• Abessina

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  • White Veg-options
Eritrean, Ethiopian

Serves meat, vegan options available. Ethiopian restaurant, east African food. Menu includes around 15 veg dish, approximately 10 are vegan ones. Offers a combination plate with choice of 4 different dishes for 2 people for around 17 euro. Ethiopian coffee ceremony. Open Mon-Sun 12:00-00:00.

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24 Reviews

First Review by gasman


Points +89

08 Jun 2023

Nach langem mal wieder richtig gut gegessen

Vorab gab es Samorsa und Hummus, und als Hauptgang Timtumo(Linsen). Wir waren länger nicht mehr dort, da das Servicepersonal eine Katastrophe war. Heute haben wir es mal wieder versucht, neues Personal war da und der Herr hat uns auch das Essen gemacht. Hat alles super geklappt und sehr gut geschmeckt.

Pros: Viele vegane Optionen, neues und nettes Personal, leckeres Scharfes Essen

Cons: Manchmal Verständigungsprobleme, einige Angestellten sind lustlos, Langsam



Points +38

05 Apr 2023


Leckeres Essen mit vielen veganen Optionen, der Service könnte jedoch besser sein.


Points +117

12 Oct 2022

Tasty food but expensive

Shared a vegan plate for 4 people which could have been more. You can order more injera for free (so one „rip-off“ from another review can be avoided easily). Service is a bit chaotic

Pros: Tasty food , Vegan plate for sharing , Free injera

Cons: Expensive price per person , Could be more , Chaotic Service


Points +37

04 Sep 2022

Vegan Mixed plate for two is great

From like 7 different dishes, just one was not my taste(spinach), two were pretty spicy.


Points +158

03 Sep 2022

Very tasty

Very good food, but sometimes you need to be a bit patient. Try the vegan plate with several dishes!


Points +16

07 Aug 2022

We received bad treatment from one worker. The rest of the team was nice to us

Bad. A worker, a blond woman, screamed at us and insulted us. We don’t know why. Very uncomfortable and sad situation. The rest of the team was nice with us, maybe a bit ashamed at the situation. The woman first screamed at me because i didn’t understand that she asked me to wait outside, she screamed several times and said things I didn’t understood in German. And when I was going to pay with my partner she spoke out loud to a coworker about how bad she finds us and she made fun of us. we are a queer couple. We will never return there. Sad

Updated from previous review on 2022-08-07

Pros: The rest of the team was nice, The food was nice

Cons: A bit too expensive


Points +75

Mostly Veg
05 Jul 2022

Absolutes must-try

Wahnsinnig leckere vegane Gerichte.
Ich bin mehr als begeistert.
Schönes Ambiente. Netter Service.

Updated from previous review on 2022-07-05

Pros: wahnsinnig lecker , Viele vegane Optionen , Schönes Ambiente


Points +490

31 Dec 2021

Super lecker!

Sehr leckeres Essen! Aber der service ist sehr chaotisch!


Points +42

20 Dec 2021

Traditional African Food

Delicious. Friendly staff.
Love going there each time I think about eating out.
Many vegan options available!!


Points +34

Mostly Veg
25 Sep 2021

Very tasty Ethiopian

Love this place so much. One of my favorite places to go in Kassel. Highly recommend it.

Pros: Vegan options , Family friendly , Nice atmosphere


Points +269

11 Sep 2020

Vielfältig und lecker

Hab dort bisher nur die vegane Platte gegessen, die ich total lecker fand. Gerade, wenn man mit mehreren Leuten da ist, kann ich das sehr empfehlen. Dazu gab es Reis und das typische pfannkuchenartige Brot.
Schade ist allerdings, dass man draußen nur recht ungemütlich an der lauten Straße sitzen kann.


Points +84

07 Mar 2020

Tasty but bad service

As we entered the restaurant there was no one who saw us. We waited at the bar but still no one. Then we went to the table on our own and waited for 15 min, but no waiter or waitress came. Then we got the menu on our own but we had to wait for another 10 minutes until finally a waitress served us. Me and my Meat-eating boyfriend shared the vegan plate for two, it was really good and filling.

Pros: Lots of vegan offers

Cons: Bad service , You have to bring a lot of time


Points +44

19 Nov 2019

Authentisches, Seeehr gutes Essen!

Eins unserer absoluten lieblingsrestaurants in Kassel! Das Essen ist immer extrem lecker! Wer gerne alles einmal probieren möchte, dem empfehle ich die vegane Platte mit einem Mix aller veganen Gerichte! Angenehmes Ambiente und nettes Personal! Immer einen Besuch wert!

Pros: Viele vegane optionen

Cons: Es werden auch nichtvegane Gerichte serviert


Points +51

10 Nov 2019

Extrem zu empfehlen!

Unfassbar leckeres Essen mit einer großen Auswahl an veganen Optionen. Das Personal ist sehr freundlich und das Restaurant ist gemütlich eingerichtet.
Ein Cateringservice ist hier auch möglich und sehr zu empfehlen!
Unbedingt ausprobieren :)!


Points +435

05 Oct 2019

Authentisches & schmackhaftes Speisen

Sehr leckere vegane Speisen mit vielen Angeboten. Besonders empfehlenswert ist die vegane Platte, um alle Gerichte kennen zu lernen. Injera wird kostenfrei nachgereicht - auch Verdauungsschnaps oder Kaffee am späten Abend wird aufs Haus angeboten. Würde behaupten, dass die Menüs sehr authentisch sind, das Lokal ist auch gemütlich eingerichtet mitten in der City. Der Service ist sehr aufmerksam, der Inhaber extrem freundlich! Hier geht man gerne wieder essen.

Pros: Sehr leckeres & gut gewürztes Essen, freundlicher Staff, günstige Preise, bes. die Platten für mehrere

Cons: Wenige „aktuelle“ Getränke


Points +185

18 May 2018

Something Special

We have been there several times. We Always eat the vegan Plate.

Pros: Vegan Plate with all vegan diches, Ouzo for free, Something different


Points +739

27 Dec 2017

tasty vegan dishes

We ordered the vegan plate for two (20 euro) and it was delicous! A huge variety of super tasty main dishes with rice, injera (kind of bread) and salad. I would recommend a reservation, especially in the evening. Fruit beer is also very good and something special :)

Pros: vegan options clearly labeled , variety of cheap vegan dishes, vegan dishes for 2-5 people


Points +74

13 Aug 2017

excellent food and value for money

this is a very busy place, we were lucky we were early as it filled up fast at dinner time. Very nice and helpful staff and a brisk service so we didnt wait long for the food.We shared a vegan platter for two and I had a mango juice. The platter was lovely, 6 different curries, rice and bread. I was totally stuffed afterwards and it was all delicious. If I were in kassel again I would definitely go back there again. The omni friend I was with loved it too.

Pros: excellent food, great value for money, friendly helpful staff


Points +83

01 Aug 2017

Enjoyed the food

We shared the combination of different vegan dishes and liked it. It's not the most authentic Ethiopian restaurant we've been to, but it was definitely nice and not expensive at all for the size of the dish.


Points +1017

25 Jan 2017

Lovely Ethiopian food

Since my girlfriend and I had not known their vegan dishes yet, we went for the mixed platter with a portion of every dish for two people for 20€. This combination was really tasty as every dish savoured differently. Although the service was a bit slow at the beginning, the food arrived quickly. What we did not like were the interior fittings mainly because of the wooden scaffolding with its roof inside the main room.

Pros: Really tasty vegan dishes

Cons: Not completely vegan, Nothing is organic., No interior fittings concept


Points +110

21 Sep 2016


I am a big fan of Abyssinia. I always love to come here and the food, service and drinks are always perfect. You can easily share a plate with friends all vegan if you want and super tasty. Already looking to come back! :)

I would rate this five stars but I can't :/


Points +927

18 Aug 2015

Essen ok, Restaurant oft dreckig

Große Auswahl an veganen Gerichten, sich auch sehr lecker sind. Allerdings ist das Restaurant oft sehr dreckig (z.B. klebige Tische).

Pros: Veganes Essen

Cons: Atmosphäre, Sauberkeit


Points +130

12 Sep 2013

Not without case the home of vegan regulars' table

A great menu with serveral dishes and rice, couscous and an african bread. You can choose between vegan, vegetarian or "normal". For vegans they leave the butter out of the couscous. Because of their religion they be in the know of veganism.
They introduce their dishes very well and are everytime very friendly. The salad dressing is one of the best I've ever tried. Sometimes after meal you get a tea, coffee or ouzo for free.

Pros: very friendly, good value, great taste


Points +37

03 Oct 2010

Ethiopian meals in Germany

Very neat place. Seemed quite popular. We had the combination plate recommended and this was very nice - we hadn't eaten abessinian before. They brought some special food (unordered & free) for our 1yr old - which was a nice touch, and gave us complimentary drinks before we left. The waiter spoke english quite well and was very friendly explaning ingredients etc. Overall, to be recommended.

Pros: Excellent food, Friendly staff, good value

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