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“Fun place, good food, kid friendly” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Abyssinia

Abyssinia
Jan Pieter Heijestraat 190, 1054 MN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020 - 683 07 92
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Ranked #437 of 2,435 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: African
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London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Fun place, good food, kid friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

As Ethiopian food goes this was not the very best- though I see TIme Out rates it the best African food in Amsterdam, I have had better. But it was still really fun- well prepared and presented, food served on the bread with good portions. Really fun kitsch interior with a nice buzz, lots of people there, but still relaxed. What we really appreciated was that the waiter/owner was very friendly and welcoming to us as a family and steered us to items on the menu that we not spicy- so our two kids really enjoyed a fun new experience of eating African food with their hands. So recommended to families (provided you avoid the spicy items).i

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Amsterdam
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great food, nice atmosphere, I love this place!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Absolutely delicious and traditional Ethiopian\Eritrean. The menu provided a nice variety of meat and vegetarian dishes at an incredibly reasonable price around 12 euros. Very friendly owner and staff helps you to choose if you eat Afrikaans meal the first time.. Abyssinia has his own beer from Harar Brewery imported from Ethiopia, which we tried and wanted to taste their banana beer (Mongozo) so they offered us one each for free to take home.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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paris
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Amazing discovery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Great place, really warm and friendly, well decorated, plenty of different meals, also a real vegan menu. Tried 3 different meals, all very tasty, great flavours, for meat and veggies :) great evening !

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fun and delicious food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Took our two teenagers here and had a great time. Delicious and varied food all served on a huge platter with African bread for scooping. Great service and a warm welcome. A real treat!

Visited January 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“One of my favourite places in Amsterdam”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Come here relatively often, given that we live in the neighbourhood, and always bring guests here as well. Very relaxed atmosphere, and the food is pretty good as far as I'm concerned. If there is a group of you, order the big plate with everything - one plate per 4 people is generally a good way to go. I reckon this place is pretty good value for money overall, and always enjoy the mix of locals and tourists that seem to find their way here.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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