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APPETIZERS
Sambusa
pastry shell filled with your choice of lentils or beef cooked with green peppers, onions and special herbs. and special herbs.
Lentils Sambusa 2.29
Beef Sambusa 2.49
Dabo Colo
wheat nuts made from wheat flour, sugar and salt, with or without red pepper (berbere)
2.49
Katagna
freshly made slightly fried injera, buttered and spiced with red pepper (berbere)
3.19
VEGETARIAN COMBINATION
Vegetarian Combination
our vegetarian platter served with collard greens, split lentils, cracked yellow peas, cabbage and salad.
14.99
Smaller Portion 11.99
Miser Wat
cracked lentils cooked in a spicy red pepper sauce( berbere) served with salad and your choice of cabbage or colllard green
11.99
Smaller Portion 9.99
Kik Alicha
cracked yellow peas cooked in turmeric sauce served with salad and your choice of cabbage or collard greens
10.49
Shiro Wat
regular shiro prepared with beans, onion, pepper and olive oil.
10.99
BEEF DISHES - ENTREES
All Our Entrees Are Served With Injera And Your Choice Of House Salad, Collard Greens, Or Lentils.
Kitfo
lean tender chopped prime beef seasoned with spiced butter and mitmita (powdered small chilli) peppers. served well done, rare or raw per customer request.
13.89
Kifto Special
lean tender chopped prime beef seasoned with spiced butter and mitmita, also served with collard greens and our specially prepared aybe (cheese)
16.99
Kay Wat Ferfer
injera strips mixed with kay wat cooked slowly to absorb the sauce
12.99
Meat Combination
select three out of four meat specialities: kay wat (beef), yebeg wat (lamb) , doro wat (chicken), and yebeg alicha (lamb).
Serving For Two 26.99
Serving For One 17.69
Kay Wat
prime beef cubes simmered in special berbere (red pepper) sauce and seasoned with exotic spices. $12.19 smaller portion.
12.19
Smaller Portion 9.19
Lega Tibs
tender beef cubes sauteed with rosemary, onion and green peppers with a hint of our special seasoned butter
14.59
Abyssinia Special Beef Tibs
strips of beef sauteed with seasoned with butter, fresh onion, tomatoes and rosemary.
16.99
Yawaze Tibs-Beef
strips of beef sauteed in seasoned butter, hot peppers, onions and our special yawaze paste.
13.59
Gored Gored
chunks of raw, fresh beef mixed with seasoned butter and mitmita(powdered small chili peppers)
13.49
LAMB DISHES
Yebeg Alicha
tender pieces of lamb braised very slowly in our special turmeric sauce with a touch of ginger, garlic and green pepper.
15.29
Smaller Portion 12.79
Yebeg Wat
pieces of lamb slowly simmered in spicy red pepper () sauce, garlic, onion and butter
16.29
Smaller Portion 12.79
Abyssinia Special Yebeg Tibs
chunks of lamb sauteed in seasoned butter & garnished with onion, hot pepper tomatoes and rosemary
16.59
Yawaze Tibs-Lamb
lamb pieces sauteed in seasoned butter, yawaze sauce, hot pepper and onoin.
16.69
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Following an afternoon viewing antiquities from ancient civilizations at the Penn Museum (you should visit!); we tried Ethiopian food for the first time at Abyssinia - oh my; 2 inspired choices in the same day! The food was lovely; lots of choices, and with some...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank andrew l
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Food is excellent, but service is between inattentive and awful; and toilet facilities are third-world. Orders taken and filled promptly, then you are ignored. Two "facilities"....the door to one cannot be closed, in the other, the hand dryer is inoperative, and both of them, and...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 19, 2019

The food really is delicious -- and "special" in the sense that Ethiopian food is, in many ways, unlike most other cuisines. Most importantly, and aside from its distinctive character, the various menu items are well prepared and quite flavorful, and the service fine (friendly,...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank larrybard
Reviewed April 2, 2019

This kind-of run-down looking restaurant serves incredibly delicious Ethiopian food. There were five in our party so we ordered three different platters that were served on a giant piece of injera (the spongy bread). There were so many different flavors, but all were delicious. About...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank asp921
Reviewed March 29, 2019

My wife and I walked to Abyssinia from our house for dinner one night. We had always seen the place in our travels but never dropped in for a meal. After a recommendation from a coffee shop across the street we decided to go and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank BK2Philly2
Reviewed January 10, 2019 via mobile

Food and service here are great. Reasonably priced and great for groups. Love nights I get to enjoy Abbysinia.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank ezbert
Reviewed August 13, 2018

We have enjoyed this restaurant twice recently for its delightful spice blends incorporated in dishes that are basically stews served on a pillowy bread. I would recommend one of the combination platters.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Paul S
Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

The place is very rundown and looks like it needs a good cleaning. However, we chose to eat here based on good reviews from friends. We saw quite a few seemingly very happy tables. We ordered the mixed vegetarian plate and the mixed meat plate....More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank mleleanor
Reviewed December 23, 2017

We were a party of five and ordered the meat and fish platters aka "combinations" plus a fish dish and the Doro Wot. Of the four, the Doro Wot was the least delicious but still tasty. One of us felt that it wasn't enough food,...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank PeterWehr
Reviewed September 29, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We shared chicken, beef, and the vegetarian combination. Plenty of food and all delicious.

Date of visit: September 2017
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