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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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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
French ambiance in the heart of Addis

Perfect to end a stay in Ethiopia. Terrace very tranquil as is situated within a quite part of the city. I personally tried the beef with pepper sauce, but the Roquefort version is also worth trying. Cake with double chocolate cream was also my choice. Good selection of wine. Staff very helpful and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
buggy62
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Geneva
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Geneva
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Perfect to end a stay in Ethiopia. Terrace very tranquil as is situated within a quite part of the city. I personally tried the beef with pepper sauce, but the Roquefort version is also worth trying. Cake with double chocolate cream was also my choice. Good selection of wine. Staff very helpful and nice. Definitively a good address to taste... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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88 reviews 88 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

I don't give out "best" easily, but La Mandoline really is the best restaurant I visited in Addis, and I come here often. From the decor and the atmosphere, through the service and the owner taking personal care if the little details, to the food !!! We had a great Nile perch, excellent beef and a wonderful cordon ble. Desserts... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

the food was great! it's always kinda packed with lots of foreigners. so it's best if you make a reservation, if you are going in with a lot of people. the quality of the food is very good. their steaks are nice, not the best in town, but not bad. salads are good! it's a little pricey compared to other... More 

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Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My wife and I and friends have enjoyed dining at La Mandoline several times. The food is very nice and is served with excellent présentation. The staff is friendly and attentive and if the owner is around, will greet you warmly. We've never had reservations but it can get busy.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I often try to go to La Mandoline for Sunday brunch. I have been there multiple times and always returned satisfied. The staff are friendly and helpful. Food is delicious and atmosphere is excellent.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This restaurant serves excellent food of very good quality. It is not cheap, but I think you pay for the quality. Everything I have had here is good, from steak, to chicken, their dishes are delicious. They also now moved to a new location and their outside seating is in a quiet garden area. Nice to place to have lunch... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

I'd read a review in the Lonely Planet guide and had big expectations - but they were met. I live in Brussels so enjoy good French food and this was as good as some of the best.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Lovely ambience, lovely food, a warm welcome and good service. Took a taxi despite being just round the corner from the hotel and would suggest this was wise! Look forward to another visit.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My wife and I have been to La Mandoline three times in the last three months. Every time was excellent. The furnishings are contemporary and somewhat basic. The walls are hung with some very interesting and modern Ethiopian artwork. However it's the food that brought us back and will bring us back again. The pork appetizer is quite good, as... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Great food, great service, great atmosphere. We went for lunch after hiking around the city on a hot day, and this tucked-away spot was a nice respite from the city. I ordered a salad and my husband ordered steak, and both were delicious. Good wine list (with wines by the glass available - seems to be rare in Addis).

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?