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The Abyssinian

277 Racecourse Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3031, Australia
+61 3 9376 8754
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good40%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“flatbread” (8 reviews)
“injera” (12 reviews)
“mixed platter” (5 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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277 Racecourse Rd, Melbourne, Victoria 3031, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Eating at the Abyssinian in Kensington with good friends - a wonderful evening of shared food. The food was delish! Fish, goat, chicken, chick peas, broad beans and salad served on Yummy Ethiopian injera. Fabulous meal!! BYO. If you are after Ethiopian coffee ask about...More

Thank Heather W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In my return visit to Melbourne I had to take Tram 57; Stop 25 to get to The Abyssinian! Great service; great vibe and stunning food. Best to book and be prepared to use your fingers. Highly recommended again!!!

Thank Kiwitraveller502011
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Amazing Ethiopian cuisine. Multiple dishes served on top of injera. Eat with your hands. Great vegetarian options!

Thank Jack A
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

I was my friend turn to pick this time & we drove 30km to try Ethiopia 🇪🇹 food ! Guess what ?! It was fabulous 👍we ordered Goat, lamb, Kangaroo, Chicken, Fava beans & Lentils. We had few Ethiopian beers which was nice ! Overall...More

1  Thank 319cocacola
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

I've eaten African cuisine before and loved it. This is my first time to The Abyssinian. What can I say? Wow! Authentic feel with delicious food served in amazingly large platters with flat bread. I was with two others. I'm the vegetarian. There aren't overwhelming...More

Thank mitchellt1967
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

I had not had Ethiopian food prior to visiting. It was a really delicious & great experience. If you are open minded about trying new foods, I would highly recommend the Chef's Poultry, Lamb, Fish & Veggie Combination. It's visually interesting & super tasty. Also...More

Thank Punkrocknessmonster
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

The best option for dinner if you're round Brunswick! The staff are friendly and accommodating; the food is really top notch! We tried the chef's platter, vast enough for four; and decided to have seconds, its so good. A big plus is Ethiopian and South...More

Thank DrEpicureo
Reviewed 16 June 2017 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 28 May 2017

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
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karen l
24 March 2017|
Response from Kiwitraveller502011 | Reviewed this property |
Yes but they can do gluten free if you order ahead.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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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