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All 160 Addis Ababa Restaurants

Aladdin Restaurant

Near the Japan Embassy entrance | Bole, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Ranked #22 of 160 Restaurants in Addis Ababa
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is a great place to have Middle Eastern/ Lebanese food. The staff are very friendly and helpful, the place is nicely decorated with a pond in the restaurant. The four of us ordered a number of mezzo options, all of which were delicious. I loved the mixed grill which is very tasty. I'll be back.

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Albi, France
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The food was authentically Lebanese and very tasty. The staff are efficient and friendly. The layout gives plenty of space between tables and is moderately attractive. Peaceful and simple come to mind. The menu choice is extensive and the mezzo section gives a lot of flexibility. Prices are a little high for Addis but the quality justifies them. The menu... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The restaurant is very nicely decorated and the staff makes you feel welcome. Food is ok, northern african style. They have live music on weekends, check with the restaurant, since it can be very loud. On the other hand, it is very nice atmospere.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This place and the Lebanese restaurant are the top two for me to enjoy humas, lebna, falafel, and tabbouleh. The mixed grill is usually a very safe and good bet. Staff is nice and location is great. The parking is terrible so that can be a problem.

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London, England, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

A simple dining experience. The set up was cosy and simple- nothing fancy. Would be a great location for a casual dinner meal with friends. The food was nice and there was a good variety of food. We ordered lots of small starter dishes and ended up ordering too much food. The restaurant served Ethiopian wine and was located close... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I had colleagues visiting from China and they wanted something "arabic" so I went on tripadvisor and saw Aladdin had good reviews. Was not disappointed! Everything was amazing. I appreciated that the waiter quickly told us that the portions are smaller in size. He recommended ordering 3 starters and 2 main dishes. First came the hummus which was great. Then... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Very pleasant place, in Bole, I had a work dinner there, the service was quick and the staff very helpful and friendly. The food is really good and fresh, we shared a selection of mezzes and salads, and it is very hard to pick a favourite. When in Addis I would always have Ethiopian food, but if you are in... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Some friends and I went here for dinner and shared several vegetarian dishes (salad, falafel, labneh, etc.). Everything we had was fresh and well made, including the pita bread. The only reason I won't give five stars is that I felt it was expensive for what I've always experienced as an affordable cuisine choice. Even so, I will definitely return... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This is a great place for a quiet meal. Located off the Bolé airport hotel, it is easy to miss but most taxi drivers know the place. Popular with locals. Kebabs, Greek salad, traditional Lebanese fare. When in Addis, this is a good place to go - and surprisingly cheap.

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76 reviews 76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Right off Bole Avenue, Aladdin has an extensive selection of mezzes, kebabs and other delights. The clientele was almost all expats. The service is graceful and pleasant and the food is fresh and generously served. The noise level is low. The decor is simple but friendly. Try it next time you're in Addis.

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Address: Near the Japan Embassy entrance | Bole, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone Number: 0116614109
Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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