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Next to Ghion Hotel | Meskel Square, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
513772
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Chinese Food

China Bar has been around for a long time (more than the 15 years we've lived in Addis Ababa) and is a reliable Chinese restaurant with friendly parking guards and wait staff. It is centrally located just off Meskel Square and near the Ghion Hotel and gardens. If it's daytime, take a walk in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
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Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I have been traveling the past 6 weeks in Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya as a tourist. I arrived in Addis Ababa 4 days ago. Being from Singapore, I long from good Asian food. Thus, I searched for recommendations on tripadvisor. I visited China Bar and Restaurant for lunch yesterday. I ordered spring rolls as starter and 2 main courses... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Very tasty Chinese food and lovely service. We first went here 12 years ago when we were living in Ethiopia and were very happy to be back. Decorated with red Chinese lanterns and soft lighting which gives it a cosy intimate atmosphere. Went back 2 nights in a row it was so good. Maybe some of the dishes are not... More 

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Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

China Bar has been around for a long time (more than the 15 years we've lived in Addis Ababa) and is a reliable Chinese restaurant with friendly parking guards and wait staff. It is centrally located just off Meskel Square and near the Ghion Hotel and gardens. If it's daytime, take a walk in the lovely Ghion gardens before or... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I have visited many restaurants in Addis, but nothing comes close to China Bar and Restaurant! Authentic Chinese food and great customer service!

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Nuenen, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Been here before, but this time we took a beef on a hot plate that really was very very tasty!!! Besides fish and rice. Staff is friendly, but not really conscious of the importance of the concept of "delighting the customer". Furthermore,it is at Meskell square, every taxi driver knows where it is.

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North Berwick, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

It's been there for ever with pretty garish but fun decor although the overall atmosphere is a somewhat slow. Have been with a small handful of people as well as with a group of 40. They handled the latter very well with a dozen pre ordered dishes. The smaller group requesting a wider variety of dishes did not work quite... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My Son and I travel to Ethiopia every other year to visit our sponsored children and sometimes stay at the Ghion Hotel we always make a point to have a few meals at the China Bar.. great friendly service and wonderful food .. The Manager has always remembered us and makes a point to stop and say hello ....

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Devon,UK
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60 reviews 60 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We visited here once whilst staying at the Ghion. Easy walk and provided an alternative dining option. Food was good - good size portions and tasty. Although more expensive for Addis the price was very reasonable compared to UK prices (as was most of Addis). Friendly waiter - although very quiet - would go back again.

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Addis Ababa
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Old Chinese restaurant in Addis Ababa. The food is still consistent and good. The devils spicy soup is worth a try. Not as spicy as expected but really tasty.

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Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Enjoyed two visits to the China Bar Restaurant. The food was very good in each visit. As with most Chinese restaurants, the variety of choices is excellent...something to please every palate. There was a decent selection of wines and the service was very good. We would return there again.

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  • Address: Next to Ghion Hotel | Meskel Square, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa
  • Phone Number: 513772

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