Abyssinia Cairo

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Abyssinia – East-African gem

The restaurant is back, redecorated and full of goodies you can purchase.

For all East Africans and East African cuisine enthusiasts out there, Abyssinia should get on top of your list. In a quiet street away from the loud streets of Giza you will find this valuable place where Sara (the owner) will greet you with the biggest smile. The meals there are like a journey to the horn of Africa, where you will probably order the combination meal. This meal consists of the base, Injera, covered with Shiro, Kitfo, Okulut, Zigni and some green salad on the side.

If you are not into spicy food -your loss-, ask Sara to prepare for you yoghurt on the side to take care of your tongue. As for the spicy cheerers, Zigni and Shiro will do you good, however, if you are a vegetarian, you can ask to place the meaty orders on one side of the tray and the other side can be all yours.

After finishing up your meal, your digestive trick would be a kick of herbal coffee knows as Jebena in the East, with scented smells filling up the air around you.

Last but not least, the restaurant acts as a craft shop for handmade goodies from Ethiopia and can host big gatherings and parties.

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Details about this spot



El-Hassaniy 20, Cairo

Telephone number


Opening Times

12:00 - 00:00 daily


Meal & coffee: LE 200
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)