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Abyssinian Maritim Ethiopian Traditional Restaurant

Vuga Round about, Next to High Court, Stone Town 1682, Tanzania
+255 772 940 556
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Ranked #5 of 55 restaurants in Stone Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Ethiopian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Stockholm, Sweden
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Except good food you will also get an new experience by eating here. Ethiopian food is not as common as many other kitchens in the world, and when you are out with friends it is always someone that haven´t experienced ethiopian food before. It is a social way of eating and you will have a good night at this restaurant.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We loved the setting of this restaurant and the layout and style of the outdoor dining space. Staff were very attentive. Ordered the vegetarian combination platter. I haven't eaten much Ethiopian before but the presentation style was unique and we enjoyed the variety and taste. There was also some coffee being roasted fresh in front of customers and finishing off... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We tried many restaurants in Stone Town and this was our favorite. By far the most flavorful, well-presented, most varied menu. Very kind service.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I was here last year and pretty much ate here everyday. The food is amazing. Perhaps one of the best examples of Ethiopian I ever had and perhaps the best restaurant on the Island. The beef tibs is a brilliant dish and should be tried by everyone as should the mead. My mouth literally waters writing about it :) Overall... More

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Triengen, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We went two times to this restaurant..in three days!!we have eaten very often in ethiopian restaurants all over the world, but this was the best food we ever had! Thanks to the whole team!! marco&petra

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01082013q, Owner at Abyssinian Maritim Ethiopian Traditional Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear our guste, Abyssinian team all we thank you for the review you gave us about our resturant we are glad to serve you again in another trip to zanzibar. More

Weymouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Everything about this restaurant was excellent; the staff were brilliant, atmosphere was great and the food was amazing. I visited this restaurant twice, once in the evening and then in the afternoon, both times were perfect. The food was gorgeous, eat with your hands and use the injera (like a large, thin pancake) to wrap around pieces of meat and... More

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Did not have a clue as to what Ethiopian food was all about. Loved it. The food was awesome and the ambience was terrific too. The service was great. Very reasonably priced as well. Definitely a must go when in stone town.

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Ronneby, Sweden
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165 reviews 165 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

There is plenty of restaurants to choose from in Stone Town. I noticed this place when I was exploring the city on my own. After I checked Tripadvisor about the restaurant, which is currently #6 in Stone Town, and very close to my hostel, I decided to give it a shot. First time I ever tasted Etiopian food so I... More

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Mwanza
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Had a family meal here recently. The menu was nicely varied and we loved the food. Having lived in Ethiopia I can vouch for its authenticity (though the injera was almost too fresh - it's nicer when it's a little more sour). The location is great, just on the edge of the main tourist area and the garden in which... More

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Sydney
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Liked this place very much. It was unique and the menu interesting and varied, with some good spice. Eating with fingers is the way to go. You eat from a communal mesob which is fun. The staff were helpful and attentive and the coffee was very good. A good relaxing place in a town of hustle and bustle.

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