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Ethiopia Down Under

1/70 Hodgson Crescent, Canberra 2902, Australia
(02)6286 1659
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Ranked #5 of 755 restaurants in Canberra
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Apr 9, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

Brilliant food. Mosad dinner platter is awesome. Going back tonight. Love the laid back atmosphere. Service is abit inexperienced but friendly

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Canberra, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Waited 45 minutes for our starter bread to arrive which is just way too long. Thank goodness it was absolutely delicious. My drink didn't arrive after being there 25 mins so I had to ask for that again. Dinner arrived 1hr15 after we arrived so I advise that if you're in a rush to go somewhere, don't come here! We... More

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Townsville, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Having lived in North Eastern Africa, I know about African food. Ethiopian down under was great and we will return to eat once back in ACT.

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Sydney
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We had never tried ethiopian cuisine before but were not disappointed at all, and certainly would have it again anytime. We had the banquet and tried a bit of everything; it's spicy but flavoursome and not overpowering. The bread was flat with a crumpet texture and it went well with the main dishes. For dessert the interesting ice creams and... More

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Canberra, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

We were greeted at the door but the Maitre D did not make eye contact...a bit off putting as the omission lasted all evening. The wait staff were friendly and helpful. After a 40 minute wait, we received our bread which was beautiful. Another 20 minutes later we were presented with our mains. The food was delicious, but not special... More

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Canberra, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Having never experienced Ethiopian cuisine we were not sure what to expect - phrases like 'hot but not' really didn't prepare us well. The restaurant was very busy and they were a little disorganised. That said they gave us a table outside and we were provided with menus quickly. Given the disorganised welcome we expected slow service but the service... More

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Canberra, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

This wasn't our first visit to Ethiopia Down Under and certainly won't be our last.....this place never disappoints. Great find in the local shops and great friendly service. We went for a group dinner with friends on a busy Saturday night. The service was top notch and the food was very tasty and enjoyed by all. We all enjoyed the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

My daughter wanted to give it a go after returning from Africa and what an experience. We preferred vegetarian fare and ordered the platter. We were pleasantly surprised by the quick service, portion size and mix of items in the platter. We could not stop till we licked the plate clean. Definitely going back !

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Adelaide, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Delicious, aromatic food at an amazing price! This was my first time at an Ethiopian restaurant so my friend and I shared one of the platters to maximise variety. It was delicious! I would highly recommend one of the share platters, and if there are 4 of you then you even have more choice.Great for vegans or those with a... More

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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I was introduced to Ethiopia down under by a friend years ago. Although sceptical at first I thoroughly enjoyed my Ethiopian experience the first time, the second and everyone there after. I have taken many friends and family there who also love the homely atmosphere, great service and authentic Ethiopian food (which is delicious by the way). As a side... More

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