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Jan Pieter Heijestraat 190, 1054 MN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 683 0792
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible6%
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“injera” (4 reviews)
“banana beer” (2 reviews)
“pancakes” (5 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 23:00All hours
African, Ethiopian
$$ - $$$
Jan Pieter Heijestraat 190, 1054 MN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Three of us went dinner. We picked three different dishes to share. We were all in agreement that the food was very good. We also had the Ethiopian red wine which was perfectly fine. It was a really great experience in a nice atmosphere.

Thank EastPier
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Extremely laid back place near to the city centre. There were 6 of us and we tried a lot of dishes from the menu. Everything is super savory and delicious. The food is very aromatic and you can choose from an array of meat, fish...More

Thank Nalini R
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Stumbled across this place on the way back to our hotel, and can confidently say we were not disappointed at all!! Having never eaten Ethiopian food before did not know what to expect....so we ordered the mixed meat dish along with a fish main as...More

Thank VandM16
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Not a child friendly place. We had to leave, as the waiter ignored us pointedly and complained that our 1.5 year old did not stay in her seat. Better Ethiopian restaurants with real ethiopian hospitality are not far from Abyssinia.

Thank pabloneco
Reviewed 1 October 2016

this restaurant is truly the worst. Horrible service and tasteless food. The night we were there they were completely understaffed which resulted in me trying to get the waiters attention for 15 minutes. When he came i was apparently just looking at my phone so...More

Thank balimamma
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I am a big fan of eating with your hands, so the place was perfect for me. The staff is very very friendly, which is a rarity in Amsterdam, service is quick and the atmosphere deserves 100 out of 5 points! I would avoid the...More

Thank Marina N
Reviewed 21 September 2016

When you walk in the smell of warm spiced fill your lungs. There's traditional art work and decor. The lighting is dark and calming. The food is delicious! We're vegan and they have a few delicious dishes to choose from! It is served in traditional...More

Thank LaceyMM1017
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We were here a few years ago and had a nice experience with friends. At that time we just asked them to make a big plate with all kind of selections. We always planned to go back there but never got around to it, until...More

1  Thank john m m
Reviewed 4 September 2016

I went to this restaurant in 2013 and it was so good I took my friends there on this trip, we all loved it! Really cool decoration and vibe, the food is amazing, we ordered all the mild dishes and it was fine for the...More

Thank Traveena
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We went to the Abyssinia late in the evening, past 9. The atmosphere is laid-back and wonderful. From the outside, we thought it was closed, because the lights inside were dimmed. We ordered the vegetable combo on injerah, plus a fish dish. The injerah was...More

Thank Marie-Claire S
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jan Pieter Heijestraat 190, 1054 MN Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam
  • Phone Number: +31 20 683 0792
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