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Abyssinian Maritim Ethiopian Traditional Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 73 Restaurants in Stone Town
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: African, Ethiopian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Edinburgh, UK
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100 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Worth finding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

This restaurant was on the other side of stone town from our hotel but after searching on trip advisor we decided to seek it out. Very glad we did. We had one of the suggested combos towards the back of the menu for tsh35000. Everything in it was delicious, particularly the lentils which were quite like an Indian daal. For those not familiar with Ethiopian food, note that everything is eaten with your hands using the large savoury pancake which the food is served on so best enjoyed with close friends and possibly not for a romantic meal!

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great little restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

This place was a great find in Stone Town. Excellent food and attentive service.

First time I've had 'real' Ethiopian food and it was great

Visited January 2013
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“Best restaurant in Stone Town by a mile.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant cannot be missed.

If you're a fan of Ethiopian cuisine you'll be extremely impressed by the authenticity, decor, flavours and presentation. If you've never tried Ethiopian food then you must do yourself a favour and try it here.

My partner and I shared a vegetarian combination and every element was brilliant. All staff are wonderful and are always there when you need them but you never feel as though they are waiting over you.

It's a good sign when you look around a restaurant and see all tables filled with smiles and laughter.

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01082013q, Manager at Abyssinian Maritim Ethiopian Traditional Restaurant, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Dear valued Guest thank you for your recent review to tell the world about your experience Ethiopian tradtional dishes in zanzibar at our resturant. We look for ward to see you again in your next trip to Zanzibar.
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Deinze, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice place and good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

This is the best food we got in 9 days Zanzibar. You eat with your hand. Sunday evening they have special price for roasted meat. 8 dollar. Very nice spiced food. A lot of vegetables.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Borja V
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01082013q, Manager at Abyssinian Maritim Ethiopian Traditional Restaurant, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Dear guest thank you for taking your time to tell the world about your experience Ethiopian tradtional dishes in zanzibar at our resturant .we look for ward to serve you in your next trip to Zanzibar. Thank you.
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Moscow
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“Simply delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

There is a great variety of restaurants in Stone Town in Zanzibar, but it is very hard to find a really good place. We were 5 people including 2 kids (5 and 12). The plan was to find a place which serves nice food and vine (NOTE! not all places have alcohol license). So taking a look on trip advisor rating we decided to give this place a chance. After a 2 minute taxi ride we were there. From the very first step we felt like we got what we were looking for. A nice patio type open air restaurant. Quiet and not irritating music. Even it was Sunday evening we got a nice table, but it was one of the last ones. The food was amazing, the Chef came out and discussed the menu for kids. They got nice beef with egg and enjoyed the every piece. They serve the food on big tray which is covered by a large pan cake type bread and everything is eaten with hands. You can ask for a fork and knife, but we did not - by hands it was tastier! Do not forget the coffee in the end - it is also something to enjoy to very final drop! The prices are moderate. For 5 people we spent 80 $ including beer and a bottle of vine. Recomend to everyone!

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Thank Konstantin R
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01082013q, Manager at Abyssinian Maritim Ethiopian Traditional Restaurant, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Dear Guest,
We are greatful for the nice words about our restaurant.It motivate us to work harder.we look for ward to serving you in your next trip to Zanzibar.
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