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La Mandoline

Turn Right After Atlas Hotel Continue on This Road | After Yeshy Buna You See the "La Mandoline" Sign Pointing Left Into a Narrow Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 662 9482
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“lemon tart” (8 reviews)
“steak” (19 reviews)
“tartare” (3 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
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Turn Right After Atlas Hotel Continue on This Road | After Yeshy Buna You See the "La Mandoline" Sign Pointing Left Into a Narrow Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is well hidden in the backstreets of Addis, but it has a very pleasant garden and you won't regret finding it. The outdoor seating is very pleasant. Their dinner time starts at 19:00 so don't come before as you will have to wait....More

Thank Natalia V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there for a late lunch on a sunny Sunday, we were luck enough to get a table on the terrace. The service was not fast which is OK for a week end lunch and was very friendly with the owner making sure all went...More

Thank YvonnickJ-D
Reviewed 30 March 2017

La Mandoline has been around a long time in Addis Ababa and has justly earned a reputation for excellent French food at reasonable prices. Cosy inside in the evenings, and one of the few places with a quiet outdoor space, making it perfect for leisurely...More

Thank Joanna B
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Turn off Mickey Leland St at Wudasie Castle Hotel; just 50? 100? feet up the road, take your first left, and La Mandoline is just down the street on your right. You can opt to dine in or out. We dined inside because at night...More

Thank darbyoshaughnessy
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

I visited today for lunch as I am staying at the Caravan Hotel and it's right around the corner. The patio was full so I sat inside the restaurant and it was nice to be alone. The atmosphere was simple yet elegant-love the corner fireplace...More

Thank Vera T
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has a nice patio, but we waited over one hour for lunch! And we ordered sandwiches, so shouldn't be too difficult. Will never go back!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 February 2017

La Mandoline always has an assortment of dishes and several daily specials each time we go. It is good food but the service is a bit off at ties. Sometimes they get the order wrong, sometimes they are slow. Always with a smile though!

Thank C S
Reviewed 13 February 2017

La Mandoline is located on a back-road in central Addis. Not the most charming of entrances, but the restaurant is one of (too few) where you can sit outside when weather permits. Both patio/terrace and the restaurant itself presents themselves nicely as both clean and...More

Thank Puku N
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Very good french cuisine in the heart of Addis Ababa! The food was excellent and the service was very friendly. Eating their food makes me smile! It has a long history with many famous guest eating here and i can understand why - Just good...More

Thank LittleMaples
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The food was delicious. We shared a cheese platter. I had a pork and lentil dish which was cooked perfectly. My friend had the brochette which she enjoyed. The service was excellent and the owner was friendly and professional.

Thank Christine H
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Raakin & Kiran I
How did you make reservations
14 September 2016|
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Response from asquill | Reviewed this property |
telephone call
Raakin & Kiran I
How did you make reservations
14 September 2016|
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Response from Cheikh T | Reviewed this property |
You can make it by phoning the Restaurant, or just go even without reservation, you will be served. If you are dinning in number, better reserve on phone.
Bonjour , je m'appelle anne-tigist j'ai 23ans . Je suis française d'origine éthiopienne . Je suis actuellement en formation en restauration collectif, qui se termine fin février . J'ai un très grand rêve c'est de pouvoir revenir vivre en Éthiopie . J'aimerais savoir si vous avez une petite place pour moi au sein de votre restaurant. Cordialement
28 September 2016|
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Response from Selim-Abbes | Reviewed this property |
Bonjour Annes-Tigist, je n'ai pas de restaurant, je suis juste allé deux fois à ce restaurant, comme client. Bonne chance pour la suite !
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Turn Right After Atlas Hotel Continue on This Road | After Yeshy Buna You See the "La Mandoline" Sign Pointing Left Into a Narrow Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa
  • Phone Number: +251 11 662 9482
  • E-mail
Note that there are no street addresses in Ethiopia! I've done my best to describe its location as would be done by one person living in Ethiopia to another. I lived in Ethiopia for 2 years, and I assure you this place exists. A map to this establishment can be found in the American Embassy publication at: