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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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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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  • 17
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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
Fantastic food

We ate here twice during a weeks stay in addis and the food was fabulous. Highly recommended. Fillet steak with Roquefort sauce was delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Spacedchick
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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Banbury, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here twice during a weeks stay in addis and the food was fabulous. Highly recommended. Fillet steak with Roquefort sauce was delicious.

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Thank Spacedchick
Arusha, Tanzania
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we went there twice over our stay in Addis. food is great, we had the steak and it was very good. The owner comes to your table and checks if everything is fine. Waiters don't always speak enough English to understand what you are saying but they are friendly and smiling. Desserts are great

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Thank alice m
Arlington, Virginia
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a charming restaurant. My (French) colleague and I had wonderful sandwiches (really good thinly sliced steak with frites and salad) plus a lovely lemon tart, and they have a decent wine and beer selection. They didn't have a full menu at 4:20 pm when we arrived (dinner starts at 7pm) but sandwiches suited us just fine. Very affordable! The... More 

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Thank PlrBear07
Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here twice during our trip and this was the best combination of quality and cost we found during out trip. The steak is wonderful. The owner is gregarious and fun. This will be my go-to restaurant for future trips to Addis.

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Thank Brian K
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there filled with excitement after having read the reviews on Tripadvisor. Massive disappointment: Service was slow and terrible, food was even worse- one person in my party got grilled vegetables that were as cold as a nice tub of ice cream.I had the beef fillet, which was okay but most people in my group were terrifically underwhelmed.

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Thank Obi I
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The location of the restaurant is somewhat hard to find, however, the food is amazing and the staff are attentive and very helpful. I would recommend that you try this little gem of a restaurant if you are in addis.

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1 Thank hassan h
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We love La Mandoline and have followed it to its new location. The food is always great. The atmosphere is very friendly. The owner is frequently seen talking to the customers. It is a great accomplishment in a place where consistency is difficult to achieve. Great job!

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Thank JazlyBnB
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Visited La Mandoline for a business dinner on a Friday evening and had a good experience. The waiters had good knowledge of the menu and everyone was pleased with their meal. It's always nice to have the owner of a restaurant stop by and inquire about the dinners experience, and it was appreciated on this occasion. The only complaint was... More 

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Thank Ora K
Kampala
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77 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

When I arrived the atmosphere was nice but they were blasting heavy metal rock music on the stereo. Quite bizarre. My eggplant starter was absolutely delicious but the braised pork main was awful - so it seems this place is a gamble. Can be good but fall short of expectations.

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Thank Jake L
Truro, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Overall the food was good - certainly for Addis. I found it extraordinary that we were charged for bread and a take away box on top of the already expensive bill!!!! I questioned this and was met with total indifference. So much for Gallic charm…. Not sure I would go again.

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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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