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La Mandoline

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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
(0)116629482
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Note that there are no street addresses in Ethiopia! I've done my best to...
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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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Escape from Addis, with good grub

I dined here with my family one Friday evening. Slightly to my surprise we were able to stroll in at about 8 pm with no reservation. The place is set back from a small road, so quiet. There is a bar and terrace outside, where one can eat if one wishes. We were inside. The decor is unremarkable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
theblackhand
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London, UK
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London, UK
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84 reviews 84 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I dined here with my family one Friday evening. Slightly to my surprise we were able to stroll in at about 8 pm with no reservation. The place is set back from a small road, so quiet. There is a bar and terrace outside, where one can eat if one wishes. We were inside. The decor is unremarkable but pleasant.... More 

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New York City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I went to this place cause it was close to my hotel. Located in a mansion, it has nice decor and a nice terrace. Very nice to go there after work.Good appetizers and non exhaustive wine list. Some entrees are better than others but it's ok.

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Adelaide River, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Was here over a year ago with my wife, excellent food and very good wine - very good value for what you get imo. Staff very friendly and a lovely ambiance. Would definitely return

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kigali
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75 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We had a late dinner here with friends - it's a french menu and has a enough variety so that everyone can find something they like. The service was professional and our meals came out quickly. It also has decent wine which is not always easy to find in Addis. We sat outside as it was a lovely evening. The... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

First time to La Mandoline was with friends for dinner. My first impression as I entered the restaurant was "This is OK". But as the minutes passed, I knew this place is more than 'just OK'. Ample parking space so parking was not an issue. We took a table outside in the garden. With the nice weather and the low... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

I had a lunch last week at La Mandoline. We had a nice table located on the lovely terrace. My only concern was about the comfort of the seats as the chairs are a bit too high for the table. Over wise the French food was really delicious and generously served. The staff is nice and really committed. Next time... More 

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Regina, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

French themed, very good good and the staff is excellent too. Especially enjoyed the stuffed chicken breast.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The restaurant staff were all very friendly and attentive. The wine list was extensive and well-priced and there was a Sommelier on hand to help us make a good choice. sufficient parking with garden and quite restaurant

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This place was a huge disappointment, as I had heard good things. But it was hard to find (poorly marked), the food was just kind of 'meh' (flavorless), and the price was very high. I won't be back.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Hidden away behind Addis's not so reputable street is a green garden with plenty of parking and outside sitting area! Inside a nicely decorated cozy family run restaurant a small but great menu by the young french/Ethiopian chef. The food was well presented, fresh and delicious food with a great services team and the food was not overpriced. Great place... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 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
  • Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa
  • Phone Number: (0)116629482

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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