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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
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12:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 18:00 - 22:00
Wed - Mon 12:00 - 16:00
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Lisbon, Portugal
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

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Thank Gita J
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Smeeta B
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37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank barbaraglobetrotting
Brussels, Belgium
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Dan M
Gaborone, Botswana
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank singh_tera
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

You need to have plenty of time to visit this restaurant. The delicious food is served at a leisurely pace, with ceremony, and is worth the wait.

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Thank liz572016
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Amazing experience - beautiful decor, good service and fabulous food shared with injera (Ethiopian bread).

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Thank Clare A
addo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed the food here, it also has a great ambience . The staff are also very friendly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 16:00
18:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?