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Little Ethiopia

76 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 8254
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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76 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

A lovely place with a lovely atmosphere. This is a tiny restaurant, make a booking first just to be sure you get a seat. We ordered two dishes per couple, and that was plenty. The two dishes were served on a large platter per couple,...More

Thank Julie D
Reviewed 22 May 2018

We really enjoyed our lunch at Little Ethiopia. Delicious and very unusual. Eating with your hands is ok. Coffee with popcorn was a nice and unexpected treat and our kids loved the popcorn. When we left, the kids received an extra bag of popcorn to...More

Thank AshbourneFranschhoek
Reviewed 8 May 2018

We lived nearby and while exploring on our first night in Cape Town, chanced upon this hole in the wall. Little did we know that it had rave reviews and was mentioned in many magazines and websites. The place is really super tiny and there...More

Thank Betty C
Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

The food here is so good we came back 2 days later. Be warned once you eat here you won’t want to go anywhere else in Cape Town. The staff are beautiful and clearly care about the food they give you and if you enjoyed...More

Thank brigittekelleher
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This is a wonderful restaurant. Probably seats 15 at most. The owner,Yeshi Mekonnen, provided great food and service despite the fact that she was the only one working because of a taxi strike. We had the Beyeaynetu, a dish consisting of a variety of vegetables...More

Thank Markjs12
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Another one not to miss if you like authentic African food. Prepared in the real traditional manner. It's served on a type of flat bread that resembles a large whole meal crepe. You eat it with your fingers, an amazing experience not to be missed!

Thank johannem644
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We stumbled upon this place after it started raining and didn't want to walk too far for dinner. Glad we did as it was very good. I am not sure how authentic it is, but it felt like the real deal to me. It's a...More

Thank leisurelymonkey
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

As good as any we've eaten at in Addis, Lalibela, Harar, etc. excellent vegetarian fare (although a lot of meat also). Great people.

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This restaurant is literally a hole in the world. However, the cuisine is terrific and the decor is charming (and the place is spotless). You won't find better Ethiopian food outside of Ethiopia.

1  Thank Bordentownguy
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Really small restaurant - would recommend booking as it was really busy when I went, and a lot of customers had to be turned away as there was no space inside or outside for anymore people. Never had Ethiopian food before and it was really...More

1  Thank Tej_Chau
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 8254
The Best of Ethiopian cuisine, prepared 100% in a traditional way so that you may experience the original taste of this internationally popular Eastern African food. Visit us at LITTLE ETHIOPIA RESTAURANT!!
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