Abyssinia is a small, cosy restaurant in the western part of Amsterdam where they give all attention to the guests. Here you'll find the true hospitable Eritrea.
On darkbrown tables are candles and napkins, but you don't find any cutlery. Food is picked up with Enjera (a kind of pancake) instead of a fork.
All dishes are authentic Abyssinian and vary from simple, tastefull to rich dishes which are eaten at weddings and festivities.
Characteristic of Eritrea and Ethiopia cooking are the special spices. The way spices are used differ from country and even from region.
The over 20 (among 10 vegetarian) dishes are generally pretty hot, but some are mildly spiced.
Special are the drinks, like bananabeer (Mongozo) from a calabash or honeywine (Mès) from Eritrea/Ethiopia. Or a tasty south-african wine of course.
Abyssinia has its own beer from the Harar Brewery, directly imported from Ethiopia. Hakim Stout Hakim Stout is a dark beer full of taste. Also you can taste Harar pale lager, a regular beer.
Added with original African music and Ethiopian jazz from the thirties you will enjoy an unique evening.