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

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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
Great entertainment.

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
RobertaFarmGal
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Minnedosa, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW via mobile

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

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Great music and nice place. The food is not that great. There are a lot of places in Addis that has better food but the music is great. The kids will love it. This place would be considered a tourist trap for me.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I spent 36 hours in Addis Ababa, and was invited Yod abyssinia. Great atmosphere, interesting folklore, and very good service. The various artists and the music were great. The dancing lady shaking her head should be on Ethiopian got talent. The food was interesting, fresh and lots of variety. A little spicy for my taste. Lots of foreigners and Ethiopians... 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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