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1279 E Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1S4, Canada (Mt. Pleasant)
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Ranked #976 of 2,807 Restaurants in Vancouver
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Ethiopian
Neighborhood: Mt. Pleasant
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Neighborhood: Mt. Pleasant
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English first
Alberta, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have been patronizing this place for about 7 years now. Although the popularity of the restaurant grew, the quality of food remained constant. The dining hall had expanded, now can host 30 guests in the adjacent party room. I think they make the best Injira, the chicken and boneless lamb preparation. They have domestic and international selection of beer... More

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Vancouver, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We love going to this restaurant. It never looks like it's busy but it fills up. We tend to be early eaters so it works just fine. The gentleman that's always there serving us is quiet but very pleasant. The food is incredible. We always have too much and it's priced just right. The flavours are well balanced and we... More

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

I love the food in this restaurant. I am a vegetarian and they have lots of options, although I usually go for the veggie combo. It is too much for me to eat, and very reasonably priced at $10. Several other dishes are also $10 - 12. They often have live entertainment on Friday nights, Yoro Noukoussi, and he is... More

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vancouver bc canada
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We enjoyed our meal here. The atmosphere is a zero, the service is kind, and the food is, well, weird. I know north African food well, and have eaten Ghanaian food, but this was a little odd for me. They serve a sour, spongy bread made of teff - a grain native to parts of Africa - and a series... More

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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

If you're visiting Vancouver, trust me, there are really good Ethiopian restaurants in town. This isn't one of them. I went to get a to-go order. The restaurant was completey empty. Just me. I asked for extra 'bread' with my order and said I'd pay for it. I was told 'no' and that it was for her dinner business. I... More

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012

We went to this restaurant for the first time, with the Veg Meetup group. The restaurant had arranged a buffet for us -- essentially all of the $8 veg menu items. They were generous with the food -- at other meetups, the restaurant let the dishes run out -- there was plentiful injera and lots of all of the other... More

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Roatan, Honduras
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

I am not Ethiopian but I think I have been to every Ethiopian restaurant in Vancouver, and Axum is one of my favourites. I see a lot of people complaining about slow service at these restaurants but this is just the way the food and culture is - slow down and enjoy (just don't go if you're in a hurry).... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Who would have thought such a great restaurant would be hidden in this location? I had heard from a few friends that Axum was the best Ethiopian joint in town and I was not disappointed. Love the injera and the spicing! The atmosphere is the only thing stopping me from giving it 5 stars.

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Bloomington, IL
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2011

Axum is a small restaurant on East Hastings, about 2 miles from downtown. It is located on several bus routes, making it easy to get to. The food is well prepared, and the portions are large. The chef isn't afraid to use spice! The service was attentive and friendly. The only drawback is that their menu is somewhat limited. Still,... More

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Additional Information about Axum

Address: 1279 E Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1S4, Canada
Phone Number: 604-253-2986
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Mt. Pleasant
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Ethiopian

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