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Share an Exotic Experience with your Valentine Feb 13 and 14

We invite you and your Valentine to enjoy our signature dishes, designed to share and at special value for Valentines Weekend.  Savor appetizers, a variety of entree dishes and dessert  at $59 for two persons, vegetarian dinner;  $65 for two  persons, meat based dinner.
Reserve or stop in from 5pm to 11pm,  at both Ethiopian Diamond locations, this Saturday and Sunday,  February 13 and 14!


In celebration of Christmas on January 07, we offer a special menu to be shared by two all weekend long, Join us Friday through Sunday, January 08 -10 for dinner, at just $42 in total for two persons.

Latest Collaboration with Chef Almaz


Author Casey Barber and Chef Almaz created a cross cultural collection of Ethiopian/Eastern European recipes, which will soon be on line as a video.

Meanwhile, Casey's recently launched book, "Pierogi Love" is now available at Ethiopian Diamond, signed by the author, in a limited edition number. Pick up yours when you next dine at our 6120 N Broadway location.

Check out how to make pierogis here

See recipes from the video here

Check out our shop for ingredients here



Dine to the jazz standards and pop tunes of JB and Friends Trio, along with renowned guest vocalist Steve Frazier every Friday and Saturday evenings from 6:30pm to 9:30pm, at our Clark Street location, 7537 N. Clark Street, with our complements!

Chef Almaz as Mixologist---Taste the difference in our cocktails!

Since last season, chef/owner Almaz has taken the opportunity to add "mixologist" to her list of culinary skills. Using traditional Ethiopian ingredients, she infuses her cocktails and libations with tastes of the exotic.

Recently served: Smoky Nile, tea infused stout for a smoky bourbon taste in a dark beer. Now at the bar and in our outdoor cafe: Signature Bloody Mary with berbere spice

Try our full line of specialty cocktails including Ethiopian Sunrise and Sunset, and many more...


Enjoy the vibe of Malik and his band who play it all from jazz to pop to easy listening oldies,
7pm to 10pm on Saturdays, 6120 N Broadway,


Join your friends on our Diamond Sidewalk Cafe,
6120 N Broadway location, for a light bite meal or drink.
Open every day that the weather is fine.

Enjoy Your Own Autographed Book from our Author Series
"Drawn from Water"

Limited edition books from author Dina Elenbogen's recent launch and book reading at Ethiopian Diamond are available at our Broadway location for just $15, signed.

Enjoy a Taste of the Tropics in Chicago with our Tropical Cocktail Trio

Savor the bliss of our specialty sun soaked cocktails:
Ethiopian Sunrise: splashes of pineapple juice, orange juice with gin.
Ethiopian Sunset: brandy cocktail with a dash of bitters.
Ethiopian Midnight; our own freshly roasted coffee with brandy, served flaming!
Served with flair everyday til Winter thaws, at both of our locations for just $8.

Books Over Brunch: Get Your Own Signed Book, While Supplies Last



Brush Strokes For Little Folks is now available in limited quantities at our 6120 N Broadway location, for just $8.

Are You In On Chef Secrets?

Kelan Phil Cohran, internationally acclaimed jazz musician and composer performs this last Friday of February and alternate Fridays in March at our Broadway location. Enjoy his inspired original music from 7pm to 10pm at no charge while you dine with us on February 27, March 14 and 22, Cohran's albums are few and far between and much sought after. We have his latest, Meditations, personally signed, for just $7. For more, listen here


Savor the special spices of Ethiopia, including our famed spiced tea blend, for just 10 cents per cup! Our 3 oz jars make 100 servings for just $10 on promotion now, Broadway location,

We also offer our spices, coffee and more in gift baskets, all wrapped up and ready for gift giving--just $25 to $50.

Experience exotic elegance at Ethiopian Diamond, in the heart of Edgewater, Chef/Owner Almaz Yigizaw welcomes you to her namesake restaurant (Almaz means damond in Amharic) known for its extensive,menu of authentic, Ethiopian dishes for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, all served in a comfortable, yet hip and inviting setting.

Ground cinnamon, cloves, ginger and turmeric grace these flavorful dishes, oaired with traditional injera-- soft flatbreads that you use to scoop up each tasty morsel. The menu is naturally gluten free, reflecting a cuisine noted as one of the world's most ancient and healthy. Extensive bar list and in house made mead along with ceremonial coffee round out each meal. All is designed to be shared and savored.

New in Edgewater: our private room for your own events;
Friday night live music, no cover, 7pm to 10pm

Clark Street Location: Sunday Brunch Buffet, 10:30am to 3pm--authentic array of more than a dozen Ethiopian specialties with additional tasty dishes that change every week--an exotic experience to savor! $13.95 for buffet; $16 including Diamond Bloody Mary or Ethiopian Beer

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Ethiopian Diamond Locations and Hours

6120 N Broadway, Edgewater, Chicago 773 338 6100
7537 N Clark Street, Rogers Park, Chicago 773 764 2200

Mon - Thurs and Sun 11am to 10:00pm, Fri and Sat 11am to 11:30pm

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What Celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson says
about Ethiopian Diamond

Almaz reveals traditional dishes to Mark DeCarlo, host of
the new Flavorhood program on WTTW, airing this Fall