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Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant

229 S 45th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2918
+1 215-387-2424
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good41%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“injera” (7 reviews)
“meat combo” (2 reviews)
“bread” (5 reviews)
Closes in 19 min
African, Ethiopian
229 S 45th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2918
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Reviewed 13 August 2018

We have enjoyed this restaurant twice recently for its delightful spice blends incorporated in dishes that are basically stews served on a pillowy bread. I would recommend one of the combination platters.

Thank PaulSmithiii
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

The place is very rundown and looks like it needs a good cleaning. However, we chose to eat here based on good reviews from friends. We saw quite a few seemingly very happy tables. We ordered the mixed vegetarian plate and the mixed meat plate....More

Thank mleleanor
Reviewed 24 December 2017

We were a party of five and ordered the meat and fish platters aka "combinations" plus a fish dish and the Doro Wot. Of the four, the Doro Wot was the least delicious but still tasty. One of us felt that it wasn't enough food,...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We shared chicken, beef, and the vegetarian combination. Plenty of food and all delicious.

Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Our first, closest choice, was closed, but we found Abyssinia open and ready to rock at 5PM. This is a local spot, street parking, corner location. It's not too up to date, but that would probably drive prices up so it's a wash. It's fine....More

Thank livinintha
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Before my girl and I went to eat here I was curious about whether or not Abyssinia had anything to do with the speakeasy found just above. Well let me clear things up. Abyssinia is a dive bar in west philly with great Ethiopian food...More

2  Thank Jamie O
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

The food was great. It brought back so many memories for my sister and me. This place is a must to come visit. They have great Ethiopian food.

Thank Martine M
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Can't beat the tasty Veggie and meat combos with dried beef tips - fresh Teff Injera included. For about $10 per person, you can eat your fill of yummy slightly spicy Dishes. The decor isn't anything to write home about and the service is ok....More

Thank Jenna P
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Our oldest son took us to this restaurant as we like to try new foods and get a feel of another culture. We ordered some of the foods to share so we could try more flavors of these dishes. I like the awesome bread and...More

Thank Gene P
Reviewed 15 March 2016

I experienced Abyssinia this past weekend with friends. Cute restaurant in a rowhouse in Philadelphia. You walked upstairs to reach the restaurant. The food was interesting and although I didnt care for the 'bread', my friends loved it. The lamb and rice was amazing. Service...More

Thank devilish_patsy
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Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 S 45th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2918
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > University City
  • Neighbourhood: University City
  • Phone Number: +1 215-387-2424
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