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About Abyssinia

In an unassuming building among the red-brick residential houses on Leeds’ Ashley Road is some of the Midland’s finest Ethiopian food. Called Abyssinia, named after the ancient East African Kingdom, this laid-back restaurant serves up a wide variety of Ethiopian specialties at affordable prices. Huge portions and amazing flavours make this restaurant’s cuisine stand out, and the friendly staff makes guests feel just like family. Healthy and filling, the cuisine at Abyssinia in Harehills is out of the ordinary, in the best possible way.

Opening Times

Open today - Opens at 11:00 am
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm


12 Ashley Road, Harehills
Leeds LS9 7AB

Menu Highlights



Lega Tibs

Tender lamb fried with garlic, ginger and tomato

Bozena Shiro

Spiced chickenpea stew with piece of lamb

Awaze Tibs

Spicy lamb fried in "Awaze" sauce mixed with crumbs of injera (fairly hot)

More about Abyssinia, Leeds

Vegans and meat lovers alike are raving about the unique specialties on offer at Leeds’ Abyssinia on Ashley Road. The perfect cuisine for sharing, food from the Ethiopian kitchen is healthy and delicious. With a variety of dips and stews served atop an amazing sourdough flatbread called injera, it makes for a unique dining experience which allows guests to feel comfortable eating with their hands. Best shared with great friends or family, Ethiopian is ideal for sampling due to the large portions and the many different options.

The decor in Abyssinia is simple but charming, allowing diners to fully focus on the food in front of them rather than their surroundings. Vegans and vegetarians feel well taken care of at this cosy establishment, with plenty of veg-friendly stews and wat on offer. For meat eaters, tibs are a common specialty. Made of sauteed meat with vegetables, ranging from mild to spicy, it’s perfect for eating with a large helping of injera. The perfect restaurant for showing your date how cultured you are, a trip to Abyssinia in Leeds’ Harehills makes for an exciting culinary experience that won’t soon be forgotten.

10 Abyssinia Reviews

10 Reviews
Value for money:Great value
Noise levels:Very pleasant
Waiting time:Very good
Helen B.2 years ago · 1 review

a unique and completely different experience. Great value for money for the amount of food provided. Very friendly service. We were made to feel very welcome.

Netta P.2 years ago · 1 review

Lovely little hidden gem. Food was incredible, so tasty and unique. Get the Abyssinia Special which is the big shared plate, we had 2 of them between 4 of us but struggled to finish, so I reckon one of them would feed 3! The owner was really friendly and laid back. Good value food and nice atmosphere. We'll be back.

Edward A.2 years ago · 1 review

Had a great time, lovely food and fantastic service. The feast option is recommended, you get to try a bunch of different dishes and it's a lot of fun.