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Im Herzen Afrikas

Gutleutstrasse 13, 60329 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany (Bahnhofsviertel)
069 / 24 24 60 80
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Ranked #8 of 1,739 Restaurants in Frankfurt
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $22
Cuisines: African
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Bahnhofsviertel
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We were fed up of having sausages. And German beer. So we wanted a change. We tried this place. Wow they had two parts of the Resturant. Bar side was very elegant. With tree houses and special African style decorations. We felt we are in Africa. Staff is friendly. For mail meals and beer we spent only 25€. The food... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We came here the day before we left Frankfurt, having seen it fairly at the top of the restaurant rankings on TripAdvisor. Not knowing what to expect at all we found it to be one of the, if not the most interesting restaurants we've ever been to. The Service was excellent; Got there, seated within seconds, menu within 2 minutes... More

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Schaerbeek, Belgium
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76 reviews 76 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We went there once but could not eat: they were full and reservation is therefore highly recommended. They are closed at lunch time and have two reservation laps of time: from 6 to 9 pm and from 9 pm onwards. Being on a weekend break, we had the chance to be able to eat the next day on the terasse.... More

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Riga, Latvia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great Ethiopian food and a cozy atmosphere. The mixed platter is enough to share but be careful as the lamb is quite spicy. The home-made beer is a great addition to the meal as well. Advice for women: do not wear high heel shoes as the floor is fully covered by sand, so if anything wear sandals or flip flops... More

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

So I've been to Im Herzen Afrikas every time I have been in Frankfurt and it keeps getting better. The mixed platter is huge for €10 and really delicious, the last time however I had the spicy lamb with onions and this was still enough food for a medium sized meal. The staff are friendly competent and I only wish... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I should caveat this review with: I've never had Ethiopian food in Ethiopia. This is however, by far the best Ethiopian/pan-African restaurant I've eaten at in Europe. And so much food for the price too!

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

The food was absolutely amazing and really cheap. My two friends and I shared a selection of 6 different main courses for 10€ each! We also shared hummus for starters which was also very good. The service was very friendly and it was a relaxed atmosphere. I would not recommend sitting outside because it's right next to the street and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Glad we found this place on Tripadvisor. Authentic Ethiopian food, nice atmosphere and friendly/helpful staff. Try the shared platter if you're with a group. Can truly recommend booking a table.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Interesting concept, floor covered in sand and a cave like feeling. We came in a big group and all shared large meat platters, which you had to eat with bread. Loved the concept and the food, next time I am in Frankfurt I will come here again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

The concept is quite interesting, where you and those with you use bread to nibble from the platter. The food was well made too and the décor is spot on. However, I've to say it was the most moronic, useless and unfriendly service (if you can call it that...). At some point we ordered more bread and the waiter brings...two... More

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