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Aksum Cafe

4630 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143-6608
+1 267-275-8195
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good32%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (5 reviews)
“lamb shank” (6 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
4630 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143-6608
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

This is about the sixth time we've had dinner at Aksum. As usual, we were not disappointed. The large menu features a range of dishes, many Mediterranean. There are a wide-range of appetizers and the entrees are each marked on the menu for vegans, vegetatarians,...More

Thank damg
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Aksum is good for its brunch & dinner menu. This restaurant have friendly staffs and very good service that will give you homely feelings :)

Reviewed 27 September 2017

* Dinner Review* Byob no corkage fee is a plus! Aksum has won my heart into a regular dinner rotation for date night for sure, and has made my top 5 list of favorite restaurants in West Philly ( Dock street, 48th street Grille, Bookers...More

Thank Tiffany T
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

It's Ok. The staff was friendly and helpful, they cared about our business and experience. I had the crab soup/bisque, too salty but tasty. The lamb chops were good, but would have preferred a mint sauce. Lemon chicken was a tad too lemony. The deserts...More

Thank Jon N
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Visited Aksum twice within a week for dinner after work with colleagues. First visit, the place was very crowded, but we were seated right away and service did not suffer. I had the beet salad on both occasions and it was excellent. Lamb shank was...More

Thank J_Mas_63
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We needed a restaurant close to the Mann Center and chose Aksum based on reviews. So glad we did. What a wonderful meal and very attentive and friendly wait staff. We will be back!

Thank lukelives
Reviewed 3 June 2017

As a content suburbanite, I hardly ever get into the city for a meal. However, my friends who live there invited me to visit and walk to Aksum for dinner. First of all, the walk through the neighborhood was nice, because it is filled with...More

Thank Jeanne A
Reviewed 5 May 2017

My wife and I enjoyed dinner at Aksum while visiting Philly. We ordered one entree (Rosemary Chicken) and two tapas (Roasted Beet Salad and Fried Calamari). Each of the dishes was delicious and very interesting. The calamari were sauteed, with a spicy tomato based sauce....More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 9 January 2017

An upscale but very congenial neighborhood BYO in West Philadelphia with good, affordable food -- the lamb and seafood entrees are outstanding. Vegetable sides tend to be overdressed (e.g. Brussels sprouts with way too much bacon), but there's a good array of appetizers. Also a...More

Thank batur2016
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Aksum is a great BYOB. You can't go wrong with their brunch. It's a cool neighborhood vibe with lots of character. Attentive service & nice attention to detail...down to the music playing in the background (loved their Pandora station choice). I'd highly recommend the smoked...More

Thank Angel L
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27 December 2016|
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Response from neversaycant1 | Reviewed this property |
I do not believe there is a place to hang your coat other than the back of your seat. There is street parking available but if that proves difficult there is parking between 47th and 48th and Baltimore avenue.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 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
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4630 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143-6608
  • Public Transportation: 34st SEPTA
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 267-275-8195
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