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Abyssinian Maritim Ethiopian Traditional Restaurant

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Vuga Round about, Next to High Court, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 1682, Tanzania
+255 772 940 556
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 77
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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The place is calm and beautiful with soft amharic music. They prepare delicious Ethiopian food with different special juice. I never had it before. Please try the colourful and delicious sweet juice. I miss that juice. And you will satisfy by thier service. They are very nice. Keep it Abyssinian... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
Akile A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

The place is calm and beautiful with soft amharic music. They prepare delicious Ethiopian food with different special juice. I never had it before. Please try the colourful and delicious sweet juice. I miss that juice. And you will satisfy by thier service. They are very nice. Keep it Abyssinian Maritim

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

I once have been to Ethiopia but the meals prepared by this restaurant are far more delicious than those prepared in Addis or elsewhere in Ethiopia. This is a place to go for lunch or dinner and you'll never regret.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Every dish is on point with a huge serving size and incredibly fresh. The service was awesome. The outdoor dining area is lovely. If you've never had Ethiopian food, this is a great place to try it. If you've tried it before and like it, you won't be disappointed here. The doro wot was delicious.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Decided to try the restaurant to experience a culturally different meal. Food was fairly pricey and could've been more flavoursome. Service was good.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We came late. 5 minutes before closing time and had very little hope to be served. We were welcome with a smile and invited to sit in a totally empty restaurant. The service was prompt and the food was simply delicious. I have tried several Ethiopian restaurants in Africa but this one was by far the best. Great balance of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I loved this restaurant. The food is excellent, a lot more than I expected. We where 6 and had many dishes so we could taste a lot and all where great. And we also got the coffee ceremony after the dinner and everyone should try that. The coffee is the best. As a bonus the woman who is the chef... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

This was our first visit to an Ethiopian style restaurant and we were charmed by the communal approach to food - a mesob (wicker basket) on which is placed a gebeta (metal tray) The variety of dishes are then placed on the injera with all parties sharing. The juices were almost a meal in themselves and a glass of honey... More 

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Stone Town, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Have been there 3 times now and the food is fantastic and staff is friendly....highly recomenneded,,,,,the coffie ceremony is a must,,,,best coffie inZanzibar...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The avocado and mango juice is deilicious and worth tha visit alone. Great food and atmosphere! Recommend one of the combos if it is the first time eating Ethiopian.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The night I went to this restaurant it was so empty it made me wonder if it would be any good. The staff were very attentive and made recommendations on what to eat and dishes to mix. The food was great, really tasty. Not the best Ethiopian food I have had but still really nice. The outside area where you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Vuga Round about, Next to High Court, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 1682, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 772 940 556

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Ethiopian
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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