Jacksonville's Hole in the Wall Restaurants, Part VI

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Five more "hole in the wall" restaurants to try in Jacksonville.

This picture does not do the food justice...but it is what we ordered.

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Nile Ethiopian Restaurant

I'm torn. The food was enjoyable and it was tasty. I just wish I there was more on my plate. Almost $40 (including tip) for a vegetarian dish of yellow lentils (less than a cup) and a lamb dish with no more than 2 ounces of lamb (the meat was a bit tough) and one delicious samosa (no drinks were ordered). It's been a long time since I had injera and that was a lot of fun to eat with our meal, but I ended up eating way more injera than anyone should, as the main entree was gone in ten bites.

The owner was quick to tell us that their "American" menu options (chicken fingers and such) were to cater to the surrounding neighborhood: mainly, the high school kids down the street. He was kind and sincerely cared about our experience. If you want the real flavors of Ethiopia, let them know to not hold back. They tend to go mild on the flavors, spices and heat because "Jacksonville." We requested additional heat on the side after we received our meals, and that made the entrees even more enjoyable.

If the lunch options are cheaper than their dinner menu, then I'll be going for lunch only. If not, it's going to take a deep longing for Ethiopian to have me back.

6715 Powers Ave Ste 3
Jacksonville, FL 32217
Phone number (904) 731-0005

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