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1279 Hastings St E, Vancouver, BC V6A 1S4
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Ratings & Reviews - Axum Ethiopian Restaurant

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August 26, 2019

Wonderful meal with friends. The entertainment was a nice touch that evening. Was a touch loud (maybe just the guitar) for our conversations but great nonetheless. Will be back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 25, 2019

We had an excellent time at Axum, and loved each bite. The flavours were all unique, and that lamb...to die for! Thanks for accommodating our group so graciously!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 7, 2019

Fantastic food, great service, wonderful atmosphere

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 17, 2019

Unbelievably yummy food for fair prices. Everything was full of flavour and delicious, particularly the fish and mushrooms. Family run restaurant vibe. Enjoyed the love music which started shortly after we finished our meal.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

December 28, 2018

very good food, good prices (excellent value)

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

December 17, 2018

Will send all my friends to Axum

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 10, 2018

We enjoyed a thoroughly delightful lunch, catching up with old friends in a relaxed atmosphere with cheerful decor and delicious food. Thank you.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

December 2, 2018

Delicious food .next time we would come for the music too .. thnks was wonderful all around

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 11, 2018

Fantastic food, definitely coming back!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 5, 2017

Great food, nice friendly staff.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 3, 2017

I bought a group of students from my university for dinner. It could not have been better. The food was superlative and there was live music as well. It was the perfect setting for a group of adventurous eaters! Wonderful experience and the owner was very accommodating. We showed up with about 5 extra people and he bent over backwards to make use feel at home!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 19, 2017

They didn't know we had reservations. The atmosphere consisted of much interesting decor and a tv in the corner set to an Ethiopian music channel. The bathrooms have the oddest combination of paint colour and lighting making it difficult to see. The ladies was sort of purple and the gents was sort of green. The service was ok, nothing special. The food was ok. The seasoning was basic and lacked dimension. I cannot say I will go there again. The only good thing I can say is they were busy and we managed to get in and out in one hour.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

January 28, 2017

Delicious food! Great drinks and wonderful, authentic atmosphere. You feel like you're getting both a taste and view of the culture. Great live music as well. We didn't know what to get so the server was really helpful in suggesting a great combo to try to get a taste of several different flavours. So full in the end and our bill was well priced

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

January 1, 2017

Probably the best Ethiopian restaurant in the Metro Vancouver area. Excellent variety of dishes available. The combo veggie selection is particularly good, as is the mushroom dish Proprietor and servers are friendly and helpful. Informal furnishings and atmosphere, comfortable but not fancy. Well worth a visit even it outside the normal restaurant areas. Plentiful free parking in lot by the restaurant

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

October 6, 2016

Wonderful food! Best Ethiopian I've had in Vancouver. Will be back!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 23, 2016

Love this place!!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 25, 2016

I enjoyed the whole experience. None of us had this kind of food before so it was an amazing experience. I love the family owned business feel :) The owner gave us a tutorial of how to eat and recommended the juices which were delicious! Will be coming back soon!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 13, 2016

I held my birthday dinner at Axum with 6 of my favourite people. Everyone loved the food, the service was lovely as it's a family restaurant and the atmosphere makes you feel like you are their personal guests. As you share the food together, it is more communal and interactive than having your own order and eating your own meal. Everyone, even those who had never been to this restaurant or had had Ethiopian food before, raved about how delicious it was. I highly recommend it. You must try it.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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I’ll have wot he’s having: Vancouver's Ethiopian restaurants

I’ll have wot he’s having: Vancouver's Ethiopian restaurants

Easy to overlook on a non-descript stretch of East Hastings, Axum is nevertheless considered some of the best Ethiopian in the city by the locals. A clean, inviting dining room welcomes diners to settle in and decide on the chicken, lamb or lentil wot (stew) or the various tibs (pieces of meat sautéed with vegetables). As is common, combo platters are a great option and everything is served on fresh, spongy injera. Fresh ingredients shine through without overwhelming oiliness and just the right amount of spice.

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