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Dashen Traditional Ethiopian Restaurant

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| Kasanchis/Abware, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 91 120 1723
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New Delhi, India
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walk into this restaurant only if you want to taste the authentic Ethiopian dish called Injera...Its plain soggy bread with lots of variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian curries (you can get it customized) Remember to wash your hands first, before ploughing into the injera - as its eaten with bare hands. Enjoy it with soft drinks, or beer The ambiance... More 

Thank VAggarwal1977
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

No kidding, if you want to try proper Ethiopian food, you need to go there. All is home-made in this restaurant that uses some of its garden fresh herds for spice combination. Prices are high, but this is worth, and no digestion problems afterwards. The butter and the enjera are very good quality, and all the dishes combinations are excellent.

Thank Menilek
Brooklyn, New York
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

This was my second trip to Addis and my fourth local Ethiopian "cultural" restaurant. Dashen is hands-down the best. The food was delicious and the atmosphere is much more cozy and unique than some of its competitors. (The prices are better too). And the dance performances were the best I've seen in Addis - indescribable talent and movements, and really... More 

Thank Cynthia S
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We went twice, once at lunch time and another during the evening.The food was great both times The show of fabulous dancers and singing takes place in the evenings but there was hardly anyone else there in the evening. During lunchtime however, the place was full.There was a good atmosphere.

Thank Kezban H
New York City, New York
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I went here with a coworker after a long day at work. The beer and food was delicious but the real attraction was the wonderful dancing and singing! I definitely recommend.

Thank Chelsea S
Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Dashen has some of the best food, and best presentation, in Addis. Every time in in town for business, I make sure to pay a visit. Vegetarian options are ample, even outside of fasting season. Shiro is particularly good, a perfect consistency. Honestly, everything I've had off the menu is excellent. And you can't beat the price -- for a... More 

Thank A J
Santiago, Chile
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55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Visited this restaurant twice and both times it was great. The first time we went was in the evening (there is traditional dancing starting at about 7 or 8). The dancers were really great, there wasn't much atmosphere as it was a little empty but it meant we almost had a private show! The second time we visited at lunch... More 

Thank Jtraveller87
Lima Region, Peru
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Food was tasty. Grilled fish which came with vegetarian option was the highlight. We really enjoyed joining in with the dancers. Will go back

Thank Graham T
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215 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

The dancing and music was fun for a while, but was unending and eventually grating. No breaks to allow for some conversation. Some of the food was cold or served at room temperature. I would not return.

Thank mr_dendrocacalia
Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The place is nice and convenient. The staff are helpful. The food is delicious and fresh. They have a indoor & outdoor dining

Thank malik I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
African, Ethiopian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Kasanchis/Abware, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa
  • Phone Number: +251 91 120 1723

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?