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African, Ethiopian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
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3.1 miles from Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
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Reviewed July 29, 2020

During covid staying at hotel airport searched dinner options nearby. Found Major Restaurant to be a quick drive for vegetarian food. They also have meat options. The vegetarian combo has many tastes and more than enough food for one. Order a combo if new to...Ethiopian food. All delicious! Recommend that you consider this restaurant if staying at the rather sterile hotel options near the airport. Owner couldn't have been nicer.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed March 13, 2020

We tried Major's because of a Groupon and have been back MANY times. Try a combo platter and you cannot go wrong. Shady part of town, but we have never had any issues. We've been often enough that they ask about our grown kids when...they aren't there with us. It takes a little while for your food to be prepared, but that is because some of it is made to order. Definitely worth it! (And if you have a large party and know what you will be ordering, they will allow you to order ahead and reserve a table for you to speed up the process!)More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed November 23, 2019

A large group (>20) enjoyed this cross cultural experience. I can say that the experience was better than the food. The service was good, and the servers were very friendly. I found the food to be mediocre compared to the Ethiopian food I've experienced twice...previously in Africa. Meat was sparce, and spices were strong and plentiful.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 8, 2019

There are several Ethiopian restaurants in Indianapolis but Major is by far the most welcoming and inviting. The hosts will educate you about Eritrean/Ethiopian cuisine. You will be impressed by the flavors which enhance the vegetables, lamb, chicken and beef on the extensive menu. Do...take time for the unique "Coffee Celebration" Take it in the Coffee lounge where you might learn something about Eritrean life and customs. This young couple deserves your visit. You will return!More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed November 8, 2019 via mobile

The food here is out of this world. Prices are good too for what you get. Service is slow, otherwise I would give 5 stars instead of 4.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed July 28, 2019 via mobile

My son and I came here for dinner. Both our first time eating in an Ethiopian restaurant. It was very interesting. It was very quite because were the only customer at that time. I would recommend this place. Be prepared...your hands and fingers are your...cutlery. It was an awesome experience.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed June 21, 2019 via mobile

Well I no longer have to worry about plain food in the Midwest. Visiting Indiana and I have discovered there is a lot of Ethiopian food. And we are at Major restaurant having a wonderful meal. The owner took special care of us bringing us...some spices we love and bringing me the hot water that I love. Had shiro and a mushroom dish and of course lots of Injera. Try it. Very easy to get to from the airport.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

I felt like I was transformed to a different time after walking in the restaurant it was very quiet. Clean awesome service, really enjoyed the food. Love the way that we able to eat the food.

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed March 20, 2019 via mobile

Great place to try something new. Seated right away and service was excellent. I had a tasty shrimp dish. Be ready to eat with your hands. Well worth it!

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed February 12, 2019 via mobile

17 of us had a delight experience. All raved about the delicious food. Expert service by the owner himself. Everything was completely wonderful. A renewed attraction for me with Ethiopian Food. The Honey wine was lovely. You must have the coffee ceremony too

Date of visit: February 2019
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Major Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4