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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and environment

Kitchen opened at 7 for dinner. Really great food and wine. A really nice environment and great outdoor seating.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Gallup, New Mexico
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Gallup, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Kitchen opened at 7 for dinner. Really great food and wine. A really nice environment and great outdoor seating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

We've visited this place a few times for dinner and once for breakfast. Dinner has been lovely - great food, good value and also able to cater for special diets like gluten free. The Nile Perch is my favourite dish.We've also had lamb shoulder stew and steak which were all also good. Breakfast was nice - very French so more... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The Mandoline has good French-inspired food and sometimes specials such as duck leg. Overall the food is decent, but not great. The service is bad, and the prices much too high for what is offered. We had to wait for almost one hour for our desserts and they put 3 glasses of wine on our bill, which we hadn't had.... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We had a business meeting over dinner here and it was great! The inside seating had dim lighting overhead and a candle on the table. Everyone loved their food and we shared a dessert because we were so full! I had the beef (well done which is how I like it) with blue cheese sauce and it was great! We... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We had difficulty finding this new location for La Mandoline, but directions given over the phone as we drove around were helpful and finally led us to this oasis: a large, pleasant compound with plenty of parking and an outdoor patio. As it was a wet evening, we elected to sit inside where the ambiance was lively and appealing. It... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I have a favorite french restaurant which I frequent quite often in Addis so I'm very comfortable and aware of French cuisine. However, I had never been to La Mandoline and there was so much hype surrounding this place that I thought I should give it a try. Unfortunately for me, my main course just tasted bland, the crepes tasted... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Hit or miss entrees. Average main course and disappointing desserts. The waiter couldn't get a dry wine order right, and will try to lecture you before admitting they were out of your selection. Avoid this place.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

La Mandoline moved to a new, brighter premises not as close to Addis traffic as it was previously, that makes a pleasant difference. Eating inside or out is a pleasant experience. The food is typically French/mid-European and prepared by an Ethio-French chef patron. The waiting service however is not up to the standard that should be delivered based on the... More 

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dublin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The owner is French and whilst the beef is Ethiopian and tough stews are a safe bet. The quiches are excellent with great pastry. There is a very good French cheeseboard and draught beer. Wines are pricey. A pleasant courtyard is a great venue for a after work aperitifs.

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Absolutely wonderful perch dish. Everyone enjoyed their meals very much. Excellent service, reasonable prices.

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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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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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