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    TSEGA: IT'S OK

    by DAO Updated Nov 5, 2011

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    This place stays busy and is listed in a few guide books. It’s OK. Not bad, not great, just good. The service is good and the food is made fresh, so expect to wait. They serve cold beers and have a large menu. Prices are average by Ethiopian standards, which makes it cheap for visitors. I would call this a ‘lunch place’. Great for a mid-day meal, but look elsewhere for your evening meal.

    Favorite Dish:
    I had tibs and a cold Meta beer. Yum.

    (L-R) Doro Wat, Lamb Tibs ITS NEAR THE WAGEGAN BANK
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    ABINET HOTEL: GET HIGH !

    by DAO Updated Nov 3, 2011

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    Located at the top of the Abinet Hotel. Basic furnishing but a fantastic menu, staff and food! They also have a TV that is on with music or local news. The menu has some Faranji (foreigner) items like spaghetti. The real treat is that they serve every major Ethiopian food item you can imagine. Its all fresh and served hot. Absolutely delicious.

    They are always busy, but the staff will find you a table instantly. It has a vibrant atmosphere and is by far the busiest restaurant in town. Having said that – go early. They have been known to have run out of food by 8pm in the evening. I can understand why!

    And if you want a lively bar- this is the place. Its easily the highest restaurant in the flat city and there are a few good views, if you pull back the curtains.

    If you do have just 1 night here, I would recommend an early meal here just for the vibe.

    Favorite Dish:
    Tibs and and ice cold Meta Beer!

    AT THE TOP !
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    INJERA – A FOOD TIP

    by DAO Updated Apr 19, 2008

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    Injera is the basic ingredient of any Ethiopian meal. It looks like a large spongy pancake and some of the sizes produced are huge. It is usually laid down in a large circular tray and sauces, meat and/or vegetables are poured right in the middle. Then you use you right hand (only) to tear pieces off the side and scoop of the wonderful food. It has been described as having a slightly sour taste. I find it’s a sharp taste, but blends in well with sauces to produce a mouth-watering flavour whatever the dish.

    Injera is made from Teff, a small grain packed with calcium, fibre,
    and protein. It is also an alternative for anyone allergic to gluten in wheat. It is also less fattening than wheat.

    Served by all restaurants in Axum. All photos were taken here.

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    Africa restaurant: Regular Food

    by 1W1V Written Feb 20, 2008

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    This restaurant is attached to the Africa Hotel.
    The food is ok but nothing special.
    I had macaroni but they were not al dente.
    I think the quality was but the price was really cheap, smth like 15 birrs.

    macaroni tomato sauce
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    Habesha Restaurant

    by SirRichard Written Feb 24, 2007

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    This is one of the few "touristic" restaurants here and it is listed on the LP. As it was near my hotel (Africa) I went there for dinner the first night. It is settled in what seemed to be a pleasant garden (it was terribly dark at night) but the place seemed to me simple as all the rest, only more expensive (it happens to most of the restaurnts listed in LP). Apart from the ubiquous injhera the local speciality is some fried strips of beef. Nothing really special, but after injhera everyday, any different menu is welcome!

    I took this pic the following day...
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    Exodus Restaurant: Great Food

    by 1W1V Written Feb 20, 2008

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    This restaurant is attached to the Exodus hotel.
    The food is really great and the price is cheap between 20 and 30 Birrs.
    I had my last meals in this place as the food was so delicious.

    Favorite Dish: Pasta

    spaguetti bolognese free soup with the pasta roasted chicken
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    Africa Restaurant: Best Food In Town

    by frockland Written Aug 11, 2004

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    the restaurant of the Africa Hotel is a good option if you feel like `escaping` Injera.

    Try `Shiro Tegamino` ( beans with a spicy sauce) or for breakfast the filling `Scrambled Bread`.

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