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Major Restaurant

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African, Ethiopian
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1150 S Mickley Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46241-2020
317-240-2700
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 31
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Interesting variety of tastes

I was in town on business near the airport and saw the high rating of this restaurant on Trip Advisor, so I tried it. I had the Major Combo, which provided a good variety of dishes, all very good. I also tried honey wine for the first time and liked it. (I got the less sweet choice). Nice decor... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Framingham, MA
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Framingham, MA
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I was in town on business near the airport and saw the high rating of this restaurant on Trip Advisor, so I tried it. I had the Major Combo, which provided a good variety of dishes, all very good. I also tried honey wine for the first time and liked it. (I got the less sweet choice). Nice decor, reasonable... More 

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Evanston, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Great little Ethiopian restaurant 15 min from airport. Good freshly made food made with pride in a very comfortable interior environment. I had a chicken platter with many vegetables. I'll return at the next opportunity!

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Bloomington, Illinois, Usa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We happened upon this Ethiopian and Eritrean restaurant just off I-465 near the airport on Mickley Avenue at Exit 12. Wow! Great authentic Ethiopian food, in a nicely decorated space with travelogue posters and decorative baskets. Clean and neat. One owner is Ethiopian and the other is Eritrean, hence the dual offerings. The food was as good as any we... More 

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Braintree, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We were traveling through Indianapolis and found this restaurant on Trip Advisor. It was 2 miles from our hotel and lived up to it's 5 star rating. The owner was happy to help us with the menu and when she learned it was our first time there she brought us seconds of what we liked.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This title is slighly joking, but Ethiopean food is meant to be eaten with your hand (use the right hand only!) using the thin bread provided. My wife and I got the lamb combo and enjoyed it a lot, though the one spicy item was perhaps a bit too spicy for her. Portions may look small, but are not--you eat... More 

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Columbia, Missouri, United States
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

It felt like an African version of the cheezy Mexican restaurant. The food was tasty, but the lack of utensils is uncomfortable if you are not expecting that. They did have them if you ask, though.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The outside of the building is nothing special and the decor is eccletic but interesting. The lack of eating utensils was very strange. The food was tasty, but spicy.

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USA
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Neither of us were familiar with true authentic Ethiopian food so it was an experience to say the least! The appetizers were very tasty and filing somewhat. The main meal was extremely good. The presentation alone is just something you would not expect. The food comes on a very large plate which is covered by a large piece of bread... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

This restaurant seems truly authentic Ethiopian food, which I'd never had before but was excellent. The menu is extensive, the hardest part was picking just a few things! The location seems a bit rough, but inside the restaurant it was comfortable, nicely decorated. Staff were very friendly and helpful, the service was great. It took a bit more time to... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Luggage didn't arrive on the same plane as my son, so we had some time to kill near the airport. A quick look at TripAdvisor showed that this place was rated well and very nearby, so we decided to try it out. We arrived at an off hour - 1:30 or 2 pm - so it wasn't crowded but there... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1150 S Mickley Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46241-2020
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: 317-240-2700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: African, Ethiopian
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?