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Jan Pieter Heijestraat 190, 1054 MN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 683 0792
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“injera” (5 reviews)
“pancakes” (5 reviews)
“salad” (3 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Jan Pieter Heijestraat 190, 1054 MN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice place, good (local) music, very sympathic staff and, more importantly, good traditional food. Be ready Ethiopian menu only (incl beer and wine if you wish). This is a eetcaffee, not a restaurant but no difference from food perspective. Just more cozy and informal

Thank Denis_from_Belgium
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

They have the original ingredients to make the real Ethiopian injera and I love it. The service is so spectacular and the design of the house really amazing. It recommended for everyone. The waitress are amazing and friendly.

Thank Bereket N
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

On a freezing cold, rainy, blustery day in Amsterdam, we entered a warm oasis only to be greeted by friendly smiles and a soothing atmosphere. The word Abyssinia is the ancient name of ancient Ethiopia. The decor is indeed reminiscent of old Africa, with soft...More

Thank sunjooadvani
Reviewed 3 September 2017

I love this restaurant. I love the food. I love the service, I love the location. I love the view. Ethiopian food is so good and clean. It fills you up but never weighs you down!

Thank Margesty
Reviewed 5 July 2017

If you want to try Ethiopian this is the best place to go. The meals are really well served, and taste delicious, however the services, specially at night, might be real slow. If you are not in a hurry and want to try some exotic...More

1  Thank Fábio S
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Worst food ever plus we felt sick after leaving the place... Above all the staff is ignoring, unprofessional and very rude! Avoid at all cost!!

1  Thank Luka I
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Three of us went dinner. We picked three different dishes to share. We were all in agreement that the food was very good. We also had the Ethiopian red wine which was perfectly fine. It was a really great experience in a nice atmosphere.

Thank EastPier
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Extremely laid back place near to the city centre. There were 6 of us and we tried a lot of dishes from the menu. Everything is super savory and delicious. The food is very aromatic and you can choose from an array of meat, fish...More

Thank Nalini R
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Stumbled across this place on the way back to our hotel, and can confidently say we were not disappointed at all!! Having never eaten Ethiopian food before did not know what to expect....so we ordered the mixed meat dish along with a fish main as...More

Thank VandM16
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Not a child friendly place. We had to leave, as the waiter ignored us pointedly and complained that our 1.5 year old did not stay in her seat. Better Ethiopian restaurants with real ethiopian hospitality are not far from Abyssinia.

Thank pabloneco
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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jan Pieter Heijestraat 190, 1054 MN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: +31 20 683 0792
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