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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 #9 of 59 Restaurants in Stone Town
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $20
Hours:
Wed - Sun 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed - Mon 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Ethiopian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We found this place after taking a wrong turn in Stonetown. We really liked the place and we had both the best Ethiopian food we ever had and so far best food we had in Tanzania...

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Incredible food! Everything about this place is great, the service is wonderful, food delicious, gorgeous surroundings etc. The owner is lovely and we were very happy with what she chose for us! Wish this was closer so I could go again and again! Highly recommend this place for a great meal!

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Gaborone
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We enjoyed the setting and nice presentation of the food. But this did not last long, food was tasteless, one of us is sick since then, the others suffered only one afternoon. Food was not fresh. Frozen and warmed several times, it seems. With the budget invested you can really have a great meal in Stone Town.

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Zanzibar, Tanzania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I love Ethiopia and I am crazy about the Ethiopian food. I was here now the third time and it was the best one. I like the authentic style of decoration, paintings, music, the big basket on the table. The food was very good this time, just Injera should contain at least a bit Teff. Ethiopia is not far and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We stumbled on this place as we were wandering around Stone Town. We were in search of some local/african food and this really hit the spot. As we were there during off season, we were a bit reluctant to enter as there was no one else in the restaurant, but we're glad we did. The food was excellent. There's a... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I first discovered Ethiopian food in Dar Es Salaam and loved it from the very first meal!! So naturally, walking into Abyssinian was bound to happen. We go to Zanzibar often and I have eaten here thrice already. The food is great and the service good. Loved the homely Oxtail soup and the Lamb gravy (can't remember the Ethiopian name... More 

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Empangeni, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We love Ethiopian food, it is the first type of restaurant I look for when travelling and we have been to a number of Ethiopian restaurants around the world. Reading previous reviews I was excited as someone had said this was the best Ethiopian food they had had. We landed in Stone Town and after a tour we made a... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I went there for lunch after reading so many good things about this restaurant. I was the only guest and preferred to stay outside as the sun decided to shine after all those rains. The waiter was so kind, friendly, I liked the service. The menu was full of interesting dishes, so was a bit difficult to decide but I... More 

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Powick, Worcestershire UK
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Lovely atmosphere and decor but a real disappointment. The food was not what we expected and the pancake you eat with was like eating a thin sponge, completely the wrong texture and no fork to avoid it ! The spices and sauces with the food were good but hard boiled eggs feature everywhere and the chicken and fish were less... More 

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Atlanta, GA
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I love Ethiopian food so was excited to find this place in Stone Town- especially since it was so highly rated on Trip Advisor. It's a very cute restaurant with nice quiet outdoor seating just past all the touristy souvenir shops. The staff are friendly but the food was pretty middle of the road. It didn't quite live up to... More 

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Additional Information about Abyssinian Maritim Ethiopian Traditional Restaurant

Address: Vuga Round about, Next to High Court, Stone Town 1682, Tanzania
Phone Number: +255 772 940 556
Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar  >  Stone Town
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
Cuisine: Ethiopian

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