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Yod Abyssinia Traditional Food

Bole Medhaniyalem Area, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 661 2985
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“injera” (75 reviews)
“tibs” (27 reviews)
“bread” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Bole Medhaniyalem Area, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was traveling solo and wanted to see a traditional show and read the reviews here and decided to try it out. As I arrived I was quickly seated at a nice table near the stage and the show was already was on. The show...More

Thank Idan B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Yod Abyssinia is one of the few traditional restaurants in ADDIS that has been able to maintain good level of service and entertainment combined. They offer delicious dishes that cater to both vegan as well as meat lovers. Before you go make sure which days...More

Thank Etsub Y
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went with some locals and we all agreed that the food was just average. Injera had a very strong flavor that I just couldn't eat, I had to use the fork for the meat and veggies. Inside the place is well decorated and the...More

Thank gatocanada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great food ! Great dancing and singing . Was a very enjoyable evening . Customer service is yet to improve mainly due to language barrier .

Thank Maureen N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice location offering honey wine and local food surrounded by local music and dances. Tourists would love it. The dark bread roll is preferreable to the with one as it is not fermented. Enjoy!

Thank stefano s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a Sunday lunch at this Resturant in Addis close to Edna mall and the food was good. We ordered the combination dish which was good. The waitress mixed our order for drinks and that kind of disappointment me. Otherwise a nice Resturant for typical...More

Thank Chilli-Bite
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food is good. Performance could be more authentic,very improvised. Place is clean but too dark during the day. Not much light coming in the Tukul. I suggest to go in the evening as that's when they have the performances. Their vegetarian food( Yetsom Beyaynetu) is...More

Thank Yewub
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing energetic show, involving the guests. Great music, traditional dance, great traditional food.

Thank Opher D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had opportunity to visit this nice place, over charged atmosphere. Food was good and service is very good

Thank Ravinder G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice time at the Yod Abyssinia. It was packed on a Thursday. The food was nice and unique. The musical show was very nice and participative. It will be a nice way to introduce anybody to Ethiopia.

Thank Debola S
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Questions & Answers
17 September 2016|
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Response from William J | Reviewed this property |
The show starts @ 19:00 as per their staff.
18 August 2016|
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Response from Jenny B | Reviewed this property |
By now you should know that they do serve vegetarian food. Try beyanetu which is eating during fasting period and consists of injera with various vegetarian wot and fresh vegetables.
9 July 2016|
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Response from Daryll D | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can , they have several Atreas within the Complex where its either an open Restaurant or the others become Party rooms if its booked for a crowd or Group
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bole Medhaniyalem Area, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa
  • Phone Number: +251 11 661 2985
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