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African, Ethiopian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 9 February 2020 via mobile

Impossible to find with a local driver. The map doesn't show the right place and the directions Don t match with a restaurant. Very bad. Experience.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 18 November 2019

Really Delicious Ethiopian food.. the staffs are always helpful in suggesting food combination. I enjoy the place, food and their services!!

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 6 November 2019

Nice food juice, good customer care and price i enjoy it i will ame again with a lot of friend to try your food again,

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 11 March 2019 via mobile

The restaurant has good outdoor eating areas and you will be well welcomed. The menu offers a very good choice of meat, vegetable and dahl dishes. For the Westerners not used to it, you will be brought warm water and soap to wash your hands...and this is important. the experience starts when the food is served. A large tray with a sort of light pancake is brought along with the bowls of food you have ordered. The bowls are up-ended on the pancake and then you rip up the (savoury) cake to eat the food with your fingers. It’s communal and for friends and tastes so much better this way. We had a chicken dish, beef dish and Dahl dish and each one was superb! Add to that the prices are very affordable so backpackers dont be shy! Awesome all overMore

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 9 February 2019 via mobile

We went to dinner here, it was our first time eating Ethiopian food. Our server was very helpful. She recommended a goat dish for me that was very tasty, and not too spicy. My husband had a beef dish that was spicy, also very good....The bread served with the meal was different from anything I've tasted but very good. The meal is eaten with your hands. They brought warm water to our table before & after. I felt awkward not knowing their customs but our server made me feel very welcomed & relaxed. The seating is outside ( or in) the garden area is peaceful & beautiful. A local recommend this restaurant and I'm glad we went. Highly recommended, a great experience.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 9 January 2019

The menu is extensive and the variety and taste of the dishes are incredible. Large amount of options for meat eaters as well as vegetarians. So delicious. If you want it really spicy just ask and they will customize to your tastes. It was an...absolute please to eat here and I will come back many more times that is assured.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend for authentic Ethiopian cuisine for both meat and veggie lovers and we have experienced food in Addis Ababa! Friends really enjoyed the wine and we enjoyed Tanzanian beer. Be prepared to wait for your food to arrive but its worth it. Perfect slow...enjoyable food experience!More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

We tried 1 hour to search it!!! We had 2 taxi drivers and we also tried calling them. We heard from several people that they moved so the info from TA are not updated. Im really dissapointed since we also paid taxi to go there....We chose another ethiop.restaurant: spices& herbsMore

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Friendly service, clean restaurant ( including bathrooms) , delicious food. Really nothing negative to say - we have been coming for years when in Arusha and are never disappointed!

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

Best place to eat and have a good time with friends and family Even got free popcorn with the coffee

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

I visited this place with my friends and had meals. Really good experience with Ethiopian dishes. Service is good.

Date of visit: August 2017
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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Great meal and perfect fantastic service!! Fantastic experinace!: ) Perfect English talking. Cosy and frendly place. I do raccomande! We will be back !!

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

I visited this place for a drink ( fresh juice) when talking with my business partner. Real cozy and fantastic service from the staff . Our talk took longer than the original plan so we decided to order some lunch which real good. Will be...back .More

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

I just called this restaurant to book a dinner for 13 people and the lady on the phone was very impolite from the beginning. When I then asked if we could order in advance and asked her to choose a few plates from the menu...for us, which all restaurants will be happy to do, she started shouting at me without even letting me finish my sentence with my request so she did not even know what I wanted exactly. She even told me at the end of the call to go and book with another restaurant. Extremely disappointing customer service. But I am not surprised, the first time I went there with a small group customer service wasn't great eitherMore

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

You feel you are in Ethiopia when you dine in this restaurant. The owner is an Ethiopian diaspora from the US, and he has settled in Arusha. He has perfected the Ethiopian dining experience in Arusha with the food genuinely Ethiopian and a wide range...to choose from. I have been informed that the restaurant offers great pizza for those who wish to opt out of Ethiopian food temporarily.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4