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Abyssinian Maritim Ethiopian Traditional Restaurant

Vuga Round about, Next to High Court, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 1682, Tanzania
+255 772 940 556
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“injera” (26 reviews)
“tibs” (5 reviews)
“bread” (16 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Vuga Round about, Next to High Court, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 1682, Tanzania
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We waited for 1h15 to get a steak and a vegetarian dish, although there were only 2 occupied tables. Plus the food was not fresh nor good. Avoid it.

Thank eliandric
Reviewed 1 September 2017

If you're in the mood for Ethiopian food, this is a great spot. Excellent service. Spicy savory dishes. And a lovely garden to relax in. Very filling. Note that there is no Wifi.

Thank Poveshom
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We loved our dining experience at this restaurant. Great service and excellent food - plenty for vegetarians and vegans! Lovely dining area with frankincense burning. Definitely a restaurant to visit again.

Thank Wendy G
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Abyssinian is hands down our favourite restaurant in Stonetown! The food is delicious every time we visit and the garden patio is a perfect shady escape from the hustle and bustle of the busy Zanzibarian streets. Being vegan, I've always found an abundance of delicious...More

Thank Renata R
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I always wanted to eat injara and this was my first time. Food is really delicious and makes you feel full afterwards. Staff are very nice and helpful, serving time is not so fast but not so long either (stone town fast...). They serve alcohol....More

Thank LevyShahar
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Terrible service, long (1:45 hour) wait for food, got to watch a slow moving RAT emerge from the kitchen to eat scraps in the dining area, and finally under cooked chicken. This place seems to thrive on the fact the most patrons are one time...More

1  Thank srwpowell
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Went here for my first try of Ethiopian food with my daughter. She recommended we try a vegetarian combo (we had #2). The food was absolutely awesome! Plenty of it as well, we were stuffed. We were the only ones there at 6 for dinner...More

Thank Kerstin H
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

I have tried a lot of authentic Ethiopian food and this place is 100% up there with the best. I am unsure why people complain of price when I believe you get what you pay for and what you get is a fantastic dining experience....More

Thank Emily M
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We went there because we wanted to try their bread made of teff. Sadly they didn't have it. A nice women welcomed us, and the location was nice. We ordered a combination dish with chicken, beef and lamb. It was ok, nothing special. A little...More

Thank Kristina H
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Way over priced for the mediocre food served here. The Injera is not tasty. Have had Ethiopian food before and this is not my favorite.

Thank 608annsalem
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vuga Round about, Next to High Court, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 1682, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 772 940 556
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