Ambassel - Ethiopian restaurant in Frankfurt

One of Frankfurt's oldest Ethiopian restaurants and a favourite for the local African community. The food of Ethiopia at its absolute best.

Delicacies from the land of milk and honey. Just like the country itself, the cuisine of Ethiopia is isolated from that of the rest of Africa. This, however, also makes it one the purest indigenous cuisines. Thankfully, you don't have to travel to Addis to enjoy some fiery "berbere" (a red pepper paste) or a finger-licking-good "Goden Tibs" – sauteed riblets in seasoned butter. The Ambassel in old-Sachsenhausen offers you all this and a lot more.

The undisputed national dish is "Doro Wet" - a chicken stew marinated in lemon, sauteed in seasoned butter and simmered in “berbere” which is served with a boiled egg. Eating utensil is "injera" – the spongy, deliciously sour Ethiopian bread made from “teff” (an ancient form of millet) - and it tastes a lot better than any knife or fork we have tried in a long time!


The décor is subdued ethnic and diners may choose between Western seating or enjoying their meal on the traditional woven basket style tables and chairs. Soft background music – jazz, Ethiopian and the absolutely wonderful voice of Aster Aweke, lend a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere to this restaurant. Your host, Ezana Lakew a true embassador of Abyssinian culture, always eager to explain dishes, ingredients and customs.


Beer goes well with Ethiopian food and the Ambassel offers two excellent draughts- a Bitburger Pilsner and a Bad Köstritzer black beer. A small but fine selection of South-African wines is also available.

Deutschherrnufer 28
60598 Frankfurt (Nordend)
Tel.: +49 (0)69 60607260

Cuisine Ethiopian
Opening hours: Tue-Sun
17:00 - 01:00
Location: Sachsenhausen
Price range:

Seating: Inside: 70 /
Outside: -
Payment options: Cash
Credit (Visa, Master)
Ambience: Ethnic



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