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Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant

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2600 Poplar Ave Ste 115, Memphis, TN 38112-3835
(901) 321-0082
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
On our way out of town

We stopped for lunch at the Abyssinia Restaurant on the way to the airport with family. We had never tried Ethiopian food so was eager to give it a try. We looked at the menu and decided on the lunch buffet for $8.00. There were several meat dishes and lots of vege dishes. It was great to try... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Rapid City, South Dakota, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

My friend Rick put together a trip itinerary for us for a visit we made to Memphis, and he found Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant and put it on our schedule. We stopped there for lunch and both had really excellent food. Rick had the buffet and really liked everything he had, and I ordered off the menu which was hard because... More 

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19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We stopped for lunch at the Abyssinia Restaurant on the way to the airport with family. We had never tried Ethiopian food so was eager to give it a try. We looked at the menu and decided on the lunch buffet for $8.00. There were several meat dishes and lots of vege dishes. It was great to try moderately spicy... More 

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Paducah, Kentucky, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Victoria (my partner and wife) absolutely loves Ethiopian food and so, as we travel around the states doing Art Shows, we have an opportunity to sample the efforts of restaurants from coast to coast. I never suspected that we'd stumble on one of our favorites here in a town known for barbecue and honky tonks! Family owned, staffed and run,... More 

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Austin, Texas
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I ate here on a recent business trip. Although most of the menu lists meat dishes, the Yetsome Beyaynetu is a traditional vegetarian spread on injera bread. I've had this at several Ethiopian restaurants across the country (I usually try to eat vegan) and this was the best I've ever had. The food was fresh, tasty, and filling. If I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

The best Ethiopian food I've had outside of manhattan. Terrific Vegetarian food too. Superb use of spices.

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HKG and San Francisco, Calif.
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

I've spent a lot of time in Ethiopia, and believe me, the food here is not "sort of like I used to get", nor "similar to what I remember", nor even "not bad, considering we're in America" -- no. The food here is JUST EXACTLY LIKE what I used to get in Addis Ababa! It's in an unassuming location, nothing... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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105 reviews 105 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

The restaurant is small, but they are very nice and helpful! I usually don't know what to order so I ask them to give me a sampler if there is no open food bar. You get an experience to eat with your hands by using the bread, which is great! The prices are just right and they have food for... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Abyssinia is one of my favorite restaurants in Memphis and I've eaten here many times since I moved to the area. The food is outstanding--excellent Ethiopian fare--and even better than some of the Ethiopian I have had in other, larger cities. The lunch buffet is dangerously fine, the prices are good (especially the lunch buffet), and the staff is kind.... More 

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Texas
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68 reviews 68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

First time eating Ethiopian food & my experience could not have been better!!! I am a vegan & could not have been happier with the selection & my full belly after leaving this place. The food was SO good & I found out about it on the Vegan Crunk blog (ck it out!!!) that lists all the vegan friendly Memphis... More 

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san antonio, texas, usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

we're always looking for something out of the ordinary, and we found it here. we chose the daily buffet, since it contained nearly all the vegetables available for the menu meals and also contained a chicken dish. many of the items are spicy, which in my opinion is a good thing, although my wife likes less "hot" dishes. the wait... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2600 Poplar Ave Ste 115, Memphis, TN 38112-3835
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: (901) 321-0082

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Ethiopian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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