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Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant

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8221 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910-5727
11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

My friend likes to discover new restaurants and when I asked her if she's had Ethiopian food, she said "No, but I'd like to try." So I took her to Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant in Silver Spring last Friday. We had a very late lunch and we were the only ones there. She immediately noticed the furniture and how nice it... More 

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Oceanside, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

I had the worst beef quality and service here when we dined here; the place and food looked/tasted authentic and they have partied here sometimes. I ate many Ethiopian places; this is one of two worst I've ever tried.

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Pennsauken, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014 via mobile

We heard Ethiopian food was popular in the area and decided we would give it a try. Luckily we love spicy food! We took our teenage sons with us, and we worried about their response. One enjoyed it and the other wouldn't try it (wimp, haha). The taste and the spices were exotic. I really enjoyed the ambiance and the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

I enjoyed the food! The veggie combo with fish was excellent! I also enjoyed the "honey wine". However, I thought the price could be cheaper....considering it's just fish and veggies. Overall, I was satisfied with the meal and enjoyed the food!!! I would definitely return to this restaurant.

Thank Chris W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

This is my new favorite Ethiopian restaurant. I have been eating Ethiopian since the days when you had to go down to 18th Street in Adams Morgan, in DC to get Ethiopian food (circa 1980). I still miss "The Red Sea", which was one of the first Ethiopian restaurants in DC, on 18th St back in the 1980's. I have... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011

I have never had Ethiopian cuisine. Neither has any of my family. However, we were all feeling adventurous enough to give it a try. I am glad we did. The day we went to the restaurant we were the only American people there. Everybody else was Ethiopian. However, the people made us feel welcome and we were relaxed and ready... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
African, Ethiopian
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8221 Georgia Ave, Silver Spring, MD 20910-5727
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Silver Spring
  • Phone Number: 301-562-5911

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?