Reviews of Abyssinia Restaurant - Ethiopian & Eritrean Cuisine. (Restaurant) in Calgary (Alberta).
Abyssinia Restaurant - Ethiopian & Eritrean Cuisine
910 12 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1K7, Canada
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I have tried almost every Ethiopian restaurant in Calgary, and Abysinnia is by far THE BEST. The food, the flavours, the portion sizes, and the affordable prices are UNMATCHED. I come for the meat and I'm never disappointed. The owners are so sweet and kind. You'll need to come and try this place!
Jay del Corro
The vegetarian platter is absolutely delicious and generous. I thoroughly enjoyed the food. Great job!
Very nice area with seating and decor. Lots of space for larger groups inside and out. Prices are great and service is friendly. Can take some time to get food but at least it is very fresh. Would recommend checking out. Good can be very spicy beware
I decided to explore other cuisine especially African cuisine. This was a good experience. The food was tasty. My fav was the vegetarian platter all the spices, flavour, colors you won't be disappointed that you didn't get meat. Platter in the pic is a mixture of vegetarian and beef. For the ultimate experience you will be dining with your hands.
Such a wonderful experience! Very hospitable and generous owners! They treated my friends and I with free coffee and popcorn. And the food and environment were top notch! Cant wait to come back again!
Great Ethiopian cuisine experience! The restaurant is big with lots of tables and an outdoor al fresco area with comfy sitting. Ambience was very authentic with Ethiopian music, incense smell, decorative art and beautifully crafted chairs and tables. We ordered the Bere Tibs mild spicy (Beef stew and peppers on tomato sauce). Meat and veggies were tender and flavourful. We also got a veggie platter with different lentils, beans, beets, pickled veggies, all on top of Injera bread. Injera itself taste like sourdough bread. It is a little sour but it compliments the flavour of the stew and veggies. The best thing we ordered is their Bunna Coffee (Coffee Ceremony)!! The presentation was beautiful and it comes with a frankincense to add positive vibes and drama to your Ethiopian coffee experience. The coffee flavour is one of the best we’ve had! Way better than all pretentious hipster cafe in Calgary. All staff were amazing and attentive to our needs. Just take into consideration that it will take a lot of time to prepare your meals and plan ahead! Definitely coming back to try their other stir fried beef and Doro Wot (Chicken stew with egg)!
Really enjoyed the food and friendly staff. Would definitely go back.
The folks who run this restaurant are always warm, hospitable and friendly. The food is among the most flavourful we've ever tasted, and any friends we have brought to Abyssinia loved the experience.
We ordered the 4 serving platter to share with three people. It was so good and the owner kindly answered if we have any questions because it's our first time dining in here. 10/10 would come back here!!
Radek Eryk Bachorz
Tasty food but not the spiciness and hotness level everyone would enjoy. Really liked their traditional coffee serving 'ritual'. Make sure to make a reservation on weekend or holiday as this place gets quite busy.
Noel Cabalteja Barri
Great food and staff. Great place to experience Africa
Extremely delicious. There were 3 of us and we got the 4 people meat and veggie platter, thinking it should be enough. We were wrong. It was more than enough. The portion sizes are extremely generous. Easily could have fed 5 people. Service was excellent and courteous. Highly recommend this place to anyone looking to try something new.
We got the vegetable platter from Abyssinia and it was absolutely incredible! I was so pleasantly surprised, such authentic Ethiopian food and ingredients were fresh and delicious. One of my favourite spots in Calgary, would definitely recommend!
currently Best place in town for Ethiopian dishes. Very flavorful. Its beecome very popular amongest the foreigners and of course the Ethiopians and Eritreans. due to its continued popularity its service at times is slow and one can wait up to 45 to 50 minutes to get your food.
Awesome restaurant and great service. We had this awesome combination platter and very tasty (spicy too). Kudos to the owner who hires newcomers to Canada. Supporting new Canadians and Black owned businesses is so important. We would highly recommend this restaurant and a little patience with the staff will go a long way.
Excellent food and vegan options. Their vege platter is soooooo yummy! Tons of flavour and good for 2 people.
I was craving Ethiopian food again, so I brought along a few friends to try it for the first time. the food is. so. good. we had what was recommended to us. we think the lady who taught us a bit about the food and culture is the owner? she's so welcoming, and was more than willing to answer our questions!! highly recommend coming here. can't wait to come back :)
If any one interested eating tantalizing Ethiopian spicy food, plz visit this place .
That was SO good. Definitely recommend.
Tasty Tasty!!! Flavourful! Great variety! Great space! Stellar service! Go!
I have no words 😋 Very Very delicious Food we will come again and again ❤
We went here to try food different than usual and it was the best choice we could have made. The lady that took care of us was super friendly and took the time to explain the menu and make suggestions, even though she was very busy. It was our first time eating Ethiopian food, so can't talk about how authentic it is...but it is delicious! We will be back!
Amazing food and great service.
Tonight we experienced our best takeout of 2020! This year has been a roller-coaster for so many and I imagine as much for the Abyssinia team as any. Somehow they poured their hearts onto our plates with the most incredible ensemble of seasonal, local veggies and perfectly tender, seasoned meats. I’ve travelled Ethiopia and can say that this food is AUTHENTIC! You need to cancel your dinner plans tonight and order the “Trays for Multiples - MAHIBERAWI” Sit back and wrap that sweet love in a piece of wonderful injeera! Thank you so much for our warm bellies and full hearts!! Amazing!
The service is really nice and very polite. I haven’t tried Ethiopian food before and the waitress help out a lot and gave recommendations. It was a wonderful new experience.
One of my favourite Ethiopian restaurants in Calgary. The food is delicious and aesthetically pleasing. Unlike other restaurants who try and cater the taste and seasoning to be generally accepted by most, this restaurant stays traditionally true in flavour. It's a must for anyone looking for an authentic Ethiopian food experience. Delicious Ethiopian food! We had the vegetarian platter (for 2) which was great. Nice variety of dishes with one that had a good level of spice. We also got the fish goulosh which was perfectly spicy, salty and very flavourful. Will come again for sure.
The place is a must go, the food is delicious and savory. Spicy yet you can feel all the flavors as the food melts on your mouth. The portions may seem small but they fill you up! The server was extremely nice and welcoming and helped example almost everything on the menu. The highlight of the meal was the stuffed Jalapeno Appetizers, however the plate was devoured before I had a chance to take a picture. The mains came on a big platter. For the mains order the Shiro Wat & the Siga Tibs. The Shiro Wat was more spicy but the Tibs had much more flavor and taste. To make it an Ethiopian experience, ordered the Coffee Party. And the presentation was beautiful, and the coffee is amazing if you into coffee. -1 was it took about 1hr to get the food and about 30 minutes to get the coffee. But worth the wait...
An absolute treat and a feast. Service is relaxed and informal which felt great. The flavours are quite awesome and all over. In a multitude of dishes we had a little heat, a little bitter, or tart, or vinegar or savory or spices ...all well balanced. A real adventure.
So good! A very cool, family-style experience!
Vegan options, delicious food
For a great authentic taste of Ethiopia food in Calgary one must visit the Abyssinia restaurant. A delicious selection of meet, stew,, and vegetarian dishes that are very flavourful and represent the wonderful cuisine of Ethiopia. I highly recommended this restaurant. Must try.
My wife and I came across this place by accident and decided to have a bite. We were so impressed by the taste . The best food we ever had . Highly recommend. The service was very impressive
Nice place good food. We eat firfir (scrap of enjera bread). It's just wow and I found there my favorite beer st. Jorege
African Fest USA
This beautiful Gem open after I moved out from Calgary, I went there just to check and I found it extremely amazing! The food is soooooooo delicious Great customer service, clean, reasonable price Highly recommended!!!!
gebe ke 22
Really nice am not expect like this but it's become number one restaurant in Calgary
Food is phenomenal. Absolute best platter I’ve ever had. I wish they could open a restaurant in Vancouver. Will have to just come here ever time I visit Calgary. Vegan menu available. Huge portions - if you leave hungry that’s on you.
A friend took me here on Saturday evening. It was my first experience with Ethiopian food. I loved everything! The food was very delicious, the atmosphere was amazing and the staff were very patient with me. My friend speaks Amharic and he made an excellent translator. I will definitely dine here again.
Absolutely amazing food & service. I have been twice and can’t wait to go back with more friends. Incredible food - so much flavour in every bite. Really nice atmosphere. You will love it
This place is the best. It is the best Ethiopian food I’ve had. The vegan options are amazing and their veggie platter is so massive that I always have to take half of it home and eat it for another meal. The people who work there are super friendly. The coffee ceremony is great too. I will always keep coming back.
Great food. Friendly service
The best Ethiopian restaurant in calgary. I really love the food
What a marvelous place to dine. Abyssinia is the only Ethiopian restaurant where my sisters and I choose to dine. Once we had an event, they organized beyond our expectations. Waitress go above and beyond to satisfy customers. The owner always have pleasant and welcoming manner. Love the food and love the service. I am not speaking only for myself, but on behalf of my sisters as well. Would be a pleasure to take friends to Abyssinia, in fact, can't wait to show them. Thank you for all your service, Kudos to the owner and servers!
This is a real gem of a restaurant and it's a wonderful cultural experience. The food is awesome, the beautiful decor (along with the round tables) makes you feel like you are a prince/princess in Ethiopia, the owner is a very kind lady, and the price is very reasonable. We were very full afterwards, especially after ordering extra (and very delicious) injera bread. :) I'm sure the meat dishes are great too but I'm always amazed at how Ethiopian food can make vegetables taste so good. Please go out and support them. We need more family-owned, delicious, unique, and reasonably priced restaurants like this. God bless them. :)
Dined-in and done take out. The food is consistently spectacular. Friendly staff and service along with large portions.
This place is the to go place for my friends and I, nice atmosphere, location, amazing art! Very friendly fun staff, nice music, kid friendly. Food is great!, as long as you stay away from their Veggie dishes which are horrible! Food is quite pricey compared to the other Ethiopian restaurants in town. Great place but pricey :D
had the veggie platter, everything was amazing And still amazing when i heated up the leftovers the next day Staff and atmosphere were great I'll be back soon
They have an amazing Ethiopian food that in the hall Calgary she is very good cooker and smart one I love the dishes do perfect and super delicious
Amazing service! Had a craving for Ethiopian food and they were the only place in the city who actually had everything advertised on their menu. Great staff, impeccable actually and the atmosphere was warm and cozy. Was a very busy night> wait time was minimal & they serve traditional coffee while you wait and even had a small seating area so you were not left to stand outside or in the doorway. Definitely will be going back!
Absolutely one of the best eating experiences I've ever had. When the restaurant is filled with 99% Ethiopian people, you know it's going to be awesome! The coffee ceremony to the main course, the writting on the wall, the ambiance, just amazing. I cant wait to take more people here. Great place!
Delicious Ethiopian food! We had the vegetarian platter (for 2) which was great. Nice variety of dishes with one that had a good level of spice. We also got the fish goulosh which was perfectly spicy, salty and very flavourful. Will come again for sure.
It was my first time trying Ethiopia food, the lady at the restaurant was very helpful. Food was delicious, amazing flavor, and great customer service. I will definitely be back :)
Bringer of Life
Best Ethiopian food ever!! ask for the coffee at the end you won't regret it... music is amazing and if you bring your kids they have an all Disney old cartoon channel so they also have fun. the ambient is great and facilities are very comfy.
We had a delicious Ethiopian vegan dinner at Abyssinia. As soon as we said we were vegans, the woman told us what we could have. Since this was our first time there while vacationing in Canada, she suggested the vegetable platter for two to share. The platter was not only incredibly delicious but it was also beautiful in presentation. Actually, the amount of food was very generous, and actually one of the platters would have been enough for both of us. No Ethiopian beer the night we were there, but beer tasted very good with the spicy food. Highly recommend if you are in the area.
Super good customer service and the food is great, second time there and definitely will come back.
This may be the best Ethiopian food I've ever had! Absolutely fantastic place and modern (loved the arts on the wall and wood work) , homey , and above all the food is super amazing... The portions were huge and you can see the food being made fresh and from scratch. The server were so polite and the owner is down to earth. She offered us free coffee.
Amazing service and food! Highly recommend the Gura T'ibs, a dish created by the owner which is a great introduction to Ethiopian cuisine for those still new to it. The ambiance and decor were very authentic and the owner's hospitality was the cherry on top.
Oh my gawd!!!! So freakin amazing best Sushi in Red Deer!! Affordable, great atmosphere, delicious Sushi. Lots of selection on the menu. They do have food other than Sushi if sushi ain't your thing. Waitresses were very friendly, helpful and courteous. Lots of seating, street parking..within walking distance to the ever popular "Ross street Patio".
The most amazing food ever. The service was great . Highly recommend
Their food is good but their customer service is so bad, they leave you stranded at the door with nobody talking to you and sit you down
Amazing food and service, will definitely be back!! The owner and chef was a very kind and personable women who made an effort to engage with us. Without a doubt, some of the best Ethiopian food I have ever had! Very clean and well organized as well. HIGHLY RECOMMEND
I came here with about 15 friends for a party and it was excellent! They were really accommodating of our large group, including dietary restrictions like gluten free and vegetarian. The food came quickly and was excellent, and the price was really reasonable. A couple of people had the coffee ceremony and it was incredible. I would definitely recommend this place!
Absolutely amazing! My boyfriend and I came here around 10:30pm last night looking for vegan food and the restaurant was already closed. However, just as we were about to walk away, the owner walked up to the restaurant and found us standing in the cold trying to find other food options, and she opened the door just for us and insisted that we stay for dinner! She was so warm and kind, and gave us some of the best customer service either of us had ever experienced. We ordered the veggie platter, which was incredible! There were so many bold and diverse flavors. My boyfriend and I were blown away by this experience and highly recommend that you eat here.
This has been the finest dining experience of my life. We're talking homemade food, we're talking world class service, we're talking an atmosphere fit for a king. The food is so good it makes me want to slap my own grandmother.
Best customer service and good food!! Would totally recommend this place
Absolutely amazing for and environment. We have been to Ethiopia, this is the real deal
We love Ethiopian food so for Valentines day 2020, we tried this place. Had the mixed veggie platter and beef cubes. Absolutely delicious and the service was excellent even though it was very busy. I highly recommend Abyssinia!
Best habash restaurant, my favorite is the Gurage tebs!! Really yami
A great place to eat 😋, can't really complain about anything. I didn't know anything about the food, they took time to explain and show me
Great food. Lovely staff and customers. There was a real community feel to this place. And the food was great! There is a great platter option if you're not familiar with the cuisine and want to try a few things
Whether dine in or take out, their food is consistently great. Easily my partner and I favorite Eri-Ethio restaurant in the city.
Authentic. Tasty. Great service. Great patio. Great vibes. Very friendly. Go to Ethiopian spot.
Definitely the best in calgary ! Amazing food and flavors! I also love their coffee! Leave a bit of extra time because good food takes time so have patience and enjoy it :)
Great authentic Ethiopian food, portions are large but super delicious. Injera was really good too. Can't wait to go back for the coffee ceremony!
The food was good but the bathroom could have been cleaner. There was a lot of "hair" in the sink. The toilet seat had dried pee which look like it has been there for a while. They often say the bathroom reflects the cleanliness of a kitchen, I hope they keep an eye out to maintain this.
First time eating Ethiopian food and overall it was amazing. The menu has a helpful glossary to explain some terms yyou maybe unfamiliar with and its pretty straightforward. The waitress was very helpful in explaining the food to us, but what takes the cake is the flavour of chick pea stew. 10/10 will come back.
Good ambience and tasty food. Takes you to Ethiopia with the smell of incense and coffee. Food quantity and so far good consistency with taste and quality.
Best ethiopian experience I’ve ever had! Super friendly! Amazingly delicious food, and such a great atmosphere!
Since discovering this place a few months ago we have gone atleast 5 times with my girlfriend, very tasty food, good prices, kind staff and environment. highly recommended
This place slaps. If it's your first time, tell them and they'll take your taste buds to another dimension. Trust. Customer service was prime, the hosts were personal and kind. The place is quite warm - perfect for Calgary. No utensils allowed ;)
Their Vegetarian Platter is very good and filling. Definitely 3 people can share two platters. One of the best Ethiopian Restauarant in Calgary
This place takes you to Africa.. There's an Afrikaans/Dutch word for the vibes here: "gezellig", which captures the feelings of warmth, joy, and being with your loved ones. The food and coffee flavors made you feel like you are in the heart of Ethiopia.
I'd never had Ethiopian or Eritrean food before but I'd definitely recommend it. This place was awesome, really nice service, food was so good!! Can't recommend enough.
The owner of this restaurant, who cooks the food herself, is an incredible person. She spoke with us for a while about the food and her personal journey; if you want to support a local business that deserves your money, go here!
The Gurage Tibs is ONE OF A KIND! MAYBE THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER EATEN! TAKE YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS HERE AND THEY WILL LOVE IT! EVEN MY WHITE FRIENDS LOVED THE FOOD!
A for Amran
I celebrated my daughter birthday here it was good enough for small group of people. They have good service and great food. It is also very convenient Ethiopian restaurant for the people that lives in downtown area. Keep it up.
They have nice food 😁
This place gave out meals after covid to give appreciation to the community....food was great!
Great Ethiopian experience! Tried the shared meat plate with injera and various meat and chicken dishes. Fabulous!! Place was very busy and we were served in a timely and courteous manner.
Great tasting food, reminds me of my parent's cooking. I will be definately back.
The food is amazing. Always new things to try
Service was pleasant, presentation was impressive. But I gotta say, Ethiopian food is not for everyone. It was my first time trying this cuisine and I found it way too different.
The food is excellent: wonderfully tasty and beautifully presented. The staff are friendly, helpful and welcoming. The decor and ambiance are lovely. We'll definitely be going back.
The food was amazing with large portions. Good service and a clean facility. We will totally come back!
Food is great, served fresh. Maybe that’s the reason it’s takes way too long before it’s on your table. That’s why I gave it 3 stars.