Awash Ethiopian Restaurant

19934 NW Second Ave.
Miami Gardens, FL 33169
305-770-5100
Critics' Pick

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  • Tuesday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to midnight, Sunday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed Monday.
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair accessible, Family Style, Free Wifi, Kid Friendly, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Free Parking, Parking Lot Available
At Awash, owners Eka and Fouad Wassel want to take you home, or to an authentic, Ethiopian-style home kitchen called a gojo bait. Try the doro wot, a rich chicken dish that shares a deep flavor similar to Mexico's mole. The Awash River, for which this restaurant and many other Ethiopian eateries across the nation are named, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The valley surrounding it was where researchers in 1974 found 52 fossilized bone fragments of the famed early hominid Lucy. Carbon dating put the partial skeleton's age at more than 3 million years. It's a fact almost every Ethiopian knows. But it's also one that illustrates the history of this part of the world and that much of human culture was born here. Too many people imagine only famine and war when they think of Ethiopia, but the Wassels are changing that misconception one piece of the stretchy, slightly sour bread called injera at a time.

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