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Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant

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2600 Poplar Ave Ste 115, Memphis, TN 38112-3835
+1 901-321-0082
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Memphis, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

O.M.G. my brother took me here for lunch and I was pleasantly surprised. If you're looking for decor, don't, but the food was outstanding! The complimentary hot tea at the end of your meal was awesome! I now have a new lunch spot for my newly transitioned vegan diet.

Thank tonibthediva
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Yum. Great, great Ethiopian food. We got goat stew and a vegetarian platter. Each dish was distinct and flavorful. The shared dinner had a combination of crunchy and smooth, sharp and soothing, strong and stronger. I've eaten a fair amount of Ethiopian food on the West Coast of the US. This was better than any of that. My friend suggested... More 

Thank John B
Bahia de Los Angeles, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Brought here for lunch by my driver. We met the owner who was very charming and nice. There is a buffet but we ordered off menu from the owner. The kitchen looks like your grandma's and very homey. The food was very good and we had some vegetables and meat dishes. All very delicious. Fanta for drinks.Best bet is to... More 

Thank 519mom
Jackson, TN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

So if you like Ethiopian food this is the authentic thing. They usually do not have goat, but lamb, beef and chicken. If you've never tried Ethiopian food this is a good introduction to a new set of flavors and culture. Big servings, angera bread. Ask the waiter Kalifa (quiet, polite man) the customs of how to eat the foods.

Thank atzi
Memphis, Tennessee
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279 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2016

Great selection of Ethiopian dishes. Served nicely in a quiet atmosphere. Nothing fancy and beverage selections is very basic with sodas and water.

1 Thank mstrydiner
Little Rock, Arkansas
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2015

If you have never had Ethiopian food you are in for a treat. This place is very casual and inexpensive but the food is first class. Savory, fresh, the injera is the best I've eaten anywhere. They get a lot of carry out business so reservations are not required (we visited on a Tuesday night). We took the advise of... More 

1 Thank J N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

We was coming from Mississippi we love African and Ethiopian food found this spot on here and we loved it. The food was delicious and the service was great...

Thank Angelia G
Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2015

Lot's of tempting choices. Ethiopian food is carefully prepared and while spices are added they are not the mouth burning type. They are added to enhance flavor of the vegetables and sauces. I loved the potato salad which was just potato with vinegarette. It reminded me of a good german potato salad. I ordered the all vegetable plate. There were... More 

Thank mstrydiner
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2015 via mobile

A friend of mine from out of town wanted to experience a different cuisine from the average American diet so I suggested Abyssinia Restaurant as an alternative. She agreed and we went there. We went through the motions of the typical ordering and she was going to order a lamb fitfit dish, but the owner suggested she try the yebeg... More 

2 Thank Henok Y
Dripping Springs, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2015

Friends who live in Memphis recommended this place and I am so glad we came. The food was served family style and tasted wonderful and the mango juice was delicious. My son, the picky eater, had never eaten Ethiopian food and he really loved it. I can not tell you what was ordered but the lamb came both spicy and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
African, Ethiopian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2600 Poplar Ave Ste 115, Memphis, TN 38112-3835
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Memphis
  • Phone Number: +1 901-321-0082

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