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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 #10 of 58 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Had a lunch with friends the food was amazing like nothing you can find in zanzibar and different the waiter was charming with good senses The potion was huge a bit pricey but it worth every penny!

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London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I was looking for somewhere to have a quick bite to eat before moving from a hotel in Stone Town to a hotel in Paje, when I happened across the Abyssinian Maritim. It had lovely outdoor seating, with flowers around a courtyard, so I took a seat and watched the world go by. I went for the black lentil dish... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

It differs from any restaurant in zanzibar, it makes strange kinds of food and serve in a very special way. You may not like the food but you should try it.

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Lourdes, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

A bit expensive for local standards but kind of worth it. The staff is kind and discreet. The food is actually very good and you have the chance to try typical ethiopian food with a good variety of choice

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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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