Place Category: Ethiopian
When Awash opened its first restaurant in 1994, the idea was simple: show America what Ethiopia has to offer. Using traditional cooking techniques and motivated by the lack of Ethiopian representation in New York’s restaurant scene, we brought features from the realm of dining in Ethiopia to the busy streets of the Empire State. Over 24 years later, our devotion to introducing the rich history of Ethiopian cuisine remains at the core of our commitment to our fellow New Yorkers and visitors alike.
Awash Ethiopian Restaurant Menu
Menu and prices subject to change
Engudai Tibs 14.00
Mushrooms, onions, and jalapeños sautéed and seasoned with a house herb and spice mixture.
Timatim Fit-fit 11.00
Diced tomatoes, onions, and jalapeños mixed with shredded injera dressed with oil, lemon-lime, and spices.
Ater Kik Fit-fit 11.00
Yellow split peas, onions, and jalapeños seasoned with spices mixed with shredded injera.
Pastry shells with your choice of stuffing served with dipping sauce. Three pieces per order.
Lentils, onions, African hot mustard, and jalapeños dressed with just a hint of lemon-lime.
Greens and diced tomatoes, onions, and jalapeños tossed with a splash of house dressing.
Avocado Salata 15.00
Diced avocados, tomatoes, onions, and jalapeños tossed with a splash of house dressing.
Injera rolls coated with lentils and a blend of vegetables, herbs, and spices.
Main Courses - Beef
Tibs Wat 20.00
Beef strips cooked in a stew prepared with berbere and a seasoned, clarified butter.
Siga Tibs 18.00
Tender beef cubes sautéed with tomatoes, onions, and jalapeños.
Gored Gored 21.00
Raw beef cubes seasoned with berbere and clarified butter.
Raw beef mince marinated in mitmita and a clarified butter infused with herbs and spices.
Awash Tibs 20.00
Beef cubes charbroiled and mixed with onions and jalapeños marinated in cooking wine.
Special Tibs 19.00
Beef cubes marinated in berbere cooked with tomatoes, onions, and jalapeños.
Special Kitfo 21.00
Steak tartare, onions, and jalapeños marinated in clarified butter and an exclusive blend of spices.
Main Courses - Poultries
Doro Wat 21.00
Tender chicken gently simmered in a stew prepared with berbere served with a hard-boiled egg.
Awash Chicken 19.00
Sliced chicken breast marinated in ginger and garlic cooked with tomatoes, onions, celery, and jalapeños.
Main Courses - Lambs
Beg Alicha 19.00
Mild lamb stew cooked with clarified butter and a variety of herbs.
Beg Tibs 21.00
Marinated cubes of lamb sautéed with onions and jalapeños.
Gomen Besiga 19.00
Lamb and collard greens gently cooked with clarified butter with just a hint of Ethiopian cardamom.
Main Courses - Vegetables
Shiro Wat 16.00
Ground spiced chickpea and split pea stew cooked in chopped tomatoes and onions.
Misir Wat 16.00
Split red lentil stew cooked in berbere.
Ater Kik Alicha 16.00
Yellow split peas cooked in a mild stew and seasoned with onions and herbs.
Atkilt Alicha 16.00
Potatoes, carrots, and cabbages seasoned with herbs and spices in a mild stew.
Key Sir Alicha 16.00
Beets and carrots cooked with onions and flavored with herbs and spices in a mild stew.
Chopped collard greens sautéed with ginger, garlic, onions, and herbs.
String beans, carrots, and caramelized onions sautéed with herbs.
Tofu Tibs 16.00
Tofu cubes sautéed with tomatoes, onions, and jalapeños.
Combo 1 19.00
Tibs Wat and Doro Wat served with three vegetable dishes of your choosing.
Combo 3 - Veggie Combo 24.00
All of our vegetarian dishes with the exception of Tofu Tibs.
Combo 4 18.50
Doro Wat and a hard-boiled egg served with three vegetable dishes of your choosing.
Combo 5 19.00
Doro Wat and Beg Alicha served with three vegetable dishes of your choosing.
Meat Combo 36.00
Tibs Wat, Special Tibs, Doro Wat, and Beg Alicha served with three vegetable dishes of your choosing.
Awash Special 36.00
Special Kitfo and your choice of either Awash Tibs or Special Tibs served with three vegetable dishes of your choosing.
Carrot Cake 6.00
Carrots mixed into dough create a moist and flavorful classic.
Rum Cake 6.00
Dried fruit soaked in rum and then added to dough prepared with caramelized sugar.