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Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant

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2600 Poplar Ave Ste 115, Memphis, TN 38112-3835
+1 901-321-0082
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Portland, Oregon
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Yum. Great, great Ethiopian food. We got goat stew and a vegetarian platter. Each dish was distinct and flavorful. The shared dinner had a combination of crunchy and smooth, sharp and soothing, strong and stronger. I've eaten a fair amount of Ethiopian food on the West Coast of the US. This was better than any of that. My friend suggested... More 

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Bahia de Los Angeles, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Brought here for lunch by my driver. We met the owner who was very charming and nice. There is a buffet but we ordered off menu from the owner. The kitchen looks like your grandma's and very homey. The food was very good and we had some vegetables and meat dishes. All very delicious. Fanta for drinks.Best bet is to... More 

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Jackson, TN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

So if you like Ethiopian food this is the authentic thing. They usually do not have goat, but lamb, beef and chicken. If you've never tried Ethiopian food this is a good introduction to a new set of flavors and culture. Big servings, angera bread. Ask the waiter Kalifa (quiet, polite man) the customs of how to eat the foods.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Great selection of Ethiopian dishes. Served nicely in a quiet atmosphere. Nothing fancy and beverage selections is very basic with sodas and water.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

If you have never had Ethiopian food you are in for a treat. This place is very casual and inexpensive but the food is first class. Savory, fresh, the injera is the best I've eaten anywhere. They get a lot of carry out business so reservations are not required (we visited on a Tuesday night). We took the advise of... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

We was coming from Mississippi we love African and Ethiopian food found this spot on here and we loved it. The food was delicious and the service was great...

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Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

Lot's of tempting choices. Ethiopian food is carefully prepared and while spices are added they are not the mouth burning type. They are added to enhance flavor of the vegetables and sauces. I loved the potato salad which was just potato with vinegarette. It reminded me of a good german potato salad. I ordered the all vegetable plate. There were... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

A friend of mine from out of town wanted to experience a different cuisine from the average American diet so I suggested Abyssinia Restaurant as an alternative. She agreed and we went there. We went through the motions of the typical ordering and she was going to order a lamb fitfit dish, but the owner suggested she try the yebeg... More 

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Dripping Springs, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

Friends who live in Memphis recommended this place and I am so glad we came. The food was served family style and tasted wonderful and the mango juice was delicious. My son, the picky eater, had never eaten Ethiopian food and he really loved it. I can not tell you what was ordered but the lamb came both spicy and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

Every time I go, I order the beef stew dish. I do not know the actual name. Ethiopian food is meant to be eaten with your fingers so wash up! The flat bread is good it is similar to a sour dough taste. It is also useful for picking up the food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2600 Poplar Ave Ste 115, Memphis, TN 38112-3835
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-321-0082

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?