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Abyssinian Maritim Ethiopian Traditional Restaurant

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Vuga Round about, Next to High Court, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 1682, Tanzania
+255 772 940 556
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
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Wed - Sun 18:00 - 22:00
Wed - Mon 12:00 - 16:00
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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56 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is a real delight with tasteful ambience. Loved the offerings but when tourists like me are out to experience the food with inadequate cash in hand, it becomes difficult as the outlet does not accept credit cards and the nearest ATM is a good walk away. I wish the restaurant be able to cater to todays generation as... More 

Thank Virendsa
Moshi, Tanzania
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Bit of a hike from Stone town centre, but worth the walk. Bit pricey, but food is genuine and very tasty. Service was quick and staff super friendly.

Thank jirih74
Bucharest, Romania
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Like most of the people visiting this place, we (a group of 3 persons) visited this restaurant based on TripAdvisor recommendations. Unfortunately, anyone who has ever visited a decent (not luxury) restaurant, anywhere in the world, can easily notice that everything related to this place is just posh commercial. I honestly cannot understand how this restaurant can get an excellent... More 

Thank AndrewAlx
Lisbon, Portugal
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We never tried Ethiopian food before, so we were excited to try some, while in Stone Town. Found this restaurant on Tripavisor and we weren’t disappointed. The table has a large circular structure, where they serve the dishes. They come with soap and water to wash our hands before and after dinner. They have a wide variety of dishes and... More 

Thank Magnetic_Souvenirs
01082013q, General Manager at Abyssinian Maritim Ethiopian Traditional Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guests, we thank you very much for your kind remarks on our restaurant, on the food and specially on the Ethiopian Coffee. Since Ethiopia is the origin country of coffee (wild varieties), coffee drinking becomes a specialty with a long tradition, combined with local popcorn and insent burning from the local Boswellia tree. We would be glad to welcome... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 January 2017

A bit expensive but the food is top quality and genuine. Ordered a recommended menu for two people and had more than enough to keep us satisfied. The avocado mango lassie is also really good and filling so only order one between two people!

Thank Gita J
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We went here for lunch on a hot day in early January but we got a table in the shade and it was quite comfortable. I ordered a lemon mint juice and it was so refreshing! Food was quite good - we ordered a combination dish with 3 different dishes and the injera felt very fresh. Overall, a very good... More 

Thank Smeeta B
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

The food is average. Combination platters only offer a choice of 3 dishes whereas all the other Ethiopian restaurants I have eaten at will offer at least 5 dishes to sample. Service was unenthusiastic and not attentive. The whole place seemed to lack attention and care.

Thank barbaraglobetrotting
01082013q, Owner at Abyssinian Maritim Ethiopian Traditional Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear guest first of all i want apologize for all discomforting you, i read your review carefully. About the food we real try our best to make happy our guests. Concerning our combination platter we have also the large combination with 5 dishes beef, lamb, chicken, fish and vegetable. combination on the clients choose other Ethiopian restaurants just they offer... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Very nice food, cooked and served in traditional way. The restaurant is situated in a small garden, the service is attentive and of good quality but may be improved at noon. The menu is excellent.

Thank Dan M
Gaborone, Botswana
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

The food is good, no complaints there. The chef obliged our request for a vegetarian fir fir which was great. The service is laughably bad with the low point when one of our party waved at a waiter who froze and turned away and had to be followed before serving the drinks which had been requested multiple times prior to... More 

Thank singh_tera
01082013q, Owner at Abyssinian Maritim Ethiopian Traditional Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear customer, we thank you for your remarks. First we are glad that our food meet your expectations. Secondly we are sorry that our waiter/s did not response immediately to your request; for that in the meantime we have taken already personal consequences. We would be glad to welcome you again in our premises. More 

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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This was my first time having Ethiopian cuisine (my boyfriend had this type of food in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan before). We stumbled upon this restaurant as we wandered around Stone Town. Food was good. We ordered the mixed meat combo and some smoothies. This was one of the more expensive restaurants we ate at on our 3 week "budget" trip through... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Vuga Round about, Next to High Court, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 1682, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 772 940 556

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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