At Abesha, time-honoured recipes and the best ingredients are utilised to give guests an incredible dining experience in the heart of Footscray. Healthy and soul-satisfying, Ethiopian cuisine is renowned for it’s usage of unique herbs and spices and its tasty sourdough-style flatbread, injera, which can also be used as an eating utensil. Located on Barkly Street, Abesha is a must-visit for Melbourne’s adventurous diners.
Food was delicious. Service with a smile. Friendly. Cheap. Traditional music set the atmosphere. Be prepared to eat with your hands. Recommended definitely. Easy parking in a side street
Went on a Saturday lunchtime and we were the only 2 there. Food was nice but could have been a bit hotter. Good for big groups.
Upon arriving at Melbourne’s Abesha Ethiopian Restaurant, you’ll be greeted with a smile by one of the restaurant’s friendly servers, who’ll go out of their way to make you feel right at home. And indeed, Abesha on Footscray’s Barkly Street is so relaxed, you may feel as if you’re in a charming home rather than a busy restaurant. Be sure to take a look at the restaurant’s drink menu, with options like delicious ice coffee and even Ethiopian beer and wine, as you wait for your meal to arrive.
Forget about forks and knives, at Melbourne’s Abesha Ethiopian Restaurant, it’s all about eating with your hands. Along with your order, you’ll be given plenty of injera bread, so don’t neglect to use it as the perfect scooping mechanism while chowing down on your meal. Try out the kay watt, a dish made of chopped lamb in an herb sauce with red onions, ginger root, and garlic, or go vegetarian with the shiro wat, pureed split peas with a red pepper sauce, ginger, onion, olive oil, garlic and a mild berbere sauce. Sample it all at Abesha in Footscray – just don’t forget to book ahead!