Thursday, January 23, 2014

Abesha Ethiopean Restaurant

327 Barkly Street
VIC 3011

Although it's not far from home, we hadn't ever visited Abesha until deciding to try it recently on a Saturday. The colour scheme is certainly true to the country of origin.

Inside the decor is fairly basic, but there are quite a few African touches, and the clientele was mixed.

Behind our table there was a coffee set.

There were a couple of imported Ethiopian beers options on the menu, and we and enjoyed refreshing our memory of both.

The menu (which I couldn't find online so have included below) features a range of Ethiopian dishes, some of which were familiar, some less so.

We shared the vegetable sambusa's as an entree, which was served with a sour cream dip.

The crisp pastry enclosed a satisfying lentil heavy filling.

The Abesha special features a range of dishes served on injera. The kay watt, of chopped lamb in a berber sauce, red onion, garlic and ginger and the alicha wat worked well with the range of veggie and lentil based dishes.

I had the vegetarian combo with a large serve of the rich yemiser wat lentil stew and six other unique other flavours.

The bill including four beers was just over $50. The service was friendly and the atmosphere relaxed, with some groups sharing drinks and others also eating. We certainly left feeling heavy bellied and may well return.

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  1. Thanks for the review, I want to try the beer and the veggie platter.

    1. many australians its almost leaving their comfort zone when first trying african restaurant since they r not used to seeing black own restaurant haha afro australians r newest immigrants indeed lol