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Abyssinian Maritim Ethiopian Traditional Restaurant
Ranked #17 of 78 Restaurants in Stone Town
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Ethiopian
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Piraeus, Greece
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“a great place”
Reviewed November 6, 2012

loved the small green garden- wish there were less mosquitoes though. The service was very friendly, quick and professional.
There is a big variety of Ethiopian dishes to choose, we ordered a combination of chicken, beef and lamb- on the less hot and spicy side- that came on a huge platter.
No cutlery is used. the bring soft bread rolled like kitchen paper and you cut a piece of bread and use it to scoop the meat and the sauce.
The prices are very good and the coffee presentation at the end really awesome

Visited October 2012
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Nampula, Mozambique
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“divine food”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

after constant recommendations by a friend i finally decided to try this joint out. Oh my oh my I had been missing out. The food is so wonderfully prepared, tastes scrumptious and served hot. I now go there every chance I get and am telling all my friends. If you want exotic value for money food, you ought to eat at this place, its worth every cent.

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Brisbane, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
328 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
“Excellent Ethiopian food”
Reviewed October 30, 2012

We love Ethiopian food, so when we saw this restaurant, we decided to try it out.
We decided to sit indoors as there were some mosquitoes about though the outdoor garden looked lovely.
We were the first at the restaurant, so service was good and we had a friendly waiter. Our drinks orders were taken promptly and we were given a towel to clean our hands.
We decided on one of the mixed plates which included tibs, a favourite of ours. It is not spicy and has a delicious flavour. We had the beef but there is also lamb (not part of a mixed plate). It didn't disappoint.
The custom is to always use one hand when eating Ethiopian, usually your right.
Afterwards we shared a Spris, a layered juice - a speciality of Ethiopia. It was delicious. It included avocado, mango and blackcurrant. A lovely way to end the meal.
We have eaten in restaurants in Addis Ababa and the decor and set-up on stools around a large injera basket was similiar, so it is very authentic.
Highly recommended.

  • Visited October 2012
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
159 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Thoroughly enjoyable”
Reviewed October 7, 2012

I took 23 people of a wedding party in for a meal after I found out a previous place was no good. They catered for us beautifully and whilst the service was a little slow, a group of 23 does put pressure on any restaurant. They coped well and the food was amazing. The choice of dishes is good and we ate in the traditional way. Hope I can go back soon. If you like ethiopian food, this is one to experience.

Visited September 2012
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Varazdin, Croatia
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“very spicy..but good”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

ethiopian food takes getting used to..its really spicy for an europeian palate but otherwise good. the garden you eat in is nice, the service was good and so was ethiopian coffe

Visited August 2012
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