The Blue Nile

Ethiopian, African
$ $
389 Centre St
Boston, MA 02130
(617) 522-6453
5:00pm - 11:00pm
5:00pm - 11:00pm
5:00pm - 11:00pm
5:00pm - 11:00pm
5:00pm - 11:00pm
12:00pm - 11:00pm
12:00pm - 11:00pm


  • Loved this place. Highly recommend the Ktifo (spicy beef), Yebeg (lamb), lentils, and yellow peas.
  • Excelente atencin. Precios convenientes y muy ricos platos.
  • You have to try the chicken with Injera... Simply phenomenal... Best Ethiopian food in Boston
  • Our critic thinks this might well be the best Ethiopian food in Boston. Fried apps not to be missed- like the and crisp, not at all greasy
  • The food is great! Try a meat combo platter -- the beef is excellent.
  • Really good food and the man who owns the place is so friendly!
  • If you go with a 4+ in your party, ask them to make up a platter for you with a mix of veggies and meat. Everything on the plate was really good particularly the lamb
  • ask for what the owner recommends; what we ate here was phenomenal
  • Love that they have a variety of sides when you order their combination meals. However, if you do takeout, make sure they get your order right!
  • 4ppl for lunch & let the waiter pick the meal... so delicious. Veggy platter for 2 w/ med spicy beef and spicy lamb. Spicy doesn't mean hot.
  • Veggie platters are a great deal. Definitely get extra injira.
  • Remember to eat with just your right hand. :)
  • Food is much better at Karibu in Waltham. Night and day. Staff is much nicer.
  • Absolutely amazing food and staff. Try the vegetable platter with beef or lamb on the side.
  • (Best of Boston 2013-ETHIOPIAN) Improper Bostonian says, "A meal at Blue Nile is always intimate. Jade walls snugly enclose 10 tables and pendant lamps blaze like low-hanging stars."
  • It's better than the one I visited in NYC for sure.
  • The honey wine is amazing. Great vegetarian dishes too.
  • Miser wet in this place is phenomenal. Take it from someone that has been to most Ethiopian restaurants in Boston. The dish is simmered to perfection!
  • This is the second Ethiopian restaurant I've tried in Boston. The culture is unique and the foods are amazing. Go head, try something new!
  • Some favorites from our review: the tender, tangy beef (ye siga alicha) and the nutty, herb-scented collard greens (gomen wet). Finish off your meal with some coffee for if you prefer a bold blend.

Nearby places

659 Centre St (btwn Seaverns & Starr)
378 Centre St (at Sheridan St)
617 Centre St