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Abyssinia Restaurant

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268 W 135th St, New York City, NY 10030-2802
+1 212-281-2673
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African, Ethiopian
$$ - $$$
268 W 135th St, New York City, NY 10030-2802
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Reviewed September 16, 2017

The food was great, good variety in the menu. The tastes were wonderful. The service was friendly and helpful. Will be back there again.

Thank Gary B
Reviewed February 20, 2017

we were taken here by relatives who had been here before & we went on their recommendation. we all had the vegetable platters for 2. more than enough food. they don't seem to have a lunch menu [as such] & it was a holiday. the...More

Thank leo t
Reviewed November 20, 2016

This was our first time trying Ethiopian food and it won't be our last. The first thing you need to know if you're new to this is that you'll be eating with your hands. They have silverware if you want it, but you won't need...More

Thank apagano
Reviewed October 5, 2016

The place was nice enough. Staff lovely. Have never eaten Ethiopian so it was something different. Food comes on a sourdough tasting pancake on a large plate. You order different foods and they are put onto this pancake thing. You get more pancake bits which...More

Thank Hip2012
Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

First visit to an Ethiopian restaurant and we will certainly revisit. The hosts were helpful in deciding to what to eat and the sharing meat combo is definitely enough for two. There was a large table dining so I feel this slightly delayed service but...More

Thank blackburnfoodie
Reviewed August 26, 2016

The food was just uninspiring, and I was sorry because the people there were so nice. However, although my sambusa appetizer had an interesting, spicy sauce, my husband's yetimatim salad had so much injera bread that it overshadowed any other taste. As for our shared...More

Thank diiplo11
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

During a five day visit I ate here twice. The food is delicious. Try the lamb tibs and the honey wine. The service is good and the atmosphere delightful.

Thank Terri F
Reviewed August 20, 2016

I'd been meaning to try Ethiopian food for the longest time as people ask me all the time if I'm Ethiopian. I happened upon Abyssinia while in Harlem, which is a great location with lots of history. I ordered the Doro Tibs which was chicken...More

Thank SureWhyN0t
Reviewed August 11, 2016

We'd never had Ethiopian food before and went to this place on a whim. It was a really interesting experience - you get a platter of various meat stews and vegetable mixes served on injera bread, and use extra pieces to pick the food up...More

Thank RockMeAsmodeus
Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

I came here with very high expectations, we arrived and were quickly seated, our order arrived fairly quick and the sambusas were pretty tasty, as far as the main dishes were ok too but not good enough to pay close to $70 usd for 2...More

Thank _esmesot
As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has
played a vital role in the history of New York City.
Today, the neighborhood is as vibrant as ever as new
businesses and developments go up next to local
institutions. The heart of the neighborhood is
bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and
historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with
big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 268 W 135th St, New York City, NY 10030-2802
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Harlem
  • Neighborhood: Harlem
  • Phone Number: +1 212-281-2673
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