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Major Restaurant

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Ethiopian
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1150 S Mickley Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46241-2020
317-240-2700
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Today
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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 27
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A unique experience which I will experience again!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Monica D
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USA
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English first
USA
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Nashville, Tennessee
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Went for lunch. Very clean the glasses sparkled. Staff exceptionally friendly and attentive. The show you that the appreciate your business. I had the vegetarian platter and my business associate had the meat platter. Both were delicious and both of us had no left overs. We had the cabbage and carrot zambussa for starters. Outstanding. Don't be put off by... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Where to begin!? This little out of the way restaurant serves up delicious food in huge potions, and provides service with a smile. The family owned restaurant provides Eritrean (East Africa) food that can be ordered spicy or mild. Most meals are served on a large pancake like flatbread called injera. Our waitress, the owner's wife, was so charming and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We have been to this place multiple times by now. We tried Ethiopian food in Nashville TN for the first time and it was simply awesome. So we started looking for it in Indianapolis and :-) we found "Major". Every time we have new friends visiting we are taking them to Major restaurant. Everyone enjoyed it!! Their homemade wine is... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

What a find! We had a fantastic experience that we will cherish for years to come. 4 of us decided to split the Major combination plate for 3. It arrived on a large communal plate with 5 different meat dishes and 8 different vegetable dishes. Everything was delicious and the portions were huge. The service and hospitality from the husband... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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76 reviews 76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This was my first visit to this restaurant and had no idea how things worked. The waitress was very helpful. The Shrimp Wot was very good. I suggest after your meal you order the Coffee Celebration. They roast the bean and bring them out to the table for you to small and let them cool. Things run at a little... More 

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Indy
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Kudos to Major, this restaurant is fantastic. My party started with the lentils sambussa, and then each ordered our own giant entrees; shrimp for him and mild lentils for me. This was our first visit so we were surprised when we saw the portions and definitely could have split a meal. But everything was so delicious. Do the coffee celebration... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was a great dining experience. The had a platter for two which included chicken, beef, and two types of lamb along with eight vegetables. The food is made to order and they can customize your preference for spiciness. We came in 30 minutes before closing time on a weekday and two more tables walked in after us. Needless to... 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: 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?