Nile Ethiopian – International Drive – Orlando FL

Nile Ethiopian – International Drive – Orlando FL

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Nile Ethiopian – International Drive – Orlando FL

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Ethiopia is one of the oldest countries in the world with its civilization dating back to around 10,000 BC and yet most of us do not know much about this ancient land or its cultures. Luckily for us here in Orlando, we don’t have to travel internationally to Ethiopia to have a taste of Ethiopian culture, all we have to do is travel to a small strip mall off of International Drive to find Nile Ethiopian restaurant.


My first experience at a Ethiopian restaurant was in Washington, DC (quite the international city) at a place called “Dukem” by the U-Street station. It was my first encounter with the cuisine and it left a distinct mark on my taste bud psyche as I never had quite the same experience before.

A distinct feature of Ethiopian cuisine is the injera, the staple carb in the Ethiopian diet, a sour, slightly spongy type flat bread that is used as a base for which all the other dishes complement. You take the injera and use your hands (traditionally there are no utensils here, unless you ask) to take the meats in like a dip/wrap. Dishes that are referred to as “Wot” means the dish is stewed while “Tibs” is sauteed.


I enjoyed my visit to Nile, but I must admit some people may not enjoy the unique flavors and may take some getting used to.

Below are a few photos recapping my visit to the lovely Nile.

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Traditional seating inside Nile

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Samosas with ground meat, a hint of India in Ethiopia

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Injera, the bread of Ethiopia

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Various tibs and wots on the injera

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Delicious spare ribs

Check out Andrew Zimmern’s visit to Ethiopia on Bizarre Foods lol

Nile Ethiopian on Urbanspoon

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