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Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant

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5352 W 38th St, Indianapolis, IN 46254-2916
+1 317-299-0608
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit to the restaurant, although the first visit was about 10 years ago. we found the food to be excellent and the service to be prompt and courteous. My only issue is that the restaurant does not post its beverages on the menu, making it a challenge to know what is available (alcoholic and non-alcoholic). For... More 

Thank Judy P
Illinois, United States
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

What a great little treasure! We are traveling with two 11-year-olds and one six-year-old. My kids love to explore different types of ethnic foods. This place was very welcoming and very helpful without ordering. We chose this restaurant due to a Groupon however we will definitely be back! Great service and wonderful food.

Thank Dawn S
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I came here with a coupon which made it worth taking the risk. I like Ethiopian food. While I waited for the waitress, several people came in to purchase huge packets of bread - it was the best part of the meal that I ordered. I had two entres (beef and kale combo and red lentils) and two small sides.... More 

Thank Janet L
Canton, Michigan
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64 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

What a great find! I have had Ethiopian food before in Chicago and Michigan suburbs, this was the BEST. When they say spicy, they mean it! Delicious and hearty. We had a veg combo plate and some chicken. Everything was well cooked and steaming hot (I have been to some places in Michigan where some of the dishes - mostly... More 

Thank TheVeggieSeeker
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2016

A wonderful aroma of coffee greeted us at the door. We didn't get any appetizers or soups;. The 6 relatively sophisticated foodies in this group ordered a variety of vegetarian and meat toppings with varying degrees of spiciness, and were delighted to receive two giant flatbreads covered with the assortment. The hungry eaters walked out full and satisfied with the... More 

Thank fishloverdave
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340 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Rated Super authentic eats. The curry was wonderful, lots of variety, they kept the injera coming, and the honeyed wine went down REALLY easy. Staff was friendly, but not very speedy or efficient.

Thank Lisa M
Columbus, Indiana
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

the place doesn't look all that great but when they seat you in that special seating with the cowhide chairs and the circle table that's made for sharing you definitely get excited and the fresh coffee is roasted when you order it and the coffee ritual is just relaxing and everything tastes delicious. Any meat you ordered :lamb or beef... More 

Thank Dawn C
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Mt wife and I visited here ad we had a groupon. My wife was hesitant but we went. I'm so glad we did. We ordered the combo platter which had a variety of items. We will definetly go back.

Thank hodo2002
Carmel, Indiana
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84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

Quiet restaurant that seems to be family run. Wonderful hostess who is helpful with the menu. Loved that we had option for utensils, but we chose to eat with our fingers. Our two dishes were enough for 4 people for a light lunch. #17. Yefeyel Alecha (Tender goat meat sautéed with rosemary, onion and greens pepper served with hot or... More 

Thank mhdaisy
2 reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

This is my absolute favorite place to eat!! They are welcoming and so kind! The food is always delicious and they give you so much!!! You truly get the real Ethiopian experience and the food is never over spiced just the right amount! I always order number (lamb) 22 with a side of collards and I demolish the whole dish... More 

Thank Layia C

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Restaurant Details

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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5352 W 38th St, Indianapolis, IN 46254-2916
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 317-299-0608

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?