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Road Runner Bar, Restaurant and Pizzeria

Pizza, Eclectic
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Next to Demberwa Hospital | Haya Hulet, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Road Runner has an open area with camp fire as well as inside rooms, plays...
Road Runner has an open area with camp fire as well as inside rooms, plays music from all over the African continent, has a screen for big football matches, and has the best pizzas and fish in Addis Ababa
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, great company, doorway to whomever you need to know!

This is one of those off-the-beaten-track restaurants that wows me everytime I go there, irrespective of the time of day or day of the week. The menu has something for every taste bud including those who want to try something new, the food is great and given the menu repertoire, it is value for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This is one of those off-the-beaten-track restaurants that wows me everytime I go there, irrespective of the time of day or day of the week. The menu has something for every taste bud including those who want to try something new, the food is great and given the menu repertoire, it is value for money. Add to that the convivial... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

Depending on the day and the whim if owner Tony, you could be dancing with traditional singers, lighting the Meskel bonfire or just cosying up to the outdoor fire. Road Runner is where locals and expatriates meet - everyone is welcome. Pizzas are good, especially the vegetarian ones. Also worth trying is the fried fish and chicken kiev. The food... More 

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Ottawa
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Good service, good pizza (the pasta didn't get as favourable reviews from our group) and a fire to keep you warm if you got cold in the brisk evening air. My group enjoyed this restaurant and returned again and again.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I spent 10 days in Addis Ababa in late 2013 and was invited to the Roadrunner. The charming and charismatic proprietor, Tony Hickey, was a wonderful host. He has lived there for a over 30 years and is a great contact to have if you are doing business or just traveling in Ethiopia. The choice on the menu was excellent,... More 

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London
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

At Road Runner in Addis you get much more than good food. You get - if you're lucky - a party. Tony Hickey the charming and welcoming proprietor and host is a sociable warm-hearted person who has been in Ethiopia for thirty years or more and knows everyone - and the visitors too. And has a real skill at mixing... More 

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Suffolk
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Just returned from another visit to Ethiopia which once again was brightened by a visit to Road Runner. On a Friday night this is the most lively place in Addis with great Pizzas and a very fine chicken curry. A great mix of people, open fire, new bar, and Ethiopian dancers and musicians on the occasional Friday. A most enjoyable... More 

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addis ababa ethiopia
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

Nice spot both for lunch or dinner. Recently built nice ouitdoor bar - ie under cover in the garden. Menue contains things not normal in Addis eg Quiche, and a cheeese/spinach pie/tart ? Friday evenings they put out fires in oildrums so you can eat outside - which is not wise in Addis generally - too chilly after 6-30pm... With... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

It was a little hard to find, but we had the name of the hospital right next store and our driver was able to find it. Good pizza with a chewier crust. Not a lot of ambience but when you need a good pizza on the road, this is a good place to go.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Nice mix between local and international crowed. Good western orientated menu with a local touch. Service is good, medium range prices and the little campfire every night gives the finishing touch. Everyone is always welcome to join the regulars circle which makes u feel at home from minute 1.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

nice place to sit around the fire and have a beer. but it must be quiet in the rainy season. no fire usually = no people

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Address: Next to Demberwa Hospital | Haya Hulet, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa
Cuisine: Pizza, Eclectic

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  • Address: Next to Demberwa Hospital | Haya Hulet, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Eclectic

Description

Road Runner has an open area with camp fire as well as inside rooms, plays music from all over the African continent, has a screen for big football matches, and has the best pizzas and fish in Addis Ababa

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