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Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant

229 S 45th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2918
+1 215-387-2424
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good42%
  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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“injera” (5 reviews)
“dive bar” (2 reviews)
“flavors” (4 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian
229 S 45th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2918
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Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Before my girl and I went to eat here I was curious about whether or not Abyssinia had anything to do with the speakeasy found just above. Well let me clear things up. Abyssinia is a dive bar in west philly with great Ethiopian food...More

Thank Jamie O
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

The food was great. It brought back so many memories for my sister and me. This place is a must to come visit. They have great Ethiopian food.

Thank Martine M
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Can't beat the tasty Veggie and meat combos with dried beef tips - fresh Teff Injera included. For about $10 per person, you can eat your fill of yummy slightly spicy Dishes. The decor isn't anything to write home about and the service is ok....More

Thank Jenna P
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Our oldest son took us to this restaurant as we like to try new foods and get a feel of another culture. We ordered some of the foods to share so we could try more flavors of these dishes. I like the awesome bread and...More

Thank Gene P
Reviewed 15 March 2016

I experienced Abyssinia this past weekend with friends. Cute restaurant in a rowhouse in Philadelphia. You walked upstairs to reach the restaurant. The food was interesting and although I didnt care for the 'bread', my friends loved it. The lamb and rice was amazing. Service...More

Thank devilish_patsy
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Background: On an unexpected trip to Philadelphia, locals recommended this restaurant. It was a just little bit farther than the Baltimore Street Strip. Verdict: Don't judge a book by its cover! This is authentic Ethiopian food, just like the kind we used to enjoy in...More

Thank GlobalVillage
Reviewed 10 September 2015

I love Ethiopian food but this was only ok. The service was fine for what the restaurant was but the food was oddly bland. The injera was not the worst but it was too thin and not spongy enough.

Thank emma0003
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Solid choice, and combination platters are a great way to sample several dishes. Service always seems to be slow -- a characteristic that seems typical of most Ethiopian restaurants in the area. Probably a combination of insufficient wait staff and busy kitchen. Nevertheless, server was...More

Thank larrybard
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Our family eats here about once a month, and it is very family friendly. Food served family style on one large plate in the center and you eat with your hands, which our children enjoy. Excellent Yebeg and Doro wot and Tibs. There is a...More

Thank DrStephenHunt
Reviewed 2 October 2014

If you have never had ethiopian food, its a fun adventure you should try. This place is certainly affordable ($12 per person for a mixed plate in which you try 6 things), but the flavors are not as big and distinct as they could be....More

Thank PelleasPhiladelphia
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Lunch, Dinner
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Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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10:00 - 00:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 S 45th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2918
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > University City
  • Neighbourhood: University City
  • Phone Number: +1 215-387-2424
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