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Yod Abyssinia Traditional Food

Bole Medhaniyalem Area, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
011-661-2985
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Ranked #3 of 160 Restaurants in Addis Ababa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Ethiopian
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Traditional Ethiopian food, eaten by your fingers shared on a huge platter is quite an experience. Add traditional dancing and music and the experience is quite unique. Not a place to go unless you are adventuous in your eating.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Visited Yod with friends during business trip to Ethiopia. Food was excellent - such a great choice for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. The cultural show was fantastic with examples of music and dancing from various regions of Ethiopia. Certainly worth a visit.

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Caldecote, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

A truly wonderful experience providing insight into dances from the different regions in Ethiopia. Tip: try to go with a local person who would provide the background to dishes and dances. The buffet was preferable as there's a wonderful array of choices. Only negative was the service. The drinks order took forever and we didn't always get what we wanted.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

the place is awesome you get to enjoy culture from the east africa region entertainment music the service was very good i enjoyed i had a good time in addis ababa .

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Delicious food and great dancers.....authentic & energetic atmosphere. A must see while you're in Addis!

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Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I always avoid very touristic places but this one is a beautiful exception. Fairy prices for very good food, nice dancers (I sat there for 3 hours, my personal record for a traditional show!!) and kind service. It was also veery crowd but, as always in Ethiopia, very comfortable.

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Debre Zeyit, Ethiopia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Place to spend the evening in Addis Ababa..Traditional dances of all regions of Ethiopia..Can't forget Oromia Region performance.. Food..Non Vegetarian can enjoy a lot and for Vegetarian.. Beyanet is the right choice.. Great Traditional Hospitality...

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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Our friend took us there on our first day in Addis Ababa - after long flight, day of shopping (our luggage was lost) we even didn't want to go there. We were very nice surprised with everything: the food was good (you may not like injura but you must try it in Ethiopia), décor so exotic but very nicely done.... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

good food, nice atmosphere, great music and dance. A typical place where natives take international visitors.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My friends family in Addis,took me to this place.I have been well surprised by this restaurant,The food was very good. The show is fine and the dancers very good. The best things about this place is the traditional theme of the environment and vibrant atmosphere. I really enjoyed.

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Additional Information about Yod Abyssinia Traditional Food

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

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