Awards & Reviews

Blue Nile Cafe is an award winning restaurant, recently recognized by 435 Magazine as “Best Ethiopian Restaurant.”  Named one of the Top 100 Restaurants in Kansas City by Where the Locals Eat. Favorite Vegetarian Meals, The Food Critics, KCUR FM (2010). Voted “Best Ethiopian Food” by Vegetarian Kansas City (Veg KC) in 2005.

“Service staff at Blue Nile are very knowledgeable about the cuisine and patiently enthusiastic about introducing novices to the wonderful flavors awaiting them.”
–Pitch Weekly

“For a dining experience ‘far removed’ take the trip to the Blue Nile.” — Roberta Lea, Back Pages magazine

“I love eating here! The food is always good and filling. And don’t worry about being formal. You are encouraged to eat with your hands! If you’ve never been, you must check out Blue Nile Cafe.”
— Nourisha Wells, Yahoo Local

“And don’t hesitate to ask questions of your hosts. Daniel Fikru and his wife, Selam, are warm and helpful in answering any questions, whether they be about Ethiopia’s cuisine or its culture.
— Explore Kansas City


“Great service, great food, and more than enough to satisfy!” @Groupon #HappyCustomer

“Excellent food available on the sampler platter. Just remind the servers to put in the samosas order before th…” @Groupon #HappyCustomer

“Friendly service and great food. Keep it up!” @Groupon

“Fantastic service! Amazing food! We will definitely be back!” @Groupon

“Its so great to eat at a place that has real food for Vegans. I hope to return many Time thank you Groupon for …” @Groupon #HappyCustomer

“Delicious, waitress was very nice and knowledgeable. She had a flower tattoo on her neck, although I don’t reme…” @Groupon

“Wonderful, authentic food. Great service and atmosphere.” @Groupon

“It is nice to have exposure to other cultures. Thank you.” @Groupon

“The food was very good and staff very friendly and helpful. I went with a large group (12) and we had great se…” @Groupon

“Wonderful!! Food is always fantastic. On this visit, our waitress was great. She went out of her way …” @Groupon

“The food was fantastic. Simple, local atmosphere with Ethiopian decor and art but with extraordinarily tasty f…” @Groupon

“Service was lovely! Portions were generous and more importantly delicious and authentic tasting!” @Groupon

“everything was perfect. food was beyond delicious and the service was wonderful. definitely going back!” @Groupon

“Love it and wouldn’t change a thing!!!!” @Groupon

“Good food. Good service. Nice atmosphere. We’ll be back. Enjoyed that I had lots of vegan options!” @Groupon

“”Wonderful authentic food! ” @Groupon

“1st time to eat Ethiopian food. The service and food were spectacular! Definitely will go back” @Groupon