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Aksum Cafe

4630 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143-6608
+1 267-275-8195
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“lamb shank” (6 reviews)
“calamari” (6 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
4630 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143-6608
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

It's Ok. The staff was friendly and helpful, they cared about our business and experience. I had the crab soup/bisque, too salty but tasty. The lamb chops were good, but would have preferred a mint sauce. Lemon chicken was a tad too lemony. The deserts...More

Thank Jon N
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Visited Aksum twice within a week for dinner after work with colleagues. First visit, the place was very crowded, but we were seated right away and service did not suffer. I had the beet salad on both occasions and it was excellent. Lamb shank was...More

Thank J_Mas_63
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We needed a restaurant close to the Mann Center and chose Aksum based on reviews. So glad we did. What a wonderful meal and very attentive and friendly wait staff. We will be back!

Thank lukelives
Reviewed 2 June 2017

As a content suburbanite, I hardly ever get into the city for a meal. However, my friends who live there invited me to visit and walk to Aksum for dinner. First of all, the walk through the neighborhood was nice, because it is filled with...More

Thank Jeanne A
Reviewed 5 May 2017

My wife and I enjoyed dinner at Aksum while visiting Philly. We ordered one entree (Rosemary Chicken) and two tapas (Roasted Beet Salad and Fried Calamari). Each of the dishes was delicious and very interesting. The calamari were sauteed, with a spicy tomato based sauce....More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 9 January 2017

An upscale but very congenial neighborhood BYO in West Philadelphia with good, affordable food -- the lamb and seafood entrees are outstanding. Vegetable sides tend to be overdressed (e.g. Brussels sprouts with way too much bacon), but there's a good array of appetizers. Also a...More

Thank batur2016
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Aksum is a great BYOB. You can't go wrong with their brunch. It's a cool neighborhood vibe with lots of character. Attentive service & nice attention to detail...down to the music playing in the background (loved their Pandora station choice). I'd highly recommend the smoked...More

Thank Angel L
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped here near our B&B and were not disappointed an eggplant appetizer was excellent as were stuffed grape leaves. My wife had duck which was very tasty as was my lamb shank. However both dishes were a bit on the salty side. The service...More

Thank a7263333035
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Excellent dining experience on a day that was not going very well. I ordered the salmon with green beans and it was delicious. I had a window seat separate from the crowd and it was an excellent experience. The wait staff was great also.

Thank neversaycant1
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit to Aksum. This time we brought family from Florida. It was a beautiful night and the windows were open. We love the location and the people watching as well. Our party of nine shared three delicious appetizers, calamari, hummus and...More

Thank miriamWynnewoodPA
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27 December 2016|
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Response from neversaycant1 | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe there is a place to hang your coat other than the back of your seat. There is street parking available but if that proves difficult there is parking between 47th and 48th and Baltimore avenue.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4630 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143-6608
  • Public Transportation: 34st SEPTA
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 267-275-8195
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