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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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10:00 am - 10:00 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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 35
    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
Amazing Ethiopian Food

I just took my son out for a birthday dinner at this strangely named restaurant (it doesn't seem like a traditional name for an Ethiopian restaurant) and the food was superb. We had the lamb that comes in the iron pot and it was tender and delicious. I also ordered a lamb and spinach dish and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
Georgeanna2
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

I just took my son out for a birthday dinner at this strangely named restaurant (it doesn't seem like a traditional name for an Ethiopian restaurant) and the food was superb. We had the lamb that comes in the iron pot and it was tender and delicious. I also ordered a lamb and spinach dish and the lamb was tough... More 

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Thank Georgeanna2
Nashville, Tennessee
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Great Food, Great Service, Great Atmosphere!! Love the decor, owners are usually there and very friendly. Love their homemade wine.

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Thank DeeDee S
West Lafayette, Indiana
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

First time here and with Ethiopian food. The place, the owners, service, food quality was all super. I stay an hour and half away but still would try to make the drive. Its totally worth it.

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Thank LalaAcharya
USA
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65 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

It was my first time trying Ethiopian food. The service is really friendly, even though it takes for a while for food to be served. We tried Major Combo, and it was beautiful! Of course, it tasted really good too. Coffee ceremony was fun too. Hope to go back soon!

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Thank Lonnie-Sally
Framingham, MA
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank R F
Evanston, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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1 Thank JackStong828
Bloomington, Illinois, Usa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Carolyn P
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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Thank Jeff M
Columbus, Ohio
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357 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 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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2 Thank kgilbert78
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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Thank Shawna N

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