Ethiopia Restaurants

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Ethiopia Restaurants

  • K.G. CORNER Cafe & Restaurant, Addis...

    The place was named after the father of the family, Kassahun Gebru. It is in the heart of Piazza on Dejazmach Jote Street.It has a great variety of local and Western dishes and a nice environment. The service is excellent and the waiter often comes to ask you if you are satisfied with your food which I find a very gentle and professional...

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  • Omer Kayam Restaurant, Addis Ababa

    This Armenian restaurant is in Piazza. There are a lot of reasons why you should try it. First of all you can taste some different dishes from other restaurants, the prices are really low and there is a very pleasant leafy yard which makes you forget you are in the middle of Addis. The service has a slow pace but this is the norm in Ethiopia... The...

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  • Oslo Cafe, Addis Ababa

    This modern cafe is always busy with locals and tourists. Besides the usual things we have for breakfast it has a variety of pastries displayed and you can have your pick. There are different kinds of cakes and local sweets, croissants and sandwiches. I liked “Fetira” (19b)which is made of some kind of thin dough with eggs and honey. It also has...

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  • a Greek Restaurant!

    Olympiacos Greek Club has a beautiful restaurant which really saved my life! I am not exaggerating because I had reached the limits of starvation. I couldn't take anything more of local food – I heard other tourists say this, too - and it was the only place that kept me from jumping into a plane and go home!!! It is built in a huge site with tall...

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  • CLEARLY ON TOP IN ADDIS

    This is the most beautiful restaurant in Addis Ababa. It was originally a grand housed built by a minor royal, Dejazmach Wendirad Defabachew, who was a hero in the Battle of Adwa 1896. It is now a series of tasteful buildings, small gardens and ornate fountains overlooking all of Addis Ababa and the Entoto Mountains. Sitting on the terrace and...

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  • SIMPLE AND EASY IN ADDIS

    I found Isola Verde in a budget guidebook and realised one day it was just around the corner from my budget hotel in the Piazza area. Ok, you are probably wondering why I have a picture that is clearly not a pizza on a tip about a Pizzeria. That’s because I ate breakfast here. The picture is of Meat Fir Fir. Quite filling and relatively...

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  • Excellent Ethiopian, European, and...

    Lucy's is adjacent to the National Museum, which houses the bones of Lucy (actually a replica), the 3.2 million-year-old Australopithecus afarensis "mother of us all."The restaurant is popular both with locals and with ex-pats. The afternoon I was there no tour group was present; I'd be surprised if most groups visiting the museum don't also stop...

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  • THE BEST IN HARER

    I found this restaurant just after it first opened. It looked like a snack bar. When the fantastic food arrived at my table, I found out just how wrong I was. When I entered I just wanted a fast food lunch. I was warnly wleocmed and a menu arrived. It was full of great Ethiopian specialties. They also did have a very good looking, and smelling,...

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  • OVERPRICED AND RUDE - ADDIS ABABA

    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...

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  • TOP MARKS

    Please note: this is now being reported as closed. Very sad.Blue Tops is a first class Italian restaurant. They have 2 bright and open dinning rooms plus 3 outside tables. Try and get an outside one. As you enter you will be greeted with immaculate staff and a superior looking restaurant set in some small but attractive gardens. The menu is varied...

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  • Great ethiopian food

    I loved this place. It is so alive, music, dance. The Alicia Fir Fir is the best I ever eat. I loved this place. It is so alive, music, dance. The Alicia Fir Fir is the best I ever eat. The Tibs is good too.

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  • THE REAL DEAL IN HARAR

    If you manage to visit the historical city of Harer, make sure you have at least one meal here. They are the real deal for a large meal that’s full of flavour and still won’t cost a lot. They specialise in Ethiopian dishes, but I like a lot of food. Especially if it’s good Ethiopian cuisine. The main picture is my meal. Just ask for ‘Marhaberawi’....

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  • SKY HIGH VIEWS AND FOOD

    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 all 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...

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  • OMG!

    I love this place! Great food, live entertainment, great service and surprisingly low prices. If you are visiting Addis Ababa, this is a must. They have it all:• Live Music – every night!• Fantastic food. Fresh, premium cuts of meat, vegetarian options• Great decorations of Traditional Ethiopian life• All the friendly staff are dressed...

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  • "Taste the Freshness"

    A rare gem waiting to be discovered and that is the Backyard Cafe, the moment you step into this establishment, you are greeted by freshness, all over, the ambience is totally nostalgic, clean crisp linen, fresh flowers, it’s just clean and freshness, a breath of fresh air. The wait staff know the moment you enter they have a mission and that is to...

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  • Magical, this place will take your...

    The very moment you enter through majestical gates, you will feel literally stepping into paradise… Lush vegetation, canopies of shadowy tress, soothing water features, ornamental beauty is what presents itself. This is the start of an absolute culinary experience. This idyllic sanctuary dispels all stress and unhappiness and brings soothing...

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  • Quara Hotel & Restaurant-Gondar

    The most convenient central hotel in Gondar is Quara Hotel & Restaurant which has small but nice rooms. I didn't stay there but I can recommend it as a restaurant because I had both breakfast and dinner there almost daily. Its most strong asset is the leafy courtyard where the restaurant is, perfect for a romantic dinner, and a nice terrace with...

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  • Tomoca, Addis Ababa

    "Tomoca" is the best coffee house in Addis. The beans are roasted in front of your eyes and the smell of real coffee covers all your senses. Try it just for the experience...There are no chairs to rest. You have to drink it standing up at the tall tables. They have the best coffee beans on show and you can try any kind you desire. It is very...

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  • Rodeo Bar and Restaurant, Addis Ababa

    This elegant bar-restaurant is located in a small side street of Africa avenue, ( Bole Road) across Shoa Shopping Center, and next to Edsonatra Hotel. It is warm and relaxed. It is always full because of the delicious barbecue they have in the evening in the yard where they light an open fire. Very atmospheric! The decoration and the waiters'...

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  • Family Snack, restaurant, Dere Dawa.

    The dishes are similar to Paradiso Restaurant but a little more expensive and a little less tasty. Only it is open for more hours than Paradiso.So if you are addicted to Paradiso and you find it closed go there. The taxi drivers know where it is and the taxi, which is actually a bajaj cost only 1-2 birr per person.

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  • Paradiso Restaurant - Dire Dawa

    Paradiso Restaurant was my favourite in Dire Dawa. Not only because of the food but also because of the pleasant environment in the garden with the tall trees and the fresh air. The service is also very good and the staff is friendly and efficient. The menu includes local and western dishes and some of them are very tasty. I had lasagna most of...

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  • Restaurant of Pina Hotel- Awasa

    This restaurant belongs to Pina hotel. The new one, because I think there is an older hotel with the same name.The first time I visited for dinner I was really relieved because I was coming from the South where my body suffered with spicy local food, omelet and spaghetti for 10 days...I was sick of them. So the luxurious ambient, the nicely served...

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  • Menelaos – Roasted chicken – Dere Dawa

    A whole chicken costs 50 birr. These delicious small chickens are served in this atmospheric restaurant owned by a very old Greek man, Menelaos, who has stayed in Ethiopia half his life. He is usually sitting in front of it as if he is part of the decoration. The restaurant is open in the morning and then again in the evening. The chicken is really...

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  • Dib Andessa Hotel & Restaurant - Bahir...

    If you are tired of local food go to Dib Andessa Hotel. I liked the food there, especially because the grilled food is really grilled, with no oil as it usually happens in Ethiopia. The hotel rooms are no good, but I recommend it as a restaurant. The dishes tend to be more western than local judging by the way they are cooked. Their taste is...

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  • Give this restaurant a miss...

    Looking for a good steak my friends and I came upon a sign board on the very popular Bole Road, in Addis Ababa. Rodeo with a bronking cowboy. I was impressed with the decor and all the effects of a true Texas set up, with the wagon wheels, cactus, lanterns we knew we were in store for a great meal.Chicken wings and steaks where ordered without...

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  • My top two picks!

    I, like everyone else who's been in Addis for a while have gotten my faves down pat. My main two are Villa Verde which is also known as Chez Fasil -authentic french wining and dining in the heart of Addis, really relaxed wonderful ambience, the perfect place to pass an evening. They have really great steak dishes and for dessert try the excellent...

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  • THE WORST RESTAURANT IN ETHIOPIA

    This Place is so bad it should probably be on my ‘Warning & Dangers’ list. I ate here with 2 local friends and we couldn’t even finish our meagre portions. First, I asked for chicken soup and got a bowl of what look and tasted like the glue stuff you used to make Papier-mâché as a child. To add insult to injury I order a chicken dish. They brought...

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  • A GREAT NIGHT OUT

    This place is always busy and there is a very good reason for this. Fasika rocks. It has staff dressed in different tribal dress representing Ethiopia, it has fantastic food and an entertaining live music and dance show. You get all this and Tej too for less than $10 a person. Really. It’s closed on Monday and I would advise you ring for...

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  • Try injera - the national dish of...

    Injera is the most popular dish in Ethiopia and is served in every restaurant. It is made of teff - a kind of crop that grows in Ethiopia. It is a pancake like bread with addition - mainly meat on the top of it. It should be eaten with only the right hand, you should tear a piece of injera and then grasp with it the ingridients that lay on it. No...

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  • Har Hotel Restaurant

    I would not suggest anyone to eat meat in this part of Ethiopia. My friend who works for WFP said that he only eats at main hotels and not the local restaurants. I too feel not to eat carefree and always enjoyed a good meal in the the big hitels. There are however, very good Restaurants in Dire Dawa. If you are eating in Hararm, just make sure you...

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  • Macchiato

    If you ask for a coffee in Ethiopia you will get a small glass of BLACK coffee with 2 spoons of sugar.If you rather have a kind of capuccino, coffee with milk, you should ask for a maacchiato. This word is italian and probably comes from the times when italians had bigger influence in the area.If you don't want sugar, say it first.The average price...

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  • Sheraton Bar

    We stopped at this road bar for a drink during one of the bus rides. If I had a slight doubt about it belonging to the world famous hotels chain, it certainly disappeared after going in! I had a "shai" (tea) with a lot of sugar (10 cents).

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  • Spaghetti

    If you are desperate about injhera and there is no international restaurant around, spaghetti and pasta dishes are a good option, as it is a common meal in all menus. Italian heritage I guess... Anyway don't expect it to be "al dente", and if you don't like spicy food ask for them plain, no sauce at all...

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  • Injhera

    Injhera is the NATIONAL food in Ethiopia and sometimes the only food you will find. It is a soft humid pancake made of cereal that serves both as tablecloth and food. It is the base of most of the meals, they simply put pieces of different foods on it. You are supposed to eat it with the hand (only the right hand!), taking a piece of pancake and...

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  • Choose carefully

    Ethiopian cuisine is some of the most unique in the world and ca n become quite the addiction. However, the ingredients are the "real thing" in Ethiopia (as opposed to in the West where most of the key ingredients can no be grown or imported so they are substituted) and can be rough on tender tummies. Also, make sure to ask other travelers or those...

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  • The Best Italian Food in Ethiopia...

    Recommended to me by a man who worked for the American embassy in Addis, Castelli's Restaurant is hands down the best Italian restaurant in Ethiopia - I daresay one of the most satisfying Italian restaurants in which I have ever dined. The Duce's army occupied Ethiopia between 1936 and 1941and left behind a lot of spaghetti in Ethiopia (both good...

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  • Ethiopian Food

    Typical for Ethiopian food is the type of bread called Injera.It looks like `a piece of foam rubber with lateral dimensions of a bicycle tyre` (Bradt Guide3rd edition) Its bitter tasting but maybe rubber tastes the same?But beside of Injera they have a lot of other delicious food that should be tried. For a change there is pasta in most of the...

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  • Pastry shop in Debre Birhan

    If you like to have a quick lunch, you can go to a pastryshop. We did in Debre Birhan, after we had some delay because a blocked road caused by an accident north of the town. You can order different types of coffee and soft drinks and snacks like pizzas, bread and cakes.I liked the colourful neighbour house. It was like a painting. You could hardly...

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  • Coffee ceremony

    After a meal in a restaurant or invited at a family's house you will for sure experience a coffee-ceremony during your visit in Ethiopia. Your host sits on a stool with her charcoal stove. To create a good ambiance there is mostly also incense burning and freshly cut grass scattered on the ground.First of all the coffebeans are roasted at a iron...

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  • Try the Ethiopian injera

    Injera is the national staple, serving as a base for a meal. Injera, made of the local cereal tef, looks like a thin pancake and tastes a little sour. The food like vegetables, meat, sauces is heaped on top of this pancake. Also the injera can be served rolled up beside the food. Anyway tear of a piece of the injera and wrap it around the food,...

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  • Meta Beer

    Meta Beer is brewed in Mekelle, Tigray, in Northern Ethiopia, and it's gooood! After a long, hot, dusty day on the road, this is a homecoming feeling...You can get this beer in most northern restaurants, maybe now in Addis as well. There is a good drinking place - beer outlet? - in Mekelle called Green Hotel. But there are less publ-like places,...

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  • A restaurant with a purpose as well as...

    Women's Association of Tigray (WAT) is a tremendous and uniquely successful organisation in northern Ethiopia. With about 2,5 million members they are a social and political force to recon with. Among things they do is income-generating activities for poor women-led households (there are so many of these because of wars). Such houselholds sell the...

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  • Eat barley - roasted barley!

    Instead of the standard international type snacks, try roasted barley. This is something highland Ethiopia has in common with Tibet, Mongolia and parts of Nepal and India.Roasted with a bit of salt, and chilli, or chilli on the side, this is excellent snacks to go with your beer, coctail, mineral water and conversation in the bar or as a...

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  • Kill-a-goat....!

    Roasted and marinated goat in southern Ethiopia is the BEST meat I've ever had....! If you are a veggie - STOP beeing that! (sorry....)

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  • Eat Ethiopian

    "Fasika" means "Easter" in Amharic. It is one of the best Ethiopian restaurants in the city. Minchet Abbysh - minced meat i a red hot sauce. Eaten with injera. Ask for an egg inside. Best if eaten with some tej (fermented honey drink) aside.

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