Abyssinia Restaurant and Cafe

842 E. Indian School Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85014


  • 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday; 1 to 10 p.m. Sunday
Abyssinia Restaurant and Café is a small Central Phoenix restaurant specializing in traditional Ethiopian fare. The menu offers vegetarian and meat dishes expertly prepared with typical Ethiopian seasonings like red chile-spiced berbere, spiced butter, ginger and cardamom. The veggie combo platter, featuring heaps of misir wot (spicy red lentils) and tikel gomen (stewed cabbage, carrots and potatoes), is a crowd-pleaser. Meat highlights include zil zil tibs, strips of beef lightly marinated in red wine and sautéed in ghee, and doro wot, a chicken curry that is as complex as it is delicious. The restaurant offers a short Ethiopian coffee ceremony that is a touch exotic, but will remind you of the simple pleasures of enjoying a strong cup of joe in good company.

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