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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: Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Authentic experience

Excellent Ethiopian food, amazing entertainment. An absolute must when in Addis. Overall great experience, brilliant service and coffee is nothing but wow!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Excellent Ethiopian food, amazing entertainment. An absolute must when in Addis. Overall great experience, brilliant service and coffee is nothing but wow!

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The real deal! Great etiopian dinner and show! Call and ask which days the do shows. Great service and the food is high quality.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My friends and colleagues gave me a surprise birthday treat at this venue. it was a very pleasant one for me. Though this was not my first time in a similar Ethiopian traditional out fit, but this was quite a good one for me. I enjoyed the exotic Ethiopian Traditional food, drinks, Dancers and performers, My wife who visited on... More 

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beirut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

It is good to try Ethiopian food once you are there. However, this restaurant is a bit expensive and staff were very very rude.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We went on a Wednesday as it (and Friday) offers vegetarian options. The place has a great authentic atmosphere. We did the buffet option and the food was good. I tried the honey wine as a pairing as it is the local custom..the wine was not to my taste but that is no reflection on this place. The stage show... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Booked it during the day because I had 13, 16 year old girls with me! Got there small chairs all crammed in with little tables. Good decor and a stage in the middle with a 4 piece band on it playing Ethiopian music. We were advised by a local to order off the menu and not have the buffet. Food... More 

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Whitby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a good place to try well prepared and very tasty traditional Ethiopian food, while watching an amusing performance of tradition dance. We went there twice. There were VIPs on both evenings. On the first night, the VIP group looked Japanese. The group about two weeks later appeared to be dignitaries from the African Union. It's obviously a place... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

This is a must place to visit. The experience was unforgettable, and authentic. From the washing of your hands at the table before and after eating, to the attire of the waiters and waitresses, and the beautiful art throughout. I especially enjoyed the food and entertainment. It involved dancing and singing that represented different regions of Ethiopia. Oh, and it's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I have been in Yod Abyssinia several times, but never experienced the local food; the inyarra, firfir, the St Georgis and the Axiomite wine as good as now. The entartaiment is breathtaken. Highly recommend you and your friends to try it out.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Yod Abyssinia was mentioned by everyone I asked about a good place to eat and watch Ethiopian dance. It turned out to be a memorable experience to dine in the restaurant with several hundred other visitors, both local and foreigners. I was quite blown away by the Oromo dance where the lady dancer moved her neck in a circular fashion... More 

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Address: Bole Medhaniyalem Area, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone Number: 011-661-2985
Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa
Average Prices: USD 10 - 30
Cuisine: African, Ethiopian

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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: African, Ethiopian

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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