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Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant

Nairobi Road | Opposite Sakina Supermarket, Arusha, Tanzania
+255 753 621 285
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“injera” (8 reviews)
“tibs” (2 reviews)
“lamb” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Nairobi Road | Opposite Sakina Supermarket, Arusha, Tanzania
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1 - 10 of 39 reviews

Reviewed 12 May 2017

We chose the combination meal to share so that we could try more dishes, added a portion of cheese. Great choice of beef stew, chicken stew and lentils. The flavours and spicing were superb. I'll return if only to have the beef stew all to...More

1  Thank Marmitefan58
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Although far smaller than his rival "Spices and Herbs", Abyssinia is slightly cheaper and offers a very relaxed and cozy environment. It has some traditional Ethiopian seats and tables to fully enjoy the meals with injeera in the Ethiopian way. Note that it has moved...More

Thank Desperate O
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Since I moved to Arusha i have visited the Abyssinia restaurant twice and I loved the food both times. I will definitely be back for more :) The restaurant is located a bit away from the main streets, but you will find it using googlemaps....More

Thank Ariane S
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Ethiopian is a favorite food genre of ours. We were excited to try Abyssinia in Arusha. The food was exceptional and the Ethiopian flavours burst off our tongues. Deep rich bere bere and nutty buttery smooth sauces left us feeling completely satisfied. Got to be...More

Thank Sinethembaful
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Abyssinia is home to the best Ethiopian food in Arusha. Run by amazing staff, I am super impressed with how good the food was especially because I am pretty picky when it comes to Ethiopian. The tej is also amazing (honey wine).

Thank Hannah K
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

This family-run restaurant is set away from the mania of the city. We could not have enjoyed ourselves more. The setting was tranquil, homely. The service was incredible and the food was delicious. They import a lot of their ingredients from Ethiopia and take great...More

Thank Bemo82
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

As a local resident of Arusha I have visited the majority of restaurants in Arusha that are here on tripadvisor. Abyssinia is by far the best! The food is amazing- You must try the tibs special, homemade cheese and the tej (honey wine). The location...More

Thank livreynoldson
Reviewed 7 November 2016

the cuisine is excellent and authentic Ethiopian food. good ambience and very courteous personalised service.

Thank nravji
Reviewed 11 October 2016

First time eating Ethiopian food, we couldn't believe how wonderful it was! My husband had eaten here on a previous trip to Nairobi and insisted that our two daughters and I come on his next visit. The restaurant itself is nothing fancy, but the food....awesome!!...More

Thank tamarab344
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I have been to this restaurant several times and my experience has always been consistently amazing. It is authentic Ethiopian meal which you find. In the past, the restaurant was located in Sakina area, very difficult to access. Now, the restaurant has moved to the...More

Thank zelju2000
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nairobi Road | Opposite Sakina Supermarket, Arusha, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Arusha Region  >  Arusha
  • Phone Number: +255 753 621 285
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