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Abyssinian Maritim Ethiopian Traditional Restaurant

Vuga Round about, Next to High Court, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 1682, Tanzania
+255 772 940 556
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Vuga Round about, Next to High Court, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 1682, Tanzania
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Way over priced for the mediocre food served here. The Injera is not tasty. Have had Ethiopian food before and this is not my favorite.

Thank 608annsalem
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Injera, there local bread with all dishes! Options for vegans and vegetarians, beef or chicken.. Food coming on traditional basket. With a lots of board with interesting Ethiopian history.

Thank Raphael B
Reviewed 5 June 2017

The first thing to say is that The Abyssinian's Steak House is much more than a steakhouse. In case steak is not your thing, or maybe not for someone in your group, then there are a number of other dishes on the menu to suit...More

Thank pwezapweza
Reviewed 22 April 2017

This place is a real delight with tasteful ambience. Loved the offerings but when tourists like me are out to experience the food with inadequate cash in hand, it becomes difficult as the outlet does not accept credit cards and the nearest ATM is a...More

Thank Virendsa
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Bit of a hike from Stone town centre, but worth the walk. Bit pricey, but food is genuine and very tasty. Service was quick and staff super friendly.

Thank jirih74
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Like most of the people visiting this place, we (a group of 3 persons) visited this restaurant based on TripAdvisor recommendations. Unfortunately, anyone who has ever visited a decent (not luxury) restaurant, anywhere in the world, can easily notice that everything related to this place...More

Thank AndrewAlx
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We never tried Ethiopian food before, so we were excited to try some, while in Stone Town. Found this restaurant on Tripavisor and we weren’t disappointed. The table has a large circular structure, where they serve the dishes. They come with soap and water to...More

Thank Magnetic_Souvenirs
01082013q, General Manager at Abyssinian Maritim Ethiopian Traditional Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

Dear Guests, we thank you very much for your kind remarks on our restaurant, on the food and specially on the Ethiopian Coffee. Since Ethiopia is the origin country of coffee (wild varieties), coffee drinking becomes a specialty with a long tradition, combined with local...More

Reviewed 1 February 2017

A bit expensive but the food is top quality and genuine. Ordered a recommended menu for two people and had more than enough to keep us satisfied. The avocado mango lassie is also really good and filling so only order one between two people!

Thank Gita J
Reviewed 26 January 2017

We went here for lunch on a hot day in early January but we got a table in the shade and it was quite comfortable. I ordered a lemon mint juice and it was so refreshing! Food was quite good - we ordered a combination...More

Thank Smeeta B
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The food is average. Combination platters only offer a choice of 3 dishes whereas all the other Ethiopian restaurants I have eaten at will offer at least 5 dishes to sample. Service was unenthusiastic and not attentive. The whole place seemed to lack attention and...More

Thank barbaraglobetrotting
01082013q, Owner at Abyssinian Maritim Ethiopian Traditional Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 March 2017

Dear guest first of all i want apologize for all discomforting you, i read your review carefully. About the food we real try our best to make happy our guests. Concerning our combination platter we have also the large combination with 5 dishes beef, lamb,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vuga Round about, Next to High Court, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 1682, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 772 940 556
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