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Addis in Cape Ethiopian Restaurant

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Corner Long & Church Streets, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 424 5722
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12:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was very nice. My fiance has been to Ethiopia and took me there to have a taste of what he had and he said the smell were exactly the same! The food was something new but good. Our food came in separate bowls but they serve it in a big basket - like plate once at the table. You... More 

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Thank Zel15
Bristol, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've had Ethiopian food before, and fancied trying it again when we walked past this place near our hotel on Long Street. It's a large spacious restaurant over several floors. Our table had a barrel as a table and was a little unconventional but quite fun. The food was just as we remembered and really delicious. It was great value... More 

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Thank Obtuse
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this restaurant during a trip to Cape Town two years ago and have been dying to go back ever since. Finally got there last night and it was just as amazing as I remembered! Great food, great service and best of all for me, it's all gluten free! If you're in Cape Town and want to experience something... More 

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Thank deegibson
Miami
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An acquaintance recommended this restaurant before we arrived in Cape Town. The setting is warm and cozy with low tables and chairs. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The food is delicious and it's all gluten free. We asked the waiter to surprise us, and everything was very good. We recommend paying a little extra for the teff injera. If... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

simply amazing filling wholesome food with an amazing location, be sure to get the coffee as it relaxed us no end !

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had never been before in an ethiopian restaurant before. So we were excited to find out what to get there. Our waiter, Elias, was very charming. He described everything to us and we counted on his advice to choose a bit from everything. We were more than satisfied. Thanks Elias

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Thank Harald C
Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing experience. My first ever totally authentic Ethiopian food. Great curries and coffees

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celebrate2016, General Manager at Addis in Cape Ethiopian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello its always a pleasure to receive such wonderful positive feedback from our customers.We would like to thank you for choosing us as your dining choice and we are glad that you enjoyed every moment.We always strive for excellency and it would be great to see you again. Cheers from Addis in Cape Team More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From start to finish this was one of the best eating experiences we have had. The staff were friendly and professional. The decor and ambience was interesting and comfortable. Our decision to opt for a shared starter + the combo meal (choice of 2 main courses each) + coffee and popcorn to finish gave us a great range of tastes.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is definitely a great place to have Ethiopian food. The decor is very cute and they have tried to give a nice local cultural touch to the restaurant. The service is great and the server's patiently answers the questions and even recommend dishes based on your pallet. The prices are somewhere in the middle, not a cheap or a... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent for vegetarians. Very tasty food. Friendly service. Nice ambiance. Went twice and enjoyed it.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner Long & Church Streets, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 5722
Description
Addis in Cape! Voted best African Eatery in Cape Town, an authentic Ethiopian restaurant that caters for Non-vegetarian, Vegan and Vegetarian clients. We provide a unique communal dining experience you, your family and friends will remember. From traditional hand-wash ceremonies to our traditional Ethiopian coffee we promise a memorable experience.
Ethiopian cuisine is famous for its rich aromas and generous use of herbs and spices. The country was historically situated on trading routes that included the trade of many exotic spices; this history has had a tremendous influence on the taste of Ethiopian food as we know it. Today most of the herbs and spices are blended and prepared in the home with great love and attention, as are those used in Addis in Cape. The dishes that you taste here are unique to Ethiopia and we are proud as a restaurant to share them with you.

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