Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant
Fulton Avenue is home to a surprisingly diverse array of cuisines—Moroccan, Lebanese, Indian and more—and Abyssinia added Ethiopian to the mix when it opened in August 2012. The restaurant is on the bare-bones side when it comes to the ambience, but the lavishness of the food—presented, in traditional Ethiopian style, on vast round plates lined with injera (a spongy, sour flatbread, also used for scooping up your dinner)—more than compensates. Dabs of various wots (stews), tibs (sautéed meat), curries and vegetables adorn the flatbread rounds, like paint on an artist’s palette. Many items are spicy (like the kifto—rare beef spiked with red pepper, like an incendiary tartare), but milder items like the chicken tibs are great for kids, and there’s a wide choice of vegetarian options like the gomen wot (collard greens). Confused about what to order? Try the eclectic sampler plates. And for something cold to offset all that heat, try the light, refreshing Ethiopian beers.