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Abyssinia Restaurant

1657 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-4547
+1 585-262-3910
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Overview
  • Excellent46%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“injera” (7 reviews)
“red lentils” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (5 reviews)
Closed
1:30 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
CUISINES
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1657 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-4547
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1 - 10 of 36 reviews

Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

We went early on a Friday evening. We were the only customers, so of course we received immediate and very friendly service. We ordered the #1 special for two. The meal was loaded with a different flavor with each bite. Good food, very reasonable prices....More

Thank Denisjsr
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This restaurant gives PLENTY of injera. Sometimes when we go to Ethiopian restaurants we have to ask (and then pay) for more injera. Not at Abyssinia! Both my fiance and I had each gotten the veggie plates. Carrots+ cabbage, red lentils, and collards were on...More

Thank Attila_The_Hutt
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Been here a few times when in Rochester to visit my daughter's family. Excellent food and service. Very nice staff.

Thank RICHARD Z
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We were in Rochester for a college graduation , and we wanted to celebrate diversity. Abissinia is an Ethiopian restaurant with great food, nice service and reasonable price.

Thank N9919JBpetera
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Visited Abyssinia again after a long absence. I had the Beyaynet'u, which is a combination of 5 vegetarian items. All of the items were very tasty and fresh. I really enjoy the unique flavors and spices. The best dishes were the Messir We't (berbera spiced...More

Thank cemclellan
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

While only my second Ethiopian food experience ever, I chose to go solo while on a business trip to Rochester. I ordered the Abyssinian Special III for one, which had delicious lamb, chicken, and raw spiced beef, plus vegetable dishes in one platter for $14....More

Thank Todd E
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We go to this place as often as we can. We used to visit them in their old location near Scio St, and then patiently waited as they closed down and prepared to move to their new location in the Mt Hope Plaza. The food...More

Thank amyzuks
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Abyssinia is in a strip mall - like so many other small, privately owned eateries. The food is absolutely authentic, with the only exceptions on the concise menu being the beer selection and soft drinks. The food descriptions don't really help much, but asking the...More

Thank revrpb619
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

We ate here with 3 kids and 2 adults and really enjoyed it. We all shared a vegetarian sampler, enough for 3 adults, and it was delicious and plentiful. Kids each had their favorite and all of them loved the injera bread. Staff was friendly...More

Thank Baltmomof2
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Abyssinia Restaurant was always considered the best Ethiopian Restaurant in Rochester. However, for many years, it was in an out-of-the way corner of Rochester. It closed at that location, and opened up about a year later in a very convenient location. (A mall on Mt....More

Thank Herman M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
1:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
1:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1657 Mount Hope Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-4547 (Formerly Abyssnia Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-262-3910
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