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Road Runner Bar, Restaurant and Pizzeria

Next to Demberwa Hospital | Haya Hulet, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Ranked #22 of 138 Restaurants in Addis Ababa
Cuisines: Eclectic
Dining options: Reservations
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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Dining options: Reservations
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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Ottawa
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

This is also near our offices and so it is quick and easy to go to. The Shiru tagamino is good, the fire pizza is good and it is a nice local bar. Don't expect something flash.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

The pizza was good, albeit more pricey than El Foi in Chicheninya which has better pizza combinations...lots of great outdoor seating for when its not raining

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