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The Abyssinian

277 Racecourse Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3031, Australia
+61 3 9376 8754
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good42%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“injera” (12 reviews)
“flatbread” (8 reviews)
Open Now
17:30 - 22:00All hours
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
277 Racecourse Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3031, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was my friend turn to pick this time & we drove 30km to try Ethiopia 🇪🇹 food ! Guess what ?! It was fabulous 👍we ordered Goat, lamb, Kangaroo, Chicken, Fava beans & Lentils. We had few Ethiopian beers which was nice ! Overall...More

1  Thank 319cocacola
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten African cuisine before and loved it. This is my first time to The Abyssinian. What can I say? Wow! Authentic feel with delicious food served in amazingly large platters with flat bread. I was with two others. I'm the vegetarian. There aren't overwhelming...More

Thank mitchellt1967
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

I had not had Ethiopian food prior to visiting. It was a really delicious & great experience. If you are open minded about trying new foods, I would highly recommend the Chef's Poultry, Lamb, Fish & Veggie Combination. It's visually interesting & super tasty. Also...More

Thank Punkrocknessmonster
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

The best option for dinner if you're round Brunswick! The staff are friendly and accommodating; the food is really top notch! We tried the chef's platter, vast enough for four; and decided to have seconds, its so good. A big plus is Ethiopian and South...More

Thank DrEpicureo
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Great food with nice flavours, certainly different way to eat, get the platter all food is served on a type of bread. You then rip of some bread and pick up the food with your hands. Loved the chicken and the lamb but others also...More

Thank Jason S
Reviewed 28 May 2017

The Abyssinian was quite packed when we got there as it was a small restaurant with about 10 tables. There wasn't a lot on the menu but the food was quite filling. We had no cutlery so of course, we had to eat with our...More

Thank _alanasweerts
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant, never had Ethiopian cuisine before and love it! All the food was great, and the African beers too. We ll definitely be back..

Thank Baltram_7
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

I have been here many times now and thought I had better write a review as I had another great meal and enjoyable experience taking friends there for the first time. I have always ordered the mixed platter and it is a great way to...More

Thank Sporto_80
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Recommended by a local client, this was a great find. Amazing rich, earthy flavours. Warm happy ambience. Can't wait to go back (if I am ever hungry again!)

Thank Sara G
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Absolute gem of a restaurant the Platter is both a tasty meal and a great way to share your meal with others. The Injera bread is fantastic it's spongey with a slightly sour tangy taste. Be careful there is a lot of food in the...More

Thank Mark W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 277 Racecourse Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3031, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9376 8754
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