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Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant

229 S 45th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2918
+1 215-387-2424
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good41%
  • Average22%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“injera” (7 reviews)
“meat combo” (2 reviews)
“bread” (5 reviews)
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10:00 - 00:00 Hours
African, Ethiopian
229 S 45th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2918
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Reviewed 13 August 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 PaulSmithiii
Reviewed 3 April 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 23 December 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 Peter W
Reviewed 29 September 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
Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Our first, closest choice, was closed, but we found Abyssinia open and ready to rock at 5PM. This is a local spot, street parking, corner location. It's not too up to date, but that would probably drive prices up so it's a wash. It's fine....More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank livinintha
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Before my girl and I went to eat here I was curious about whether or not Abyssinia had anything to do with the speakeasy found just above. Well let me clear things up. Abyssinia is a dive bar in west philly with great Ethiopian food...More

Date of visit: April 2017
2  Thank Jamie O
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

The food was great. It brought back so many memories for my sister and me. This place is a must to come visit. They have great Ethiopian food.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Martine M
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Can't beat the tasty Veggie and meat combos with dried beef tips - fresh Teff Injera included. For about $10 per person, you can eat your fill of yummy slightly spicy Dishes. The decor isn't anything to write home about and the service is ok....More

Date of visit: January 2017
Thank Jenna P
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Our oldest son took us to this restaurant as we like to try new foods and get a feel of another culture. We ordered some of the foods to share so we could try more flavors of these dishes. I like the awesome bread and...More

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank 11genep
Reviewed 15 March 2016

I experienced Abyssinia this past weekend with friends. Cute restaurant in a rowhouse in Philadelphia. You walked upstairs to reach the restaurant. The food was interesting and although I didnt care for the 'bread', my friends loved it. The lamb and rice was amazing. Service...More

Date of visit: March 2016
Thank devilish_patsy
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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Average prices
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
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Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 229 S 45th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2918
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > University City
  • Neighbourhood: University City
  • Phone Number: +1 215-387-2424
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