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Ethiopia Down Under

1/70 Hodgson Cres, Pearce, Canberra 2607, Australia
+61 2 6286 1659
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“injera” (6 reviews)
“bread” (20 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1/70 Hodgson Cres, Pearce, Canberra 2607, Australia
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

We went with some friends and ordered a banquet. On a Friday night there were just 2 tables occupied. The ambience was nil. The food was OK but I've decided I just don't like the blandness of Ethiopian food. The bread looked like tripe and...More

Thank TheDoor_isopen
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

My wife and I kicked off our planned world quisine tour of Canberra at this wonderful little restuarant. Certainly not the most glamorous restaurant but a warm and very friendly welcome. Having no idea what Ethiopian quisine was all about, a quick chat with the...More

1  Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

My partner (who is Ethiopian) and I regularly eat Ethiopian food and decided to see how the food was at Ethiopia Down Under and were blown away. We had the Mosob plate and the home made ice cream. We were both very impressed and are...More

1  Thank Nikki_Louise3
Reviewed 24 June 2018

We (family & friends) have been here a few time previous and it has been ok and represented value for money. The food in the past has been ok, some dishes better than others but overall not too bad. We placed a big order ($160)...More

Thank R_Vilk
Reviewed 24 June 2018

I'd read the reviews that said EDU had good food and slow service, and found both to be true. This was our first visit and so ordered the "feed me" banquet ... it took the pain away from choosing amongst so many new options. The...More

Thank MuskokaGirlDownUnder
Reviewed 4 June 2018

A wide selection of excellent dishes (with the option of a platter sampling a wide number of them) served be delightful people.

1  Thank James W
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

A modest little family run restaurant that punches well above its weight for good food. Home made and the lushest lentils I’ve ever had. Not the dim light romantic type of eatery, but friendly and smiling. Oh, and the Ethiopian coffee is just so smooth!!

1  Thank David B
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Love this restaurant and have visited many times over the years. Can’t work out why more people don’t know about it so I figured a review can’t hurt :) Recommend the samosas... lentils, yayesh waat, injera (omg amazing bread), traditional coffee, ice cream, the potato...More

1  Thank Brooke S
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

We were a party of 6 adults celebrating the birth of a new little baby. Staff were helpful and accommodating with pram in the small space. For simplicity, we all ordered the three course banquet with Ethiopian style coffee or tea. All the dishes were...More

1  Thank LRMcK
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Greatly enjoyed our visit. Several very tasty dishes with a broad range of vegan options, as Ethiopian cuisine includes an entire alternative vegan menu for religious reasons. Relaxed and popular with locals.

1  Thank Michael B
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Julie M
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They are BYO.
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1/70 Hodgson Cres, Pearce, Canberra 2607, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra  >  Pearce
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6286 1659
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