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“Great food at a great price” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ethiopia Down Under

Ethiopia Down Under
1/70 Hodgson Crescent | Pearce, Canberra 2902, Australia
(02)6286 1659
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Ranked #13 of 809 Restaurants in Canberra
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Dining options: Reservations
Canberra
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90 reviews 90 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Great food at a great price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Really good quality food, very tasty, generous servings for banquets ie: top ups offered/on request. Great Enjera bread. BYO no problems. Very friendly and efficient service. A great no fuss place for a relaxing meal with friends. Becoming increasingly popular though, so book ahead.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Canberra, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“I decided to try something new...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

And well it didn't go too well. Ethiopian food is kind of bland... basically has very little taste... most of it. And then there is this one sauce, its sort of greenish, forgot what it was called, well it has a funky smell to it, and a very funky, and not in a good way, taste to it. Well at least I know what ethiopian food is now - not good.
The staff was really nice though, and the interior is nice. They helped us pick out the food and what to try - so definitely 5 star staff... just the food thats not good.

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“Yummy and so accommodating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

The staff are so accommodating and friendly. We went there with 6 kids aged 1-10 (I.e. chaos) and they were so great about it all. The food was delicious and well priced. Love coming to this restaurant - feels like coming home!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Tasty food, friendly service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Had a great time at Ethiopia down under tonight.
Highly recommend the platters. Every dish was delicious, particularly the spicy beef. All the dishes were explained to us and the owner sought feedback at the end of our visit and made us feel really welcome
The service was quick and friendly and all the staff paid great attention to our two children, while giving us space to enjoy ourselves.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Canberra, Australia
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70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

Yes the food is quite tasty and quite good value. Service was efficient and friendly. The place itself is nothing special, but it doesn't try to be either, and on our night there was quite an "interesting" family there - we thought the children were loud until we heard their parents! Back to the restaurant itself, it does seem to have an authentic menu so maybe try here for something different to all the other places in the suburbs that seem to have the same old style of food.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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