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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
Closed now
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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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  • 13
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  • 1
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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
Wash Your Hands!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
kgilbert78
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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
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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
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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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Additional Information about Major Restaurant

Address: 1150 S Mickley Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46241-2020
Phone Number: 317-240-2700
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
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
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Ethiopian

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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?