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Valentin, Lausanne, Switzerland
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11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • 22
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome experience

visited the restaurant for my brothers birthday dinner. Awesome meal with the local traditional crepe dish. Tasty and well served, the dinner was a success.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2014
Aline136
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Bulle, Switzerland
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73 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I am Writing this review only after I have been here for 3 times in a row and each single time I had an amazing experience. Moreover, I have been visiting with local people and they confirmed it is super authentic meal and magic atmosphere! Be ready to be immersed in a truly Ethiopian experience...

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Villeneuve, Vaud, Switzerland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I enjoy this restaurant. Friendly waiters, and sweet smiling atmosphere. Great portions of food, several vegan dishes, served on the traditional crepe dish that you eat with your fingers, that is geat. Tasty wines, ethiopian beer, and also hot spicy drinks. And THE ethiopian coffee. Every time I went here, it was a pleasure. Better to book. They are open... More 

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Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Came here on the back of a recommendation from a friend. We were forced to move from comfort to an area of the restaurant that was cold and cramped because we were apparently seated at a table for 6 when we were 3 (although we had asked for a table for 3 upon entry). We had ordered vegetarian food but... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I am a huge fan of Ethiopian food and I am a regular at Abyssinia. I like a lot their warm and friendly customer approach and the food it terrific. First of all, the portions are great and you can take all-you-can-eat for just a couple of francs more, but most importantly, it's delicious! I vouch for the vegan option... More 

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Bulle, Switzerland
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

visited the restaurant for my brothers birthday dinner. Awesome meal with the local traditional crepe dish. Tasty and well served, the dinner was a success.

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Augsburg, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Good place to eat for a different dinner: if you like to eat meat, that´s your place! The weiter was really kind and helped me a lot, explaining me all the dishes. Not hard to find, it´s only a bit out from the usual central street of Lausanne.

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Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Abyssinia used Groupon to promote their restaurant, which means that they try to expand their clientele by offering a limited number of vouchers at a rather generous discount. Nothing wrong with that. If there are any restrictions, they are spelled out both on the Groupon site and on the vouchers that one may purchase. My son bought two vouchers, one... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We went to eat there and had a nice meal. Food was good and staff friendly. The setting is a bit oldish but it gives you a local atmosphere. Overall, place is nice, food not too fancy but typical.

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Annemasse, France
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128 reviews 128 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Long time without enjoying those typical dishes from eastern of Africa. Went there with a business colleague and its was what I expected: lots of flavors, full plates, many different dishes in one... eating with the hands as I used to do when I was in Ethiopia and Somalia.... had the usual tea from eastern africa was delicious... if I... More 

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Okinawa, Japan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We had the large vegetarian degustation menu. When we finished the first serving, the waiter directly came to offer more lentils and more bread. Good service and the food was very nice.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Valentin, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Vaud  >  Lausanne

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ethiopian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?