Abyssinia - Lausanne

Rue du Valentin 14, 1004 Lausanne Switzerland Map
Average price CHF30.00
8,4 /10
583 reviews
121 reviews

About the restaurant Abyssinia - Lausanne

L'AFRIQUE TRADITIONNELLE - Tout près de la place et de l’église de la Riponne à Lausanne, laissez-vous tenter par une escale africaine, direction l’Éthiopie ! Au restaurant Abyssinia, on se régale de spécialités authentiques dans un cadre boisé et ultra-typique. Dépaysement et ensoleillement assurés…

CUISINE CONVIVIALE - Ici, on déguste ses petits plats avec les doigts ! Samboussa, tartare de bœuf éthiopien, émincé d'agneau au poivre exotique ou cuisses de poulet au paprika, tous ces mets épicés sont servis sur l’anjera, la fameuse crêpe à partager avec toute la tablée.

SERVICE CONTINU - Parfait pour un petit creux à toute heure de la journée, ce lieu hautement recommandé propose aussi d’accueillir vos groupes de potes endiablés ou d’organiser des événements privés.

Restaurant prices

Average à la carte price
(average à la carte price based on a two-course meal excluding drinks)

Drink prices

  • CHF4.70
    Bottle of mineral water
  • CHF4.00
    Glass of wine
  • CHF20.00
    En flaske vin
  • CHF12.00
    Glass of champagne
  • CHF3.40
Prices and menu can change. Those prices don't take into account any promotion and are VAT included.

How to get to the restaurant Abyssinia - Lausanne

How to get there?

  • Public transports
    Bus et métro (arrêt Riponne)
  • Specific directions to get there
    Tout près de la Riponne
  • Car park Parking de la Riponne

Opening time

Service continu de 11h15 à 22h30 (tous les jours)


  • Mastercard , Visa
  • Privatisable (80 maximum number of guests.)
  • Bar , Can be privatized , Continuous service , English spoken , Gay friendly , Handicap accessible , Pets allowed , Wifi
Very good
8,4 /10
Only clients who have dined at the restaurant, after booking on TheFork, can leave their opinion.
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Value for price
Noise level
Waiting time
14/583 reviews
Lalita J. Adventurer (1 review) 10 /10
  • Meal date : 6 Sep 2016
Good food and service
Soleille S. Explorer (4 reviews) 9 /10
  • Meal date : 23 Jun 2016
Delicious food !!! Take the vegetarian big dish Very kind waiters (they gave me more food in my doggy bag !) and it is (or looks) very authentic. I would recommend this place !
Alain L. Foodie (43 reviews) 8,5 /10
  • Meal date : 16 May 2016
I had a menu it was good, next time I will take only one dish otherwise is too much, could not finish the plate
Jun G. Explorer (3 reviews) 7,5 /10
  • Meal date : 13 Mar 2016
Food was very good. Slow service.
Bertil C. Adventurer (1 review) 8 /10
  • Meal date : 28 Feb 2016
The tasting menu was really good: an authentic Ethiopian experience in the centre of Lausanne.
Joseph G. Explorer (2 reviews) 10 /10
  • Meal date : 19 Feb 2016
Delicious food and great service !
Rhiannon G. Conqueror (6 reviews) 4,5 /10
  • Meal date : 5 Nov 2015
Meat was very chewy for a stew and difficult to eat, some of the staff were great, others not so good.
Sylvin Z. Foodie (19 reviews) 6 /10
  • Meal date : 7 Aug 2015
It was expensive for what we got.
Gabriele D. Adventurer (1 review) 9 /10
  • Meal date : 15 Jun 2015
Great atmosphere and real Ethiopian food experience, for a little price. Very reccomended.
Damian S. Adventurer (1 review) 5,5 /10
  • Meal date : 17 May 2015
The restaurant was almost empty but still it was pretty noisy (staff people were talking loudly). The food was decent but if I had to pay the regular price for it then it would be way too expensive (we had 50% discount). The waiter was OK, possible to communicate in english with him. In general I wouldn't say this place was great, but it was not bad as well. Good to visit it once, just out of curiosity.
Gianluca S. Adventurer (1 review) 5 /10
  • Meal date : 20 Feb 2015
Ok but nothing special
Giuseppe F. Foodie (19 reviews) 9 /10
  • Meal date : 6 Nov 2014
It's the second time I came to Abyssinia. And will come back again. Nice environment and different from the usual restaurants. Had lot of fun with friends and enjoyed the food. And with the La Forchette discount, the price is unbelievable.
Vinita S. Adventurer (1 review) 9,5 /10
  • Meal date : 17 Aug 2014
Excellent place, genuine Ethiopian cooking and atmosphere, tasteful decore. Friendly service.
Joshua W. Explorer (3 reviews) 6,5 /10
  • Meal date : 11 Jul 2014
The food was good, very filling, samosas were excellent but the waiting times were a bit long and the staff inattentive
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