Abyssinia Ethiopian Cuisine

2801 W. Ball Rd.
Anaheim, CA 92804
714-826-8859

Details

  • Daily, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Catering
  • Reservations Accepted
Abyssinia is an Ethiopian restaurant in Anaheim. Though the menu can be impenetrable—with about 25 different items that all sound similar—zero in to the Traditional Combo, which is the platter everyone orders. It’s essentially an Ethiopian cuisine greatest-hits sampler, served in portions that serve two, three or five. At the center will be a bowl of yedoro wot—a single chicken drumstick and one hard-boiled egg simmered in a thick, brick-red stew made by boiling down sweet red peppers to silk. Orbiting it will be the other dishes in small hills. There will be awaze tibs, strips of beefsteak sautéed in butter with onions, green peppers, tomato and berbere—the Ethiopian spice blend equivalent to garam masala. There will be two kinds of lentils, one sweet and one savory; a chopped iceberg salad with tomatoes and diced jalapeños dressed in Italian dressing; and, best of all, a homey stir-fried cabbage-and-carrot dish you could eat by the bucketful.

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