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La Mandoline

Turn Right After Atlas Hotel Continue on This Road | After Yeshy Buna You See the "La Mandoline" Sign Pointing Left Into a Narrow Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Ranked #5 of 138 Restaurants in Addis Ababa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Note that there are no street addresses in Ethiopia! I've done my best to describe its location as would be done by one person living in Ethiopia to another. I lived in Ethiopia for 2 years, and I assure you this place exists. A map to this establishment can be found in the American Embassy publication at: http://photos.state.gov/libraries/ethiopia/427391/PDF%20files/The%20Lion%20June%209.pdf
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Note that there are no street addresses in Ethiopia! I've done my best to describe its location as would be done by one person living in Ethiopia to another. I lived in Ethiopia for 2 years, and I assure you this place exists. A map to this establishment can be found in the American Embassy publication at: http://photos.state.gov/libraries/ethiopia/427391/PDF%20files/The%20Lion%20June%209.pdf
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I just love this place. Ambience is great. Food is so delicious and authentic. Loved the service and attitude of staffs. Will surely come back.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We have had dinner in most of the well known restaurants in Addis and La Mandoline has become our preferred place. What makes it stand out is the terrace, where you can have a drink, dinner, or both, in a relaxed and quiet setting. The new place in Chechenia, next to Caravan Hotel, is located away from busy streets, as... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

i loved everything, the place is big and really nice. the owner is very friendly and the food was delicious. i loved this place.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Top Contributor
230 reviews 230 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We have been regular guests in the Mandoline since about 2 years and we always loved it. The old location in Tele Bole had more atmosphere but apparently they had issues with the landlord. The new location (not far from ATLAS hotel) is an old villa on a larger property and also has some outside sitting. The restaurant, however, lacks... More

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York, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The beef fillet was cooked to perfection, the wine was excellent and the service was friendly and quick (very unusual in Ethiopia). A shame the previous reviewer did not get the corked wine substituted, though.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I had so looked forward to visiting this much talked about restaurant.....disappointment was my reward.....we ordered a bottle of rose wine which the waitress opened and let my colleague try...she asked me to try and we both agreed that it was corked....the waitress could not understand us and just insisted that we had to pay for the wine as it... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

So after numerous attempts to find this place and the confusion about the old vs new location, I walked out of my hotel and it's on the doorstep. We are staying at The Caravan Hotel. So google it's exact location, it's off Mike Leyland street in the southeast of the city. From the front door of the Caravan hotel (facing... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Yes, this place is delicious on an international standard. The steak with Roquefort sauce was great (as were the veggies that came with it)! The wine was good and not expensive. Dinner, wine and dessert was about US $30, which is a lot for here, but worth it. They have supposedly moved locations so it was hard it our driver... More

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Food excellent, service can be patchy, esp since they moved to new location. Been here about 8 times in 18 months, only one bad experience when they spilled my beer and charged for the replacement! Steaks and chicken v good. Crepes are yummy!

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Montreal, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Nice clean restaurant, very tasty and good european food. Nice terrasse outside. Nice decoration inside.

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