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Abyssinia

Valentin, Lausanne, Switzerland
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Ranked #85 of 404 Restaurants in Lausanne
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Ethiopian
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 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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Zurich
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

We went there to have dinner on a Saturday night. The place was at 7.30pm still empty and has the atmosphere of an old dusty dark pub, the service was as slow as if all the place would have been crowded. We had to wait 20 minutes for our drinks and remind the waiter twice, the food was ok although... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

The place has the charme of a cheap pub that decided to sell some food, but does not really bother about the quality. The food is so simple and without any surprise. However, the surprise comes with the bill. Its ridiculous how much money they are asking for. Well you have to consider nothing is cheap in Lausanne, but there... More

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Lausanne
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2012 via mobile

Great food but needed a little more chili. Degustation menu is good value with starter and dessert included. Nice atmosphere and a little better for me than the Red Sea or Blue Nile, but not by much.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

The food is very delicious with vegetarian (not sure about the bread, but the main dishes seem to be vegan), fish and meat choices. The setting is Eritrean inspired, with low seating. The service is not exactly up to Swiss standards, but in a more leisurely african way of life. You might have to ask twice for something but you... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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88 reviews 88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

Staff is very kind, lovely food and very good value! I was still hungry after it and I got a free supplement :-) Definitely a good place if you want to try authentic Ethiopian food!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2008

The food is fantastique, the service is nice. A place to return. Special fundraising evenings are organised.

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