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The Abyssinian

277 Racecourse Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3031, Australia
+61 3 9376 8754
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good41%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“injera” (12 reviews)
“flatbread” (7 reviews)
“curries” (6 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
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277 Racecourse Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3031, Australia
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Reviews (67)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food with nice flavours, certainly different way to eat, get the platter all food is served on a type of bread. You then rip of some bread and pick up the food with your hands. Loved the chicken and the lamb but others also...More

Thank Jason S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Abyssinian was quite packed when we got there as it was a small restaurant with about 10 tables. There wasn't a lot on the menu but the food was quite filling. We had no cutlery so of course, we had to eat with our...More

Thank _alanasweerts
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant, never had Ethiopian cuisine before and love it! All the food was great, and the African beers too. We ll definitely be back..

Thank Baltram_7
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

I have been here many times now and thought I had better write a review as I had another great meal and enjoyable experience taking friends there for the first time. I have always ordered the mixed platter and it is a great way to...More

Thank Sporto_80
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Recommended by a local client, this was a great find. Amazing rich, earthy flavours. Warm happy ambience. Can't wait to go back (if I am ever hungry again!)

Thank Sara G
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Absolute gem of a restaurant the Platter is both a tasty meal and a great way to share your meal with others. The Injera bread is fantastic it's spongey with a slightly sour tangy taste. Be careful there is a lot of food in the...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Lovely helpful staff. We ordered three platters to share between three couples. A great way to sample quite a variety of their menu. Interesting selection of beers. All the food was very tasty and varied from quite mild to quite spicy. Service was quick prices...More

Thank S S
Reviewed 12 November 2016

3 of us shared the Chef's platter which was packed with diverse flavours and textures. Take the flat bread (injera) and using fingers fill it with delicately spiced meats, vegetables, lentils and chick peas that pack a zesty punch. Local beers available too, so you...More

Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Been here twice with groups of about 20 people - had their banquet with a big plate shared with 4 people - flat bread with lamb, chicken, goat, fish plus salad. Good atmosphere and owner is very enthusiastic and friendly.

1  Thank Robert B
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Places that you walk away from happy and full. So full. The n-1 rule applies here: If you have 3 people in your group, get the chefs special for 2. Great atmosphere, great food, and staff that are more like friends. Come, eat, enjoy.

3  Thank viva_la_jojo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 277 Racecourse Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3031, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9376 8754
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