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Abyssinia is a cozy, small restaurant / eatery in Amsterdam Oud-West where all attention is paid to the guests. Here you can taste the atmosphere of the real hospitable Eritrea.

There are candles and napkins on dark brown tables, but cutlery is missing. The food is packed with a piece of injera (a kind of yeast pancake), instead of pinned to a fork.

All dishes are authentic Abyssinian and vary from simple, tasty to festive meals that are eaten at weddings and festivities.

The special spices are characteristic of Eritrean and Ethiopian cuisine. The method of seasoning differs per country and even per region.

The more than 20 (including 10 vegetarian) dishes are generally quite spicy, but some are mildly spiced.

The drinks are also special, from banana beer (Mongozo) from a gourd to honey wine (Mès) from Eritrea / Ethiopia. Or of course a tasteful South African wine.

Abyssinia has its own beer and wine, imported directly from Ethiopia.Wine

Add to this the atmospheric African music and Ethiopian jazz from the 1930s, and you enjoy a unique evening.

It is pleasant all week in the eatery, which can accommodate 35 to 40 people, but it is extra busy from Thursday to Sunday. It is therefore wise to make a reservation on those days.

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  • Monday Open all day
  • Tuesday Open all day
  • Wednesday Open all day
  • Thursday Open all day
  • Friday Open all day
  • Saturday Open all day
  • Sunday Open all day

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