Addis Ababa Restaurants

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    Weyin Ethiopia Cultural Hall: Good local food and spectacular dance

    by egonwegh Updated Dec 9, 2013

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    Addis Ababa, Weyin, music and dance
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    Enjoy good local food (injera, doro wat ...) and dance, I especially liked the dances of Northern Ethiopia. Visitors are invited to join the dancers, it's great fun!

    Favorite Dish: Injera, the traditional pancakes made from local foodgrain by the name of teff. It can sometimes be too sour for the Western taste and owing to shortages it is occasionally mixed with foodstuffs of lesser quality. At Weyin it tasted quite good. Injera is usually served with spicy vegetables, chicken stew, potatoes &c.

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    Taitu Hotel Restaurant: Built for the Empress!

    by egonwegh Updated Dec 4, 2013
    Addis Ababa, Taitu Hotel, leaflet
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    Special atmosphere, prominent building with impressive staircase, it was built for the Empress Taitu, the wife of Menelek II, in 1907.

    Favorite Dish: We only had beer (St. George) and some other drinks at the restaurant, but the leaflet says they also serve a vegan buffet every day.

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    Taitu hotel: Healthy vegan food in Addis' oldest hotel!

    by hannette Written Jan 28, 2013

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    In this oldest hotel of Addis you can eat vegan food.
    A whole buffet of salads is at your disposal every day 'till 3 pm.

    Itegue Taitu Hotel, which was built in 1898 (Ethiopian Calendar) in the middle of the city (Piazza), is the first hotel in Ethiopia. Taitu Betul (1851 – 1918), an Ethiopian Empress and the wife of Emperor Menelek II, established this hotel to provide guests a place to rest and dine.

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    cafe crema: delicious cafe in addis abeba center

    by hanspeter_W. Written Nov 24, 2012

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    my favorit waitress meazaw at cafe crema
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    very clean, delicious food (big plates) absolut super service by very friendly waitresses
    and cashiers (selamw)

    Favorite Dish: cappuccino (best cappuccino I ever had , especially when made by meazaw)
    cakes and tuna-pasta

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    CASTELLI RESTAURANT: OVERPRICED AND RUDE

    by DAO Updated Oct 6, 2012

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    CASTELLI RESTAURANT - RUDE
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    I really wanted to eat here. This is a top Italian Restaurant right in the heart of Piazza. When I did go in, the owner looked down her nose at me. One of the staff had to practically beg her to let me come it and eat. I guess they don’t like t-shirts. It looked nice, but then I got the menu. I have never seen a menu priced in such a way to just rip customers off. All the prices were either 100 Birr, or 150 Birr.. All of them! Just long columns of the same price. I have never seen anything so blatant in my life. I got up and walked out on easily the MOST expensive restaurant in Ethiopia! You can get great Italian food in Addis Ababa for half the price or less easily.

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    ADDIS ABABA RESTAURANT: GOOD TRADITIONAL

    by DAO Updated Nov 5, 2011

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    TIBS AND INJERA
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    This wooden floored old house offers some very good Ethiopian dishes and a great live music show. Throw in dancers in traditional costumes and you have a very good night out. Reservations are recommended as you may get squeezed into the middle of the room during the show nights. A very good experience.

    They offer a large menu of traditional dishes. This is an excellent place to learn how to eat and enjoy Ethiopian cuisine. The tibs are brought to you on its very own charcoal burner. They also offer a very tasty looking vegetarian buffet - if you come early. Just order some cold beers and enjoy!

    Live music on Thursdays & Saturdays at 8pm

    Favorite Dish:
    Tibs, Doro Wat, everything is very good.

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    SERENADE RESTAURANT: ECLECTIC

    by DAO Updated Nov 5, 2011

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    SERENADE RESTAURANT
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    This place is hard to find, it’s not always open and reservations are recommended. Having said all that – it’s a real gourmet delight. All the dishes are interesting fusions of many cuisines. Rather than being a weird experiment, the fabulous chefs make it all work in harmony. The overall theme is supposed to be Mediterranean, but it’s definitely international. Set in a beautifully decorated house and your have a romantic setting.

    Dinner Only and only open on Wed, Thur, Fri, and Sat

    Favorite Dish:
    A sushi starter with Nile perch (both pictured).

    THIS IS A DAO RECOMMENDED RESTAURANT

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    TBILISI RESTAURANT: GEORGIAN FOOD

    by DAO Updated Nov 5, 2011

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    TBILISI RESTAURANT
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    I ate here for lunch and had the place to myself. Looking around the beautiful dinning room inside I think I really should have come back for an evening meal. Run by a real (nice) couple from Georgia, my meal was excellent. I sat outside in the sunshine and had a cheese pastry starter and a dish with wrapped cabbage leaves. Throw in a cold beer and friendly staff, a real winner. They also have a selection of Georgian wines.

    Open: Sunday To Saturday From 11:00 AM To 11:00 PM

    Favorite Dish: THIS IS A DAO RECOMMENDED RESTAURANT

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    OROSCOPO: BEST BUDGET RESTAURANT IN ADDIS ABABA

    by DAO Updated Nov 5, 2011

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    MIXED STEAK
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    This restaurant is a little gem. It is run by a nice family and the décor is a confusion of a seafood theme and nice Ethiopian art prints. It is a great food treat for the budget traveller. They do a special cannelloni made in a metal pot on several nights. A real treat and they will bring you extra meat sauce no problem.

    Its a quiet little place and the menu is varied, but mostly Italian. I have eaten here many times and I have always loved every bite. Service with a smile, good food and it's cheap. You just can't beat that.

    Favorite Dish:
    Mixed steak (pictured). An absolute taste treat for meat lovers served with fresh injera. Its stewed beef with peppers, onions and spices. A real wow!

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    BLUE TOPS RESTAURANT: TOP CLASS

    by DAO Updated Nov 5, 2011

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    Update: Several people report this restaurant no longer exists. Sad.
    Blue Tops is a first class Italian Restaurant contained within a privacy minded garden. The staff are professional, the food is divine and the atmosphere is great. They have 3 tables outside that I highly recommend sitting at. When you sit down they bring you a small platter of bread and toppings to kind of make your own bruschetta (pictured). Pasta dishes are made with the finest ingredients and the meat dishes are well seasoned and tasty. It’s a bit expensive by local standards, but a great place for a sumptuous lunch.

    Closed mondays.

    Favorite Dish:
    Pasta starter with a mixed meat grill and a nice bottle of Axumite wine.

    THIS IS A DAO RECOMMENDED RESTAURANT

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    HABESHA TRADITIONAL RESTAURANT: GOOD SHOW AND GOOD FOOD

    by DAO Updated Nov 4, 2011

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    DANCING !
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    For some reason this place gets all the write-ups in guidebooks ahead of Fasika National Restaurant. I think this is second to Faiska, but still a great night out. It’s amazingly dark inside until the floor show starts. Traditional dances are performed by absolutely stunningly talents dancers and musicians. They change outfits throughout the show to represent some of the many tribes that make up Ethiopia. For the food and show, this place is scandalously cheap by European standards. If you are here for a week, make your way here. You may want to ring for reservations.

    Favorite Dish: Any Injera dish. It's all good!

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    RAS AMBA HOTEL RESTAURANT: THE 2ND WORST RESTAURANT IN ETHIOPIA

    by DAO Updated Nov 4, 2011

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    THE HOTEL
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    Ethiopia is renowned for its fantastic food. It’s always fresh, has lots of variety and is well prepared. Except for here. My fish was deep fried. My vegetables were deep fried. Vegetables! And a kind of salad on my plate was – you guessed it – deep fried. Salad, fried. How did they do that? I was truly shocked at how bad it tasted. I went to another restaurant afterwards. And the service? I waited for 30 minutes for my waitress to come back with my beer. I am still waiting for her now! And that was in December 2007. I finally found a bar man from upstairs to bring me a beer to go with my meal. The waitress on re-appeared in time to give me the bill (esop in Amharic).

    Favorite Dish: EVERY THING IS BAD - ESPECIALLY THE SERVICE

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    COTTAGE RESTAURANT & PUB

    by DAO Updated Nov 4, 2011

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    THE COTTAGE !
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    This place is a real treat. The do fondue for two, great steaks and fantastic french onion soup. The large menu is very international. This is an upscale restaurant with fine white linen and it’s illuminated by candlelight. The service is friendly and professional and the management let me in to take pictures while they were closed. Started in 1963, the Cottage is a great dining experience and can always expect an upscale meal and great service. I have eaten here in 3 separate years and its always great.

    They also have a real wooden English Pub in the back that was shipped here from London! Impressive.


    Open: 12:00-14:00 and 17:30-22:00 7 days a week

    Favorite Dish:
    French onion soup, steak smothered in peppercorn sauce. And a nice bottle of Axumite red wine
    or a choice of cold beers.

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    ROMINA: IT'S SPECIAL

    by DAO Updated Oct 17, 2011

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    OH YES! SIZZLING FOOD OUTDOORS !
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    This place is busy day and night. There is a very good reason for that as well. Romina make seriously good food. I have never made a reservation and they have always found me a table, inside or out. It looks like a kind of café or pastry shop, but their chefs mean business in the kitchen. Staff are lightning fast and if you give a small tip (about $1) they will remember you the next time you arrive.

    They do a full Café and Bakery menu with the best coffee (Ethiopian!) in the world. So if you want a light snack or just a coffee, this is a nice place to go.

    They also do breakfast.

    The main reason to come here is definately dinner. They have a solid menu of Ethiopian favorites. On warm nights you ca ndine outside. If its rainy, have a seat downstairs. This restaruant just makes you feel good.

    Favorite Dish:
    The Romina Special! Injera with several sauces and rice. A samplers delight. Washed down with a cold St. George’s.

    THIS IS A DAO RECOMMENDED RESTAURANT

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    THE OLD MILK HOUSE: SKY HIGH VIEW - LOW PRICES

    by DAO Updated Oct 17, 2011

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    THE VIEW!
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    The Old Milk House has the most commanding views of Addis Ababa, especially at night. Located 10 floors up and next to the huge United Nations complex, you can see al of Addis Ababa. The staff will even let you climb up on the roof itself. Please be careful, there are no safety rails! The best thing about the Old Milk House? Is the food! Yes, it has a great bar, cold beer, great views, pretty waitresses who are friendly and excellent bathrooms. Having said all that, the food is heavenly. They have an impossibly huge menu with everything from Steaks, to fish, Injera, pasta, you name it. The also do light snacks. I always get the mixed grill. A little of every king of meat and fish too. It’s absolutely mouth watering – every bite. This is a must eat place in Addis Ababa at night. And the prices? For what you get – cheap!

    This is also a great place to bring a camera for lunch. A good meal and good pictures!

    Favorite Dish:
    Just about any starter, The Mixed Grill as a main (a must!), several friends along and a few St. George’s beers.

    THIS IS A DAO RECOMMENDED RESTAURANT

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