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Cafe Abyssinia

Shop 6 190 Stoddard Road | Mt Roskill, Auckland 1041, New Zealand
+64 9-620 5599
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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African, Ethiopian, Cafe
Shop 6 190 Stoddard Road | Mt Roskill, Auckland 1041, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice food surprises do really happen. Someone told us about this little Ethiopian restaurant some months ago but it was not until we accidentally ended up in the neighbourhood that we decided to give it a try. I can tell for sure it was a...More

1  Thank Guillermo M
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I have never tried food from this region of the world. I wasn't sure what to expect. What i got was greatness on some kind of metal plate. So great that as far as my tastebuds are concerned, all other cuisines will now be considered...More

Thank hey l
Reviewed 14 September 2016

It was an interesting experience eating at Cafe Abyssinia. It was quite quiet when we went, so the atmosphere was what you made of it and your company. We had made a booking a few days before, and were shown to a table, left to...More

Thank gatekepa
Reviewed 6 August 2016

The location might not be ideal - far from the center and inside a soulless mini commercial building. But it is a true gem. An absolutely wonderful little restaurant with food to die for. It's one of the most unique culinary experiences in New Zealand...More

1  Thank JohnFowles
Reviewed 26 February 2016

I'd never had the pleasure of savouring Ethiopian food before and what a pleasure it was! Friends travel from the other side of Auckland to dine here and invited us along. We were greeted so warmly on arrival. The dining area is light and colourful,...More

Thank Luv2C2
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Really great food and service. I really enjoy going to this restaurant. Its family friendly and the food is as close to the real thing as possible. The only differences are the main ingredient teff which is not available in NZ so they have used...More

Thank Yeneghkokebe
Reviewed 4 February 2016

The Injera bread was perfect which is the benchmark for a delicious feast of authentic Ethiopian dining. It is a fermented spongy sourghdough-like bread that is used to eat all of the "stews" The food "stews" (called wot) were uniquely spiced in a way that...More

Thank sparkybr0wn2
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

Great flavors experienced with a friend. Good food, and good service. Would visit again. Quite reasonable prices.

Thank TravellAR8_7
Reviewed 15 January 2016

We lived 6 years in Ethiopia, and this is really authentic stuff! We make a point of eating here whenever we're in Auckland or passing through (We live in Wellington) - that's how much we like the food. We always order the dorowot (chicken wot)...More

Thank Cheng-Metz
Reviewed 8 January 2016

Best meal I've had in New Zealand! Great service and really delicious spicy curries that I want to learn how to make at home. I wish I was back in Auckland because I would eat there at least once a week

Thank Dylan A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
10:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 6 190 Stoddard Road | Mt Roskill, Auckland 1041, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-620 5599