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Yod Abyssinia Traditional Food

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Bole Medhaniyalem Area, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
011-661-2985
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traditional food introduction

I went there twice during lunch time, it was almost empty. The second time was at dinner time it was very worth it. You can dine and have a 3 hour show on Ethiopian music and culture. So worth it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
isab10027
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I went there twice during lunch time, it was almost empty. The second time was at dinner time it was very worth it. You can dine and have a 3 hour show on Ethiopian music and culture. So worth it!

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Purcell, Oklahoma
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Oh yeah! I wish we were in Addis for longer to experience this place and eat more meals there. The vegetarian sampler was enough for 3 people, even though it was listed as a meal for one. It was fabulous! I was not able to stay for the dancing and entertainment later, but will plan on it next time! Well... More 

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Minnedosa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to enjoy Ethiopian traditional dancing and savour some terrific authentic food.

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21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I must confess i did not have cery high expectations as i knew this place was more a touristic and very commercial one rather than a genuine local experience. I was delighted. The food was good but the show is totally worth coming there for an evening to enjoy the cultural scene of different parts of Ethiopia. Fully recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I have visited almost 2-3 times to this restaurant........... this a a cultural themed restaurent with folk singing and dancing... excellent food with taste and health.. I tried their Vegetarian dishes.... with Injera (ethiopian bread)..

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Temple, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Loved the entertainment! The food was amazing and the atmosphere was phenomenal! Security was a plus.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Fun place to get a taste of the many cultures of Ethiopia. Nice atmosphere. Diverse group of customers. Energetic and colorful dancing from all regions of the country, lively music, and good representation of local food. Went with several locals who enjoyed themselves as much as we did - they commented on the dancers and costumes and enjoyed the "fasting"... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Nice restaurant, with good food (nothing exceptional) and a very local atmosphere (I particularly liked the paintings on the roof). Position yourself on the tables next to the stage. Space is limited at all tables. The spicy dishes are very strong but taste really good. Lot of variety. Staff very nice. Show is good, even though the music was far... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is a must try place in Addis ! They serve traditional food, which I really liked. But their charm is in the traditional dance show they do. It was really interesting to see. The service was good and fast

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Do you want to test the best Ethiopian food with traditional music? This is the place if you are in Addis now or planning to go. I was quite a number of times with friends, family and other significant. It is very convenient location and fits for any type of visit either solo or group. You want some adventure? Well... More 

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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: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

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