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Top View Restaurant

Up the hill from the Megenagna Roundabout, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
627340/50
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Ranked #37 of 138 restaurants in Addis Ababa
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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is a nice place to have a business lunch or dinner or with friends. While some f the original view has been compromised by a building it is still a lovely place and the food is quite good.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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180 reviews 180 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I have been visiting Addis Ababa for last 8-10 years and have been frequent visitor at Top View. I was disappointed this time. Food Standard has certainly come down and restaurant badly need to be refurbished. Also once upon a time Top View really had a nice view, but now view is completely blocked by upcoming construction.

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Lagos, Nigeria
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Our party ate pasta and found it hot and tasty. The salads were also nice. The ambiance is good. It was hard to discern any sort of view as it was nighttime when we visited, for that reason I wish we were able to go for lunch instead. The service was some of the best we had while in Addis.... More

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Paso Robles, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Taken there by locals and the staff made fairly quick accommodations for our large group of almost 20. It's not a large place, so we were lucky it wasn't more full. It's way up a hillside with picture windows and the view of the city is very nice. The power went off before we were served our meals, but thankfully... More

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Great restaurants and food. The view is now blocked by the new Bellevue Hotel and Spa - unlike the 'Face of Addis' - which actually has a great view of the city at dusk and is at the top of the hillside.

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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

A very nice location and inventory in the restaurant. The menu was rich with different kind of choices. The food was nice preperad and served. But the food was not warm, i guess it was since it was served to seven guests at the same time. It is not much for the staff to do to rice the stars of... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The location is good, but the food is average at the best case. I had a good soup, average- Shis-Kebab and terrible dessert: THE TIRAMiSU avoid it for your health.It was clear that nobody in the kitchen ever had a real Tiramisu.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I had a pasta dish that was decent enough but it tasted like something I could have made myself...only with more grease. Same for the bruschetta appetizers that we ordered. The dining room itself is very open and the seating was comfortable enough. The staff was very attentive and open to our requests for various drinks. We had a fun... More

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Canberra, Australia
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131 reviews 131 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

The former view is now almost entirely blocked by three new buildings and the food is very average. The non-pasta western dishes all came with the same tiny three "stripes" of mashed potato, cooked carrots, and spinach accompanying them. The nile perch I ordered barely seemed to be that fish and was three thin dried out pieces. The spinach and... More

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Mek'ele, Ethiopia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

The view is indeed very enjoyable. There are different terrasses where you can eat. Waiters are very professional. I would recommand the pastas (arabbiatta quite good) and the creme caramel or panacotta which are fantastic!

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