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“Great authentic food!”
Review of Abyssinia

Abyssinia
Ranked #293 of 1,194 Restaurants in Brighton
Price range: US$5 - US$14
Description: The first of its kind in Brighton, Abyssinia brings you traditional Ethiopian food, authentically prepared with fresh ingredients. Our menu consists of spicy beef and chicken dishes and includes a variety of vegetarian and vegan options, ranging from milder tastes to extremely hot flavours.
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Description: The first of its kind in Brighton, Abyssinia brings you traditional Ethiopian food, authentically prepared with fresh ingredients. Our menu consists of spicy beef and chicken dishes and includes a variety of vegetarian and vegan options, ranging from milder tastes to extremely hot flavours.
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

I am at Abyssinia regularly and always coming out very satisfied. Love Ethiopian food! If you want to eat authentic great tasting food this place is for you. Nothing else matters.

Thank Kinga S
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

My friends and I love Abyssinia and have visited a few times since it opened. The food is fantastic, and the vegetarian dishes are just as tasty as the meat. Food comes as portions of delicious stews and curries that are served onto a big pancake (injera - ask in advance for the teff flour version for an even more delicious experience), on a tray in the middle of the table. Ethiopian food is uniquely delicious, and an exciting treat to experience for the first time. Seasoned eaters of Ethiopian dishes will know this food is top quality, and will keep going back for more! The restaurant is traditional, and cosy. Every time I go, some little change has been made - flowers on the tables, great Ethiopian beer, so they're obviously going from strength to strength. We're so lucky to have this great little place in our neighbourhood. Lovely people working there, too.

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1  Thank Arth D
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

This place is great, and it's so nice to see international food delivered authentically rather than totally twisted for Western tastes. I have spent time in Ethiopia and the whole experience matches what I would look for there. I really have to suggest that the negative reviews below just don't get it.

At Abyssinia they are not trying to be fine dining, if you're looking for that this is not for you. However, if you're looking for something simple and authentically Ethiopian or just to try something refreshingly different, check it out.

Here's hoping this place is a success and shows there is demand for authentic international food.

Thank C1520SBporlc
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Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

We had heard good things about this restaurant and were keen to try something new. The decor is stripped back kitsch with some unusual items hanging on the walls. The furniture all matches and is the kind that you might find at a French-speaking cafe at a British ferry port. The floor is a kind of dried bitumen throughout. We were not greeted by any member of staff and took a seat. After a couple of minutes a waiter popped his head up over the counter and came over with menus. He was very affable and brought over glasses for the wine we'd brought with us. We asked for recommendations and he picked out two dishes which he described as 'okay' and 'quite good'. As it turned out these were fair descriptions. The food arrived in the shape of a large platter with a spongy kind of pancake and the waiter tipped the lamb into the centre. You have to tear the pancake and scoop up the food with it. The lamb was quite tasty without being anything you would recommend and the beef was very chewy and bland. The whole meal came to around £30 including corkage. Oh, and the toilet seat was broken.

Thank UrsaMark
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Reviewed 29 January 2017

I have been waiting for an Ethiopian restaurant to open in Brighton and I was not disappointed! I highly recommend a visit to Abyssinia. Lovely and friendly service and delicious food.

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