deliver the true taste of Ethiopia for vegans, vegetarians and meat lovers.



Vegan Platter - Awash Ethiopian Platter

CBS Chicago

"Awash, named after a market town in Ethiopia, is traditional in both cuisine and furnishings. With its...straw-woven tables, this restaurant has many reasons for attracting ex-pats. Its spicy dishes, including the best-selling chicken and hard-boiled egg stew Doro Wat, complement other more unique dishes visitors won’t find in the neighboring Edgewater Ethiopian establishments. For those who enjoy lamb, order the Zilbo Plate, which comes with a unique combination of lamb, collard greens and potatoes in a mild yet flavorful sauce. All of Awash’s dishes offer very generous portions, and the restaurant has a full bar. Order coffee after your meal; Awash has it imported directly from Ethiopia."



Catering - Awash Ethiopian Restaurant

From hearty vegan and vegetarian dishes to flavorful meat recipes, we offer the perfect culinary treat for your guests. Learn More