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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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Ranked #4 of 144 Restaurants in Addis Ababa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: French
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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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Perth, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

All the meals were very good and authentic French cuisine. We dined with four and including the wine the meal cost just over $100 USD, which is really good for a top restaurant.

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Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Me and my wife went for lunch the past month. I loved the lamb with sweetened source. We loved the chocolate desert. Hope to go back.

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Dunfanaghy, Ireland
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109 reviews 109 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Nice setting and ambience with good service and consideration for the customer. But I thought that the food and wine were disappointing. The wine selection has changed little over time and the wines on offer are expensive and of mediocre quality. I had the Nile Perch as a main course and it was bland with too much butter/sauce. Good place... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Delicious French food, cozy environment and good prices. The owner is always available for any request o compliment if you like ! I know people who eat very regularly there and are very satisfied

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Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Probably the sole french cuisine in Addis Ababa and my favourite restaurant here for the time being. Constant standard and good service. just try it. Jac Coming from the airport, turn right at Urael and after 400 m follow the sign on your right.

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Berkeley, California, Usa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

Just next to Caravan Hotel (so it is easier to find in the street labyrinth of Addis). Don't expect anything culinary astonishing, but still this place serves probably the best non-Ethiopian food in Addis in a nice ambiance and with very good service. It totally stands out in comparison with its competition.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Great first experience of French food in Addis, you better book to get a try, we were lucky to find last table available when we reached but other were sent back eventhough it was middle of the week...

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Great, romantic atmosphere with outdoor dining available. The french quinine is delicious and my favorite is the Sirloin Steak with Blue Cheese Fondue.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Very tasty and nice food. A very nice and clean restaurant with excellent presentation. The location: Tchetchenia Road, near CARAVAN Hotel. Dinner starts from 7pm. I will definitely include it in my future trips to Addis.

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Nuenen, The Netherlands
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80 reviews 80 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

If you feel like having no Ethiopian diner, I suggest you go to La Mandoline. I have not been to the former location, but like this terrace as well as the inside room. Staff is ok. The owner very friendly. I ate a beef with cheese sauce, delicious and crêpe Suzette as desert. Also the not expected amuse was good.... More

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Additional Information about La Mandoline

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
Phone Number: (0)116629482
Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa
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
Cuisine: French

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