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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
Reservations
Late Night

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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
Most recent review
Great food and music!

A few business partners, locals, expats and visiting had dinner at Yod Abyssinia yesterday. The food was great, good traditional Ethiopian food, with so many choices. The music from South-East, North etc and dances were great. Very good atmosphere.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Robert C
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Toronto, Canada
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Toronto, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

A few business partners, locals, expats and visiting had dinner at Yod Abyssinia yesterday. The food was great, good traditional Ethiopian food, with so many choices. The music from South-East, North etc and dances were great. Very good atmosphere.

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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

The wide variety of the audience, from locals to ngo workers to tourists to visiting business traffic such as ourselves was a good sign. The place was packed out as we puzzled our way through the fasting and non fasting menu. (Lent being taken more seriously here than in western Christian countries). We went for a non fasting platter, but... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

I have been to this restaurant several times. It's a well organized place from reception, parking, and service to a multiple choice of traditional food and drinks. Last time I visited this place was with a lot of my colleagues, most of whom do not know Ethiopian traditional food. They were amazed by the over all service , particularly the... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

We went to this restaurant for our farewell-dinner in Ethiopia. Thanks to TripAdvisor-reviews our expectations were high, and initially I was surprised by how cramped the restaurant was. However the food was very nice, and the dance show interesting. Get a table a bit away from the stage if you want to be able to have a conversation while the... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great ethiopian food!!I had a great traditional ethiopian lunch with my brother.the cost is fair compaired to other places.

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Senior Contributor
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6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were here with our family members that live in downcountry Ethiopia and our eldest granddaughter whom we brought along from Canada. Lovely traditional dinner - plenty of food for all of us and we liked seeing that it wasn't just tourists in the place but also local patrons. We only stayed for part of the show but it was... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Yod Abyssinia has the best tibs in town. Better than Mama's Kitchen - and those are yummy. The sampler plate is great to get when friends are visiting. The music is fun (if a bit loud). You can always come before the performance starts and eat and chat, and then continue to drink beer and listen to music until you've... More 

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Scarperia, Italy
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74 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Typical restaurant in Addis, a must when in town. The food is in general good with a variety of national dishes. The atmosphere is nice, but it has become too touristic (it's really full of too many tourists!) although you can also find many locals there. The prices are quite high, especially if compared with restaurants of the countryside away... More 

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Ad Dammam, Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

You have got to go to this place if you already love traditional Ethiopian coffee, or you'd like to become a fan! Really great food, well prepared and presented by smiling friendly people in national dress. All genuinely ethnic, reasonably priced and sometimes there's music and dancing too. Try the traditional drink, tej, but be careful, coz it tastes sweet... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

good food. Great experience. Good service. Traditional ambiance. Visited 5 times and once even in lunch time. Place to visit with family. Buffet is also available if you dont wish to eat ethiopian food. be there at 7.30 and make booking in advance to get good seat to see the performance.

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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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