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Serves meat, vegan options available. Ethiopian and east African food. Has around 15 vegetable-based dishes with greens, potatoes, legumes A combination plate for 2 people come with 4 different dishes. Offers Ethiopian coffee ceremony. Open Mon-Sun 5:00pm-10:00pm.

Categories: Ethiopian, African, Non-veg

5 Reviews

First Review by Maiskeks

Ethiopian Feast - dinner made simple - Edit

They have a large menu with various vegan options, but it was so easy to order “the vegan platter for 2” and out came plenty of injera (flat bread), 4 veggie dishes (okra, spinach, squash, lentils) and a potato and green bean mix too. Dju Dju beer served in a bowl was fun but not my favorite drink, wouldn’t order that again.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, So simple if you get the platter!

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Delicious! - Edit

Serves various vegan options, all of them delicious. Usually served as a large plate of mixed dishes with traditional Ethiopian bread. The staff will explain you what is in every dish and which of them are hot/spicy.
If you are lucky, you can witness a traditional coffee ceremony including roasting, brewing and serving.
The staff is super friendly and helpful, and will also explain how to eat the food. (Pick the dish up with the bread. forks/knives are also available.) The place is small but cozy, you can sit outside (street side).
I advise anyone to book a table at least one day in advance.

Pros: Delicious , Coffee Ceremony, Nice staff

Cons: Usually full of people, sometimes long waits, restrooms are not barrier-free :(

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A nice find - Edit

A friend I was visiting in the city took me to this restaurant. It was a real find and wasn't initially listed on Happy Cow so I got it listed. Really helpful server who explained to me the role of veganism in the Ethiopian diet. Food was tasty and filling. There are not many options in this city so this is a good place to go I'd say.

Pros: Vegan aware, Good price, Delicious

Cons: Serves meat

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Prime address in town - Edit

I've been there a couple of times and have always been excited. The Abessina serves inexpensive plates with different incredibly tasty vegan dishes. You usually eat them with injera (Ethiopian flatbread), couscous and rice. I would also recommend the different fruit flavored beers which are served in a bowl. Also the staff is really friendly and makes you feel welcome and home. It's a pitty they serve meat, because I would really like to give a rating of 5.

Pros: Dishes, Price, Staff

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Highly recommended - Edit

Tasty vegan meals (for example plates combining different meals that you can share with several persons, not expensive), nice atmosphere,really friendly staff - perfect!

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