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Jan Pieter Heijestraat 190, 1054 MN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 683 0792
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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Jan Pieter Heijestraat 190, 1054 MN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

On a freezing cold, rainy, blustery day in Amsterdam, we entered a warm oasis only to be greeted by friendly smiles and a soothing atmosphere. The word Abyssinia is the ancient name of ancient Ethiopia. The decor is indeed reminiscent of old Africa, with soft...More

Thank sunjooadvani
Reviewed September 2, 2017

I love this restaurant. I love the food. I love the service, I love the location. I love the view. Ethiopian food is so good and clean. It fills you up but never weighs you down!

Thank Margesty
Reviewed July 5, 2017

If you want to try Ethiopian this is the best place to go. The meals are really well served, and taste delicious, however the services, specially at night, might be real slow. If you are not in a hurry and want to try some exotic...More

Thank Fábio S
Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

Worst food ever plus we felt sick after leaving the place... Above all the staff is ignoring, unprofessional and very rude! Avoid at all cost!!

1  Thank Luka I
Reviewed February 25, 2017 via mobile

Three of us went dinner. We picked three different dishes to share. We were all in agreement that the food was very good. We also had the Ethiopian red wine which was perfectly fine. It was a really great experience in a nice atmosphere.

Thank EastPier
Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Extremely laid back place near to the city centre. There were 6 of us and we tried a lot of dishes from the menu. Everything is super savory and delicious. The food is very aromatic and you can choose from an array of meat, fish...More

Thank Nalini R
Reviewed December 7, 2016

Stumbled across this place on the way back to our hotel, and can confidently say we were not disappointed at all!! Having never eaten Ethiopian food before did not know what to expect....so we ordered the mixed meat dish along with a fish main as...More

Thank VandM16
Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

Not a child friendly place. We had to leave, as the waiter ignored us pointedly and complained that our 1.5 year old did not stay in her seat. Better Ethiopian restaurants with real ethiopian hospitality are not far from Abyssinia.

Thank pabloneco
Reviewed October 1, 2016

this restaurant is truly the worst. Horrible service and tasteless food. The night we were there they were completely understaffed which resulted in me trying to get the waiters attention for 15 minutes. When he came i was apparently just looking at my phone so...More

Thank balimamma
Reviewed September 27, 2016

I am a big fan of eating with your hands, so the place was perfect for me. The staff is very very friendly, which is a rarity in Amsterdam, service is quick and the atmosphere deserves 100 out of 5 points! I would avoid the...More

Thank Marina N
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Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jan Pieter Heijestraat 190, 1054 MN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: +31 20 683 0792
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