As a cornerstone of the vibrant Uptown neighborhood, Demera Ethiopian Restaurant has been sharing Ethiopia’s rich flavors and traditions with Chicago since 2007. Known for its commitment to fresh, high-quality, and authentic ingredients, Demera quickly ascended to both popularity and prestige, earning accolades from local and national publications alike. This beloved institution has not only become one of Chicago’s favorite Ethiopian spots, but it’s also a proud pillar of the city’s Ethiopian-American community. Whether it’s a first-time visitor or a long-time patron, guests are invariably charmed by the restaurant’s exciting flavors, excellent service, and the unique experience of communal, “family-style” hand-eaten meals that foster a shared dining experience like no other.
The heartbeat of Demera is Chef and Owner Tigist Reda, who brings with her the secrets of traditional Ethiopian cuisine she learned from the elder women in her family. Born and raised in Ethiopia, Reda has been a resident of Chicago for over 20 years, and her passion for entertaining guests and sharing her family’s culture has translated beautifully into her restaurant. She is also known for her philanthropic efforts, having launched a non-profit program in 2021 to support Hope 4 Tigray Women, a cause close to her heart. Demera, located at 4801 N. Broadway Street, invites Chicago residents and visitors to savor its vibrant flavors and embrace the warm hospitality inherent to Ethiopian culture. www.demerachicago.com