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Near the Japan Embassy entrance | Bole, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
0116614109
Today
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 24
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  • 45
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 1
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good Middle Eastern Food

Aladdin has been a consistently good restaurant during the 15 years we've lived in Addis Ababa. They have great kabobs!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
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Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Aladdin has been a consistently good restaurant during the 15 years we've lived in Addis Ababa. They have great kabobs!

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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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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
27 helpful votes 27 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
43 helpful votes 43 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
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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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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Near the Japan Embassy entrance | Bole, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa
  • Phone Number: 0116614109
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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