Blue Nile Restaurant


707 Gladstone Ave, Ottawa, ON K1R 6X2, Canada

Opens at 11:00 AM

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Start with one of these delicious Ethiopian snacks.

  • Beef Sambusa

    Thin shells hand-wrapped and stuffed with a blend of minced beef, peppers, and herbs.


  • Vegetable Sambusa

    Thin shells hand-wrapped and stuffed with a combination of lentils, onions, peppers, and herbs.


  • House Salad

    Crisp green lettuce topped with green pepper, tomatoes, and onions in an authentic balsamic house dressing.


Vegetarian Main Dishes

Try one of these vegetarian main dishes.

  • Fasolia (Green Bean Stew)

    Lightly spiced string beans with carrots and potatoes.


  • Yemisir Wot (Red Lentil Stew)

    Pureed, split, red lentils simmered in Blue Nile’s own spicy berbere sauce.


  • Yater Kik (Split Pea Stew)

    Steamed peas with onions, seasoned with garlic and ginger.


  • Atakilt Wot (Cabbage Stew)

    Boiled, chopped cabbage, sliced carrots, and potato chunks, simmered with onions, garlic, ginger, and vegetable oil.


  • Shuro Wot (Chickpea Stew)

    Roasted and powdered chickpeas (shuro), simmered in a unique, hot and spicy berbere sauce with vegetable oil.


  • Vegetarian Combination Platter

    This plate offers an opportunity to sample many vegetarian dishes. It contains yemisir wot, fosolia, atakilt wot, shuro wot, and house salad.


Main Dishes with Beef

These main course dishes are made with tender beef and served on an Ethiopian Injera bread.

  • Alicha Wot (Mild Beef Stew)

    Chopped lean beef cooked in mild sauce and purified herb butter.


  • Tibese Wot (Spicy Beef Stew)

    Stew with lean chopped beef simmered in a hot and thick berbere sauce and purified herb butter, with exotic spices added.


  • Minchet Abish (Ground Beef Stew)

    Hot and spicy ground beef stew simmered in a spicy berbere sauce and purified herbed butter, with exotic spices added.


  • Gomen Besiga (Stew with Collared Greens)

    Cooked lamb with collared greens, herbed butter, garlic, ginger, onions, and green peppers.


  • Zilzzl Tibbs (Strip Beef)

    Strips of tender lean beef sautéed with homemade awaze hot sauce, peppers, onions, and herbs.


  • Tibbs (Beef with Vegetables)

    Succulent pieces of tender, lean beef sauteed in butter and seasoned with onions, green pepper, tomato, and rosemary. Served juicy or dry.


  • Kitffo (Beef Tartare)

    Freshly minced, lean beef mixed with butter and mitmita spices. Kitffo is traditionally served raw like steak tartare, or very rare. The butter has...


  • Kitffo Dulet (Beef Tartare with Vegetables)

    Freshly minced, lean beef mixed with butter and mitmita spices, onions and green peppers.


  • Kitffo Special (Special Tartare)

    This kitffo is served with goman (dried kale) and homemade cheese (Iybe).


  • Gored-Gored (Cubed Beef)

    Lean cubed beef simmered in a blend of red peppers and herbed butter. Gored-gored is served raw or rare, with awaze sauce.


  • Qurt (Steak Tartare)

    Selected lean raw beef served with awaze sauce and mitmita spices. (Ethiopian steak tartar).


  • Beef Combination Platter

    Sample a selection of cooked beef dishes. This platter comes with tibese wot, alicha wot, minchet abish, and gomen besiga.


Main Dishes with Lamb

These Ethiopian classics feature lamb as their main ingredient. They are served on a large piece of Injera bread.

  • Ye-beg Tibbs (Lamb with Vegetables)

    Succulent pieces of fresh lamb sauteed in butter and seasoned with onions, green peppers, tomatoes, and rosemary. Served juicy or dry.


  • Dulet (Tripe Stew)

    Chopped red meat, tripe, and liver seasoned with purified herb butter, spiced chili powder (mitmita). Served raw, mild, or well done.


Main Dishes with Poultry

These main courses use chicken as a protein. They are served on a piece of authentic Injera bread.

  • Ye-Doro Wot (Chicken Stew)

    A chicken drumstick or thigh, cooked tender in hot and thick red pepper onions, garlic, ginger, and purified butter sauce. Served with a hard boiled...


  • Blue Nile Combination Platter

    This combination plate comes with ye-doro wot, alicha wot, minchet wot, yater kik, yemisir wot, cabbage, and green lentils.



Add extra sides to your order.

  • Injera Bread

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  • Extra Sauce

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Complete your meal with a beverage.

  • Soft Drinks (355 ml)

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  • Juices (450 ml)

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  • Smoothies

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  • Bottled Water (500 ml)

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