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Addis Ababa Restaurant

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely terrible food experience I ever had and I am Ethiopian. They don't know how to treat customers right. at all. Period.

Thank Shataye P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

This was one of the best meals we had during our two-week trip around Ethiopia. Delicious mahbarawi platter, tej, and beer in a gorgeous newly built tulkul interior, within walking distance of the Piazza. The service was attentive, with a chef/manager personally coming by to ask how we were enjoying our experience. Seems to be a popular haunt for locals.... More 

1 Thank hungryandhungrier
Doha, Qatar
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313 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Definitely a must try when in Addis Ababa! Local restaurant with local setting and local and delicious Ethiopian food. Nothing fancy, a bit pricey. An experience available from other restaurants in the city! Some service staff do not speak English so can't recommend food to order, especially for kids options. We managed though. A delightful experience.

Thank Turknoys
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

It is an old hotel that everyone gonna like it but it was not the right hotel now because a lot of new property has already built. They should work on it maintain. some peoples think to get only profit of course they have old style restaurant with favorite drink of traditional drink which is teje and the food is... More 

Thank Abiy T
Edmonton, Canada
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333 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

We went to this restaurant for dinner and enjoyed the traditional ambiance and food. We recommend the restaurant for new visitors to Ethiopia.

Thank DavidGunn1
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is a place for a typical traditional Ethiopian Foods. The place is great for group activities and for the first time travelers to see a mini Ethiopia in the foods and drinks.

Thank F1678UNelizabethb
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73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

This place is amazing. It is one of the oldest restaurants in the city. The place is not decorated to look like a traditional place, it actually is a traditional place from the 1930s. The meal is authentic and reasonably priced. It is a very interesting place you should make an effort to visit

Thank derejeb
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54 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

This employee association owned Traditional Restaurant is located in the oldest part of town called Piazza or Arada. They serve an authentic Ethiopian selection ranging from Doro Wat (Chicken stew) a must for the tourist and a choice of beef,Lamb Wat and Tibs meaning fried prepared in exotic spices uniquely Ethiopian. The Honey wine (Tej) as well as Local liquors... More 

Thank Kidane W
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2016

they are excellent in serving. i like Ethiopian culture more than any thing & it makes me joy & happiness. Food taste is very delicious. They have a lot of customers due to this burden your order may delay.

Thank dave y
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

They are good in preparation of traditional foods with great test but becuase of high customers they are busy to listening you.

Thank Esubaman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
African, Ethiopian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?