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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” (78 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 3 days ago

The food is good and in evenings they put up music shows from different parts of Ethiopia. Whenever I have guests visiting and do not have time to travel outside of Addis I will take them to Yod Abyssinia and every time they won't let...More

Thank fitsumz2018
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Ok so obviously this feels a little touristic but it’s reassuring to know locals frequent the place too. The best traditional Ethiopian meal I had during my 3 weeks there. Plus the traditional regional dancing and songs was good to see.

Thank intrepidworldtravell
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went on my first night in Ethiopia and felt like I really experienced the real culture of Ethiopia. The food was interesting, not really my thing but tasty and enjoyable. The dancing was entertaining and fun. I would go back again and again.

Thank mhoggarth
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I am proud to say that this cultural restaurant could be the perfect place to see the highlights of Diversified Ethiopian culture in one place! Excellent service and best local cuisine suitable for all guests! The live cultural music show makes it a great place...More

Thank OriginLand Ethi... T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Are you looking for a great place to spend a great evening in Addis Ababa, where you could eat tasty local food while enjoying a spectacle of local music and dances? Look no further. Located in the Bole suburb close to the airport, Yod Abysssinia...More

Thank JKaninda07
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Superb food, fresh, tasty with a great selection of dishes to try both vegan and non veg. Entertainment is fantastic and atmosphere is always loud and lively. We have always taken the kids and they also love it. Highly recommended.

Thank NazF72
Reviewed 1 week ago

My team in Ethiopia has taken me to this restaurant now several times. I enjoy it every time I go. The food is delicious, well prepared and a lot of variety. The cultural experience with the music and dancing is great as well. However, as...More

Thank globaltraveller912
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wanted to experience traditional food while in Ethiopia. This was a great cultural experience. The food was phenomenal, but if you don't like spicy food, be sure to let your server know so he/she can assist you with choices. There was live traditional music...More

Thank Mary E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to spend an evening to experience real traditional environment in Addis, this restaurant is the best option, good food, excellent live music and traditional dance performance of all around Ethiopia and good coffee. Also try Tej (traditional Ethiopia drink)

Thank Sanaz E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ethiopia is my adopted home. I love the land and the people. The culture is rich and very much preserved. It is a place I would recommend to anyone to visit, at least once in their lifetime! I spend almost 3 months every year in...More

Thank gwere
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Questions & Answers
Mncedisi M
18 January 2018|
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Response from YaredD22 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Mncedisi, from year to year there may be small changes but it will be safe if you prepare for 350 to 400 birr which in today's exchange rate equals around 14 USD. Have a nice time in Addis!
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.
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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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