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Abesha Ethiopian Restaurant

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327 Barkly St, Footscray, Maribyrnong, Victoria 3011, Australia
+61 3 9687 0564
17:00 - 00:00
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Sat - Sun 12:00 - 00:00
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Roxby Downs, Australia
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Great food with good Ethiopian beer. We had two omnivores and two vegans that shared a platter each, both were beautifully rich and flavoursome. Service was friendly and efficient. Recommend the beef tartare. There was to much to eat with the two orders. Very cheap and tasty night out.

Thank RandolphCarter1919
Melbourne, Australia
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117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We were here for a friends birthday party and there were eleven of us. Some of us like spicy food and some prefer things tasty, but not so hot. Abesha was able to cater to all of us. We had three share platters and several other dishes to share. This was plenty of food for all and the flavours were... More 

Thank ColinTanya
Melbourne, Australia
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2,332 reviews
607 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 438 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Abesha has reputation for serving better than average African food. Ethiopian restaurants have sprung up by the dozen in Footscray it seems. Abesha is one of the better ones. Eat lots of injera bread it will fill you up. Injera bread is like a big, flat crump, served cold.

Thank Jeffry B
Launceston, Australia
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168 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Met a friend here for dinner. It was my first time having Ethiopian food and it was so good. We had the vegetarian selection and a raw mince dish (I can't remember the name) both were delicious. I was a bit nervous to try the mince as I've never had raw mince before and wasn't sure if like the texture... More 

Thank Sarah2009Ireland
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

My first time having ethiopian food after picking up my boyfriend from work at 10pm on a Sunday night. Didn't expect anything to be open, but found Abesha and decided to give it a shot. At 10.30pm, we were the only people there aside from (presumably) the owner and two friends he was talking with. It was a lovely atmosphere,... More 

Thank Catalina W
Melbourne, Australia
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2,332 reviews
607 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 438 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2016

I have visited a number of Ethiopian restaurants in Footscray, but they have rarely up to the standard of Abesha. A few things. You eat with your fingers, using injera bread to scoop up the various dishes. Injera is Ethiopian bread, sort of like a very big spongy crumpet. It is great for sopping up the dishes, which are somewhat... More 

Thank Jeffry B
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2014 via mobile

Great Ethiopian food as good as you'll find in Footscray. Friendly staff. We love it. Cash only so make sure you have some!

1 Thank Emma L
Seddon, Australia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2014

A nice restaurant that offers something a bit different for the area. I recommend getting the share platter it makes for an enjoyable experience.

1 Thank Scott R
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2013 via mobile

We went on the back of rave reviews from friends, whether the expectations were too high or something else we really didn't enjoy the food. The place in nice enough in a shabby way and the service very pleasant. We went for the chefs platter, a selection of all of the vegetarian dishes served on a number of large pancakes... More 

3 Thank Bluebs
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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49 reviews
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Reviewed 1 November 2012

I recently ate at Abesha and highly recommend it. The food was fantastic, it came quickly and the service was warm and friendly. You have the option to get one big platter for everyone to share together or separate, individual platters. I got the mixed vegetarian platter which I loved - it came with some salad, various differently-spiced lentil dishes,... More 

1 Thank Polpessa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
African, Ethiopian
Restaurant features
Open Hours
12:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 327 Barkly St, Footscray, Maribyrnong, Victoria 3011, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Maribyrnong  >  Footscray
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9687 0564

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?