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Yod Abyssinia Traditional Food

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Bole Medhaniyalem Area, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 661 2985
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's fairly priced from a western perspective for clean nicely presented Ethiopian food with a bunch of so-so stage performances. Lots of diverse crowds enjoying but the staff seem a bit too busy and this service felt like it suffered on behalf of being short staffed. Food looked good but still I wasn't a fan of my fried beef...

Thank eddietsai
Nassau, New Providence Island
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The cultural show is amazing. They sing and dance to a variety of Ethiopian tunes from various parts of the country. The performers are all completely entertaining - singers, dancers and the band. As a vegetarian I completely enjoyed the fasting platter I got. It included the injera flat bread with lentils and split peas made a variety of ways,... More 

Thank Felicity I
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to see Ethiopian culture. The music and dancing is fantastic. The food (although not really my thing) is a must try!

Thank OliverButchart
Winterton, South Africa
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Upmarket with a great warm and traditional ambiance, colorfully decorated yet sophisticated with very good facilities. The Ethiopian food is well served, very tasty and presented on Ethiopian dishes/cutlery....good music and dancing on weekend evenings which is enjoyed by everybody! Highly recommended to first time visitors to this historic country and city!

Thank Koos K
Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been coming to Addis about once a year for the past 20 years and have been to this restaurant multiple times. Each time it's an absolute delight - the food is excellent and authentic, which is proven by the fact that most of the people eating there are locals. Great atmosphere and service - definitely a must-see in... More 

1 Thank safricanstardust
Vienna, Austria
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very good night's entertainment - crowded and fun and lots of traditional music and noise. Certainly worth a visit for a good serve of local food and "culture"

Thank 111Andrew111
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Something to try if you are in Addis. I love the fact that it is not just a "tourist attraction" but a place where Habesha come to enjoy the music and the dance.

Thank marie2p2017
Moscow, Russia
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188 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good restaurant to try traditional food and see folk dances of various regions. I thought that the place is touristic, but was positively surprised to see many local people as well. I think such place should be visited at least once.

Thank Sergey K
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25 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is certainly a must go for a tourist. some lovely performances and you could also dance with the artists.

Thank anoop350
Algiers Province, Algeria
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place Allows you to know the different traditional dances as well as Ethiopian music, all this with Ethiopian food on an Ethiopian table and Ethiopian chairs but with the presence of many foreigners ...

Thank N_Charchari

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 30
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?