We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Yod Abyssinia Traditional Food

Certificate of Excellence
$$
Ethiopian
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Bole Medhaniyalem Area, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
011-661-2985
Website
Add hours for Yod Abyssinia Traditional Food and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 464 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 196
    Excellent
  • 217
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great intro to Ethiopian food and culture

Great food, fantastic music and dancing - really showcases all the different cultural groups which is great if you don't have time to visit all those parts of the country. Busy but service is reasonably quick and the crowda just prove why it is so popular!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
mran4330
,
Sydney, Australia
via mobile
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
Add Photo Write a Review

464 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Had the food only been clean, I would highly recommend this places. But my group all got a bad belly. And regrettably friends told me, that this isnt uncommon for visitors at Yod Abyssinia

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great food, fantastic music and dancing - really showcases all the different cultural groups which is great if you don't have time to visit all those parts of the country. Busy but service is reasonably quick and the crowda just prove why it is so popular!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Food was good - traditional dancers were very entertaining. Its interesting to see the dance fusions they come up with - worth a visit and its close to the airport - 10 minute drive - 15 - 20 minute walk if one knows the shortcut :) - good for a layover escapade for anyone who can leave the airport for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Highland Park, Illinois
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We had a lot of fun, albeit in a Disney-esque environment. The ambience felt somewhat artificial, like it was designed to create a Tourist Experience. The food was generally good (although the lamb and goat were both tough), and the overall effect was fun, clean, and safe. It's the kind of place hotel concierges like to send people because it's... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Better to order from the menu instead of going for the buffet as quality of buffet items are not very good here....having said that the traditional music entertainment and dancing is owesome. Totally enjoyed the evening.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sri Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Good food, Good entertainment - specially the different dances from various tribes A bit too crowded on the day I visited

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Food is always good hear. You can enjoy a good cultural show with different dances from around Ethiopia but it can get noisy

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Food was good and I liked the show even thought I'm not normally interested in this type of entertainment.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Zaragoza, Spain
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This was the last activity of my Ethiopian tour. I had expected to see traditional dancing but it was somehow "modern". Interesting and good fun, though. However, the place is completely aimed to tourists who might not know anything about the country. The food was not that special. As a vegetarian, I could only have a very simple salad which... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This place serves up some extremely authentic quality Ethiopian food, with the staff being more than willing to assist newbies to traverse the menu. Dietary restrictions are understood and entertained. The community eating custom, along with tasteful representation of local design sensibilities and spectacular entertainment at night come together to pack a powerful punch of local flair.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Yod Abyssinia Traditional Food also viewed

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
 
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
 

Been to Yod Abyssinia Traditional Food? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bole Medhaniyalem Area, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa
  • Phone Number: 011-661-2985

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
  • Cuisine: Ethiopian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Entertaining clients

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Yod Abyssinia Traditional Food staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?