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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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84 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Singapore, Singapore
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

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

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Thank sathyany
hout bay
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179 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went there on the 1st Thursday of the new year and the City was humming. So we took our nieces from Abu Dabi/ London to Addis for an African experience. The atmosphere and service was great and since we had a vegetarian among us the waitress took special care to serve the meat dishes separately.The menu offers a nice... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was looking for a nice restaurant to have dinner with some friends and we by accident ended up in this very nice restaurant. Food and service were great as well as all the information provided by our waiter on Ethiopian culture and eating habits.

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

Hi We are pleased to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us and we are very glad too for such a positive compliment from you.We always strive to reach customer expectations at all times.Happy new year. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to try out Ethiopian food. Service is good the place has a good atmosphere. Always a pleasure eating Ethiopian food. I recommend the setup menu witch includes a taste of different Ethiopian food. So good!

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Thank Martin F
celebrate2016, Manager at Addis in Cape Ethiopian Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi We are pleased to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us and we are very glad too for such a positive compliment from you.We always strive to reach customer expectations at all times.Happy new year. More 

Shanghai, China
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I use to frequent Ethiopian joints years ago in Chicago and was very excited to try out a highly rated Ethiopian restaurant much closer to Ethiopia. The food did not disappoint. We got the set vegetarian menu, which exceeded expectations for me and my meat eating BF. The service was also wonderful. Highly recommend. Wish I could have gone more... More 

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

Hi We are pleased to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us and we are very glad too for such a positive compliment from you.We always strive to reach customer expectations at all times.Happy new year. More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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423 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 823 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an opportunity to have lunch at the Ethiopian restaurant once again. This time we arrived there almost 2.30 p.m. and the place was packed. This was also the New Year's weekend and that may explain why the place was packed during lunch. We had the same combination platter, which has always been good. Service was friendly and efficient.... More 

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Hong Kong
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ordered the set menu and didn't need to make a decision. The honey wine was nice and sweet reminded me of Japanese plum wine. The food had a good mixture of meat and veggie. Set menu came with 8 choices and teff (Ethiopian nan or bread). Pretty full. Need to use hands to eat tho! The only issue was... More 

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Annandale, Virginia
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good Ethiopian food, served in a traditional setting. Good ambience.Waiters were attentive and nice. Food was good- even our three children ate most of the food we ordered- we ordered the non-spicy dishes for them. Food takes a while to come- so plan accordingly. We liked the meat with the curries the best. You can't be in a rush to... More 

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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Second attempts on Ethiopian food. Was scared at first because my first but found out i love it all! Both food and coffee are awesome. Staff are very accommodation and the decorations are lovely. Would suggest friends to go.

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Romantic
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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