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African, Ethiopian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dinner
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All reviews injera bread rice beef crepes salad small restaurant friendly service brilliant food home made ginger beer spicy canberra mains vegetarian takeaway
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Reviewed 28 August 2020 via mobile

Went here for takeaway. Service was nice and polite. Food was ok- nothing special or astonishing taste wise but nothing wrong with it either. Nice to try cuisine from Ethiopia.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 22 February 2020

The meal took a long time in coming. Other patrons who came after us were experiencing the same delay. The emphasis in this restaurant seems to be the takeaways which flew out the door. When our meal finally arrived, we were promised more injera bread,...which did not come before we had finished the meal. The vegetarian food we ordered was very bland and unimaginative, mainly starch (white rice, potato and sweet potato pieces). Not great value for money.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 16 February 2020

Last night we ate at the Ethiopia Down Under restaurant again. We love it there. The food is always generous and tasty, the owners and staff are friendly and helpful, and there is a fun informal atmosphere. We will continue to patronise this great local...restaurant.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 16 February 2020

Only n waiting staff member on Valentine's day, but brilliant food. I could not fault the friendly and welcoming atmosphere. I would have rated this place as worthy of 5 stars if the service had been just that little bit quicker. I was fantastic. What...a terrific little diamond this place is.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 26 December 2019 via mobile

We had some delicious food, here, with cups of tea (that arrived at the wrong end of the meal) or coffee (that arrived quite late). The waiting staff seemed to be struggling to keep up, but was completely polite and helpful. We ordered goat Tibbs,...beef Kay wat, chicken coconut and mixed vegetables in a coconut sauce, with injera and extra injera. The injera is a bread but reminded me of crepes or thin pancakes. Everything was delicious, although the goat was a bit monotonous in flavor and there's a lot of meat, with little veg. The vegetarian found the mixed vegetables boring.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 25 November 2019

We arrived at Ethiopia Down Under early and were greeted with a very friendly face. Took us through the various options on the menu, and then we ordered an entrée, salad, and for mains vegetable, chicken, beef, and goat. Finished with coffee, and also had...home-made ginger beer during the meal. Really good tasty meal. As this is a small restaurant, be prepared to take your time over your meal - but it is worth it. Like to go back next time to try the Mosob.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 1 November 2019

Amazing place. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We felt the warmth of an Ethiopian house. Great experience!

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 15 October 2019 via mobile

Very well cooked meat and deliciously spiced sauces. The website said that Ethiopian cuisine is spicy but not hot. This is an apt explanation of the food there. I love chilli but my partner does not, yet we could both share each other’s meals. Cannot...recommend highly enough. A gem amongst Canberra’s restaurant scene that all seems to be vaguely the sameMore

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 12 October 2019

The whole restaurant has finished eating. I had to ask where our food was after ordering and waiting over an hour. Worth it? No bloody way, don’t waste your time.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Inspire52970410028, GM at Ethiopia Down Under, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2019

Thank you for sharing your recent feedback. I apologise that your experience in our restaurant impacted negatively on your stay We address all feedback with our teams and so this will be shared and reviewed so that we can do our best to ensure it...More

Reviewed 5 September 2019

Very slow but very friendly service. Food made up for the wait...fantastic. Highly recommend the kitfo - ask for it as rare as they will do it - and the injera.

Date of visit: September 2019
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