skip to main content skip to footer

Reviews

Absolutely delicious, huge portions of food! Fantastic for takeout, and I can’t wait to go in person once Covid is over. Definitely recommend supporting this wonderful Black-owned business! Truly a gem in the neighborhood.
Nelson McKeown via google.com - Jan 11, 2021
Love eating there and they do carry out so well during the pandemic! Some of the best food in Chic
Love eating there and they do carry out so well during the pandemic! Some of the best food in Chicago!
Sandy McNabb via facebook.com - Jan 11, 2021
My favorite neighborhood meal. I order the vegetarian sampler each time and it's enough food to last for at least 2 meals. The food is always so fresh and flavorful. Highly recommend to anyone!
Danielle Stack via google.com - Jan 9, 2021
This is one of my favorite restaurants ...
This is one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. We dined there quite a bit pre-covid and their carry out is just as good! I do miss the experience of Ethiopian Diamond and await the days of dining safely in restaurants with patience knowing Ethiopian Diamond will be here. It seems like a big banquet hall yet has the coziness of a ... read more
Ann Marie K. via yelp.com - Jan 9, 2021
Delicious sambusa and great vegetarian options!
Marina Hayes via google.com - Jan 7, 2021
I love Ethiopian cuisine and have ...
I love Ethiopian cuisine and have been meaning to try Ethiopian Diamond for years.  We ordered two mixed samplers and the portions were generous and we were able to have leftovers for a second meal - always a plus.  The samosas were okay (beef and lentil), they were just a bit dry, maybe since we did takeout, but we've had better.  T ... read more
Tiffany W. via yelp.com - Jan 6, 2021
Our all-time favorite African restaurant ...
Our all-time favorite African restaurant, with good food that is lovingly prepared by a neighborhood family, for a reasonable price. We often ask for the chef's choice of a variety of Ethiopian dishes and enjoy the surprises and explanations of why he selected each dish. Quiet place for dining in but they also have carry out and deli ... read more
John M. via yelp.com - Dec 24, 2020
I love Ethiopian food, and try ...
I love Ethiopian food, and try to visit a restaurant every time I'm in a new city. Ethiopian Diamond is in the top 2 restaurants I've tried (and this was with us eating it out of to-go boxes at a rest stop!) We tried the vegetarian sampler, tibs sampler, and doro wat. All were delicious! We will absolutely be back the next time we ar ... read more
Ashley M. via yelp.com - Dec 18, 2020
I have been cooking for months ...
I have been cooking for months due to the pandemic. For my birthday however I was not going to cook and I had to decide where I would do pick up. I chose Ethiopian Diamond. I drove 45 min to pick up the food and 45 min back home. Eating Diamond's food was heavenly. It was also my mother's first experience with Ethiopian food and she ... read more
C T. via yelp.com - Dec 16, 2020
Perfect food.
Lateshia Taylor via google.com - Dec 15, 2020
It's been a long time. I used to ...
It's been a long time. I used to patronize this restaurant a lot when I lived in East Rogers Park. Then I moved _ then I  moved BACK! I always dined in -- and not since the present reality. I called ahead-- and they told me 15 minutes-- good news-- when I called them from my car -- my veggie combo was ready.Since I did not want to go ... read more
Saralynne C. via yelp.com - Dec 8, 2020
This has become one of my favorite ...
This has become one of my favorite spots for Ethiopian food, along with Demera. The flavors are always amazing and the portions are so huge. Normally I stick with the Doro Wat Tibs, Yesimir War, Gomen, Kik Alicha, along with Samosas and enough Injera to last for it all! I normally have so much food that it can last me for a couple of ... read more
Sabrina C. via yelp.com - Dec 3, 2020
Best Ethiopian food in the city. Easy to get to. Good prices Fantastic service even during Covid-19 ... read more
Ted Wollnik via google.com - Nov 28, 2020
Authentication Ethiopian food.
Authentication Ethiopian food. Loved the flavors. Great customer service. It's finger food so be prepared to use tour hands to eat.
Chin L. via yelp.com - Nov 28, 2020
Excellent place for vegetarian and gluten-free food. I’m a big fan of the unique “vegetarian fish” (chickpea dumpling) dish. The veggie sampler is my go-to to get through 2020! They also have an awesome chocolate lava cake that can be made gluten free if you leave out some of the extras.
Melanie J via google.com - Nov 24, 2020
This place has amazing food! They ...
This place has amazing food! They care about their food and it is fresh daily.
I worked at a neighboring Ethiopian restaurant on the same street (south) in Edgewater and their food was never fresh. I saw everything in their kitchen on how they made food. The establishment preserved their meat up to 2 days in the fridge and reheate
... read more
Myr S. via yelp.com - Oct 31, 2020
Me and my girlfriend keep going back! We love the taste portions and service. Also if you dine in 21+, the honey wine is delicious ... read more
Ogbeni Ekhomu via google.com - Oct 21, 2020
The restaurant was clean and okay. If you know what to order, then this place is quite good. People working here donot speak or can understand English which makes it hard for the first timers. Other than that everything was good.
Rajeev Bevara via google.com - Oct 17, 2020
Ethiopian Diamond is one of my favorite restaurants in Chicago! Friendly staff, tasty food, and an overall hospitable environment. If you are looking to try a meal outside of the norm -(no forks/utensils involved) then you should consider this one!
Olivia Woods via google.com - Oct 17, 2020
I love it ... read more
A A via google.com - Oct 12, 2020
Fresh and delicious- the injera is done perfectly- servers are friendly and knowledgeable The BEST
Fresh and delicious- the injera is done perfectly- servers are friendly and knowledgeable The BEST Ethiopian food 🥘 ... read more
Scott Cindy Swenson via facebook.com - Oct 12, 2020
I came here back in 2012 and then ...
I came here back in 2012 and then once again lately for take-out during Covid. I believe dine-in is back in session here and considering how large the restaurant is, social distancing is not an issue. I came to pick up my to go order around noon on a Friday afternoon and the place was empty, but the food? The food did not disappoint!
Ellen C. via yelp.com - Oct 9, 2020
Wonderful, safe dining experience; ...
Wonderful, safe dining experience; delicious food; reasonably priced!

Came here for a small group dining experience in the owners were so accommodating. This is my first time trying Ethiopian food and I am a big fan. I wanted to try a little bit of everything so I had the meat sampler which included sambusa and an assortment o
... read more
Jinah S. via yelp.com - Oct 1, 2020
The best ethiopian food in town!
M K via google.com - Sep 29, 2020
I got the vegetarian platter sampler ...
I got the vegetarian platter sampler. Though I am not vegetarian, their dishes are so flavorful that I wanted to try it. It was great! I especially like the potatoes/carrots. I've had Ethiopian food a few times before and I'm always happy with what I get. I love the sambusas. Drizzling some lemon on it made it so delicious. Mango dri ... read more
Tai D. via yelp.com - Sep 26, 2020
Great food. Good service. A bit pricy. Will be back for sure.
John Swenson via google.com - Sep 17, 2020
Food was delicious and service was great. The Beef and Chicken Sambusa was awesome!
shanna modisette via google.com - Sep 6, 2020
TASTY! DON'T MIND DRIVING TO PICK UP MY ETHIOPIAN SAMPLER PLATTERS. ADDICTED TO THIS FOOD.
Mann via google.com - Aug 22, 2020
Just got a takeout order for the ...
Just got a takeout order for the Vegetarian Sampler for 2. Maybe it's just been a while since I've had food from Ethiopian Diamond, but it exceeded our expectations. Everything was incredibly delicious and perfectly cooked. Probably the best takeout meal we've had during this pandemic. 5 stars are really not enough, deserves at least ... read more
Dennis L. via yelp.com - Aug 21, 2020
It was absolutely fantastic, interesting, interactive, redolent, staff was lovely.
It was absolutely fantastic, interesting, interactive, redolent, staff was lovely.
Paul Clarke via facebook.com - Aug 15, 2020
Delicious, beautifully plated food, and a nice atmosphere. Staff are very friendly and welcoming.
Grace Parikh via google.com - Aug 12, 2020
So delicious. A little pricier ...
So delicious. A little pricier but worth it. The portion sizes are great and there isn't one thing on the menu that isn't delicious.
Claire W. via yelp.com - Jul 7, 2020
This is the best Ethiopian place in town. Both in food quality and price.
Suleidys Tellez via google.com - Jul 6, 2020
So delicious! We ordered the vegetarian ...
So delicious! We ordered the vegetarian sampler for 2 and everything was amazing, but our favorites were the Dinich Alicha and Yemisir Wat. I've been there in person a few times, too, and delivery was just as good (and super fast!). Some of my favorite Ethiopian food that I've had.
Jamie K. via yelp.com - Jul 4, 2020
Ordered delivery during pandemic ...
Ordered delivery during pandemic times. I got the veggie sampler which came with 2 sambusas! The sambusas (lentil) were divine. The 6 dishes in the veggie sampler were also delicious, each having its own unique flavor. I loved the gomen and the yemisir wat. Highly recommended!
S A. via yelp.com - Jul 2, 2020
Delicious. 10/10 will eat here again.
Lauren Tanner via google.com - Jun 26, 2020
Staff is super friendly to show me what's best. Both the Kifto and Sambusa are delicious.
Tra Vo via google.com - Jun 21, 2020
The food here is SO delicious! Love all the vegetarian options - the shimbra asa is probably my new
The food here is SO delicious! Love all the vegetarian options - the shimbra asa is probably my new favorite food. We're so lucky to have Ethiopian Diamond so close to our apartment. 🤩 ... read more
Kitty Prouvaire via facebook.com - Jun 19, 2020
Absolutely delicious! I ordered ...
Absolutely delicious! I ordered the vegetarian tasting plate for takeout and loved every bite. The pickup experience was clean and fast and everyone there was friendly. This will definitely go on my regular takeout list!
Emma B. via yelp.com - Jun 14, 2020
Ordered takeout and loved absolutely everything from both the vegetarian and meat samplers. Our meals were ready quickly and the staff we met at pick-up were extremely friendly and even made us laugh! Can't wait to return and try other menu items. Thank you Ethiopian Diamond for supplying the neighborhood with delicious and flavorful ... read more
Martha Voorheis via google.com - Jun 8, 2020
I remember bringing my family here for the first time 9 years ago (2011) after I found their deal on Groupon. The place was packed and customers are diverse for a reason. It's an awesome experience to be introduced to authentic Ethiopian cuisine. We tried the taste of Ethiopia platter (pictured), to be enjoyed in a communal way, rich ... read more
Arlene Sadcopen via google.com - May 22, 2020
Diamond is amazing! Their meat sampler and veggie sample always makes my night. Top that off with some mouthwatering sambusas and you are in for a treat. There are days when sheltering in my house has me down so I place an order at Diamond and immediately my spirits are lifted. Thank you Diamond for always making my meals the highlig ... read more
Matthew Robertson via google.com - May 7, 2020
Best Ethiopian food in town. Going there for over 15 yrs or so.
Vivek Mehra via google.com - Apr 17, 2020
Love this place! Delicious food that fills the senses. Phenomenal gluten free vegan options.
Kari L-J via google.com - Apr 10, 2020
I don't even know where to start!! ...
I don't even know where to start!!

Phenomenal restaurant. Not just the food but the staff.. wow. They have become part of the Rogers family.

Major events we shared:
-3 month date anniversary
-Celebrate post engagement
-Family from Atlanta, Georgia 1st time in Chicago & 1st time eating Ethiopian food.
-After
... read more
Maria Alejandra S. via yelp.com - Apr 7, 2020
The one and only Ethiopian restaurant that never disappoints me. Thank you!
Feven Joba via google.com - Mar 30, 2020
Delicious!
Ethiopian Diamond is one of our neighborhood go-to restaurants. The servers are always very friendly. The food is delicious! It has vegetarian options as well as lamb, beef, chicken, shrimp and tilapia. We always leave satisfied but overly stuffed!
Tracy S via tripadvisor.com - Mar 22, 2020
So friendly good food...clean bathroom ... read more
Joe Ryan via google.com - Mar 13, 2020
Love the family vibe here and the ...
Love the family vibe here and the Doro Tibs Watt is our number 1 favorite on the menu. We go there often and will always come back. Best Ethiopian food in Chicago hands down. Also, amazing family who owns and operates.
Erin M. via yelp.com - Mar 10, 2020
Food is always amazing here, the staff is always super friendly and the service is prompt.
Rai Carrillo via google.com - Mar 9, 2020
Nice service and tasty food
Nice service and tasty food ... read more
Arlanda Darkwa via facebook.com - Mar 8, 2020
Enjoyed the food very much ... read more
Bradley Stayrook via google.com - Mar 4, 2020
The yemisir wot and kik alicha ...
The yemisir wot and kik alicha here are unbelievable. Every time I've taken a girl to this place it's been an awesome date. This place has good food and good vibes ... read more
Sam R. via yelp.com - Mar 4, 2020
We arrived late, almost at the closing time buy they were willing to serve us. We seated and the lady asked us what we wanted to eat. She was really helpful for helping us to chose the right dishes. We took to samplers of Ethiopian food and a coffee. It was really good. You have a very good atmosphere and inside the place you have a ... read more
Pat Pertusot via google.com - Feb 25, 2020
Well despite being Valentine's day. I'm celebrating by myself starting a new opportunity working again as a MEP engineering drafter on Valentine's day. I've been to Ethiopia before and it's been awhile since I've had Ethiopian cuisine. When I first tried it before I went to Ethiopia I was intrigued since I had a coworker I worked wit ... read more
Arturo Jimenez via google.com - Feb 17, 2020
When Ethiopia is what I Crave and for those who want far out Exotic in Africa
Well despite being Valentine's day. I'm celebrating by myself starting a new opportunity working again as a MEP engineering drafter on Valentine's day. I've been to Ethiopia before and it's been awhile since I've had Ethiopian cuisine. When I first tried it before I went...More ... read more
Art J via tripadvisor.com - Feb 16, 2020
Want To Tell Us About Your Experience?
GoogleMyBusinessFoursquareFacebookYelpZomatoTwitterTrip AdvisorYouTubeGrouponInstagramOpen TablePinterestZagatFlickrLinkedInTumblrTheKnotWeddingWire