Abyssinian Ethiopian Restaurant

533 Farmington Ave, Hartford

$12 for $24 Worth of Ethiopian Cuisine at Abyssinian Ethiopian Restaurant

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High-protein East African flatbread scoops up gluten-free Ethiopian dishes including chicken in butter and ginger sauce

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76 ratings46 reviews
Rating of 1 out of 5 stars
March 18, 2014
The food was very spicy, even though we asked specifically for it not to be. The appetizers were great, but the food left much to be desired. I am glad that I got to experience ethiopian food, but I would not go back.
32 ratings10 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
January 9, 2014
Delicious and friendly!
2 ratings2 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
December 17, 2013
The food was AWESOME. We absolutely loved it! We devoured everything!!! So good. Can't believe we'd never been before. Definitely coming back. The food was very fresh and very flavorful. I ordered the veggie combo and there wasn't anything on there that I didn't love. You have to go!
2 ratings3 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
December 7, 2013
We ordered the chicken sambusa pastry, doro wat and yesega wot be-denish. All the food was tasty, especially the doro wat sauce, though the meats were tough. We were disappointed with the service. The waitress was generally complacent and sat reading at the end of the bar most of the time. I told her we were new to this cuisine, but she seemed disinterested in engaging with us. The website describes ritual handwashing before and after the meal, which I had experienced at the one other Ethiopian restaurant I'd been to - hot towels were offered. None of this was provided, tho we did find wet naps in a dish next to the wall after our meal when we were desperate to clean our fingers.
2 ratings3 reviews
Rating of 1 out of 5 stars
December 7, 2013
Very nice food, but we're disappointed with the server's lack of enthusiasm for our interest in trying your restaurant. We told her we'd driven a long way, but she didn't seem to care - just do a job and be left to read. Your nice website describing the "experience" is misleading given our experience. We did not feel welcomed.
14 ratings8 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
December 4, 2013
Keep up the good work. It would be nice if you could serve lunch as well, particularly on Saturdays and Sundays.
8 ratings7 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
November 20, 2013
Please pay attention when there is a Groupon to reducing the bill accordingly as we didn't receive our discount. (We are not expecting that this can be straightened out at this point,)
3 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
September 29, 2013
have had two great dinners at Abyssinian. Love the gluten free injera option. Can't wait to go again!
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About This Deal

A restaurant meal is incomplete without its after-dinner mint, which cleanses the palate before patrons gnaw a subterranean tunnel home. Chew the scenery with today’s Groupon.

$12 for $24 Worth of Ethiopian Cuisine

The menu includes appetizers such as the spiced-chicken samosa pastry ($6.95) as well as entrees including lentils simmered in pepper sauce ($11.95), lamb with red pepper and ginger ($14.95), and sautéed chicken marinated in lemon ($12.95).

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per table. Reservation required for parties of 3+. Dine-in only. Must purchase a food item. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Cash preferred for any additional purchases. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Abyssinian Ethiopian Restaurant

From alongside steaming ceramic coffee pots, gluten-free Ethiopian and Eritrean dishes at Abyssinian Ethiopian Restaurant radiate imported spices. In the golden glow of wall sconces, sautéed beef and chicken morsels marinate in butter, cardamom, and fresh ginger. Patrons sop up savory remnants with warm injera, an East African flatbread made from high-protein teff flour that lets fingers grab food, unlike trying to grab a frustratingly realistic painting of fruit. Meals flanked by complimentary portions of collards parade to tables, and caterers cruise past with brimming portions for meetings and shindigs.

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