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Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant

229 S 45th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2918
+1 215-387-2424
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good42%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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“injera” (7 reviews)
“meat combo” (2 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian
229 S 45th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2918
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

We were a party of five and ordered the meat and fish platters aka "combinations" plus a fish dish and the Doro Wot. Of the four, the Doro Wot was the least delicious but still tasty. One of us felt that it wasn't enough food,...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 29 September 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We shared chicken, beef, and the vegetarian combination. Plenty of food and all delicious.

Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Our first, closest choice, was closed, but we found Abyssinia open and ready to rock at 5PM. This is a local spot, street parking, corner location. It's not too up to date, but that would probably drive prices up so it's a wash. It's fine....More

Thank livinintha
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Before my girl and I went to eat here I was curious about whether or not Abyssinia had anything to do with the speakeasy found just above. Well let me clear things up. Abyssinia is a dive bar in west philly with great Ethiopian food...More

2  Thank Jamie O
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

The food was great. It brought back so many memories for my sister and me. This place is a must to come visit. They have great Ethiopian food.

Thank Martine M
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Can't beat the tasty Veggie and meat combos with dried beef tips - fresh Teff Injera included. For about $10 per person, you can eat your fill of yummy slightly spicy Dishes. The decor isn't anything to write home about and the service is ok....More

Thank Jenna P
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Our oldest son took us to this restaurant as we like to try new foods and get a feel of another culture. We ordered some of the foods to share so we could try more flavors of these dishes. I like the awesome bread and...More

Thank Gene P
Reviewed 15 March 2016

I experienced Abyssinia this past weekend with friends. Cute restaurant in a rowhouse in Philadelphia. You walked upstairs to reach the restaurant. The food was interesting and although I didnt care for the 'bread', my friends loved it. The lamb and rice was amazing. Service...More

Thank devilish_patsy
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Background: On an unexpected trip to Philadelphia, locals recommended this restaurant. It was a just little bit farther than the Baltimore Street Strip. Verdict: Don't judge a book by its cover! This is authentic Ethiopian food, just like the kind we used to enjoy in...More

Thank GlobalVillage
Reviewed 9 September 2015

I love Ethiopian food but this was only ok. The service was fine for what the restaurant was but the food was oddly bland. The injera was not the worst but it was too thin and not spongy enough.

Thank emma0003
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 S 45th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2918
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > University City
  • Neighbourhood: University City
  • Phone Number: +1 215-387-2424
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