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The Abyssinian

277 Racecourse Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3031, Australia
+61 3 9376 8754
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good40%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“injera” (13 reviews)
“mixed platter” (7 reviews)
“flat bread” (7 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
277 Racecourse Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3031, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My son is obsessed with all-things-African and wanted to celebrate his birthday at a Nigerian restaurant. Well, we couldn't find one, so settled for Ethiopian at The Abyssinian and we are very glad we did! When the large platter was placed in the middle of...More

Thank dazman_family
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my first time visiting African restaurant. We had the sharing platter which is pretty standard at this restaurant. The platter contained about 7 different items from lamb, chicken to fish and lentils. Flavors were good and spicy. Overall I am happy to come...More

Thank Farshad Y
Reviewed 15 April 2018

This little place is a wonderful way to get to know a new cuisine. The tasting platters are spectacular. They serve up a wide variety of dishes - more than you can eat - and will happily tell you more about the food. The wine...More

1  Thank adnilelag
Reviewed 12 April 2018

A fiest experience and a good one. A busy place even mid week and I know the reason - Lovely food and good service - It would be very easy to over order here but you cant go wrong if you oder the tasting plate...More

Thank themudgeerambler
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

I found the chef platter wonderful. I added fish to the vegan option . It was surprising but fun to eat with my hand. The atmosphere is very warm and friendly. Would definitely recommend !

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Reviewed 26 February 2018

We had a great time here a couple of weeks ago. Ordered the mixed platter for two people and a bottle of wine. Ended up being plenty of food, and enjoyed the experience of just sitting and "grazing" on the food while we chatted and...More

Thank Brendan L
Reviewed 29 January 2018

The Abyssinian gets good reviews, and when we sat at our table and felt the energy of the place it seemed that the reviews were well deserved. My husband and I chose the vegetarian platter, which involves a selection of dips, vegetables, fermented cabbage, and...More

Thank Lolita16
Reviewed 24 January 2018 via mobile

amazing food and fantastic tastes to sample, clean, friendly staff, would recommend, good value and we all enjoyed! 👍🏻

Thank vmak12
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Really fun place to eat. got the big plate with traditional pancakes/bread and about 9 different dishes. Was so yummy and a real experience to eat. tried several local beers. This is a must do place to have a feed in Melbourne.

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 24 December 2017

We found this place when we were on the search for dinner. The place was busy and we wandered in to enquire about getting dinner even though it was late. We were given a table and the waiter gave us some good guidance on the...More

Thank Rosemarie L
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karen l
20 December 2017|
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Response from mitchellt1967 | Reviewed this property |
My understanding is that injera bread is gluten free... I would suggest asking the restaurant directly.
karen l
24 March 2017|
Response from Kiwitraveller502011 | Reviewed this property |
Yes but they can do gluten free if you order ahead.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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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