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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 #2 of 150 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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English first
Stavanger, Norway
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45 reviews 45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

I was taken here by friends for a nice evening meal, and was pleasantly surprised. What a beautiful place, and great food. This place delivered on everything, and I enjoyed both food and service. We planned to sit outside in the garden/courtyard, but moved inside beacuse it was too chilly. The place was full, so make reservations if you want... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Great food, great ambiance, very reasonable prices. One if the best un Addis, definitely worth a visit.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Been twice, both times restaurant was full, with atmosphere and character. Food was excellent, if you visit Addis and you like French food, then go...

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Just a note to draw potential customers' attention to the fact that the directions in the American Embassy publication are from 2011, and show the previous location of La Mandoline, off Edna Mall. The current location is behind 3-Day Hotel (if you are coming by Rwanda Rd from the Ring Rd, just continue straight for a kilometer or so after... More 

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Perth, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

What a lovely oasis in the middle of crazy Addis! The location is tricky to find but worry the effort as the restaurant is in such a peaceful courtyard. Peace can be hard to find in Addis! The owner is very friendly and was always around to make sure things were being done right. The food was cheap but very... More 

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Albi, France
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I visited twice for lunch and dinner. It is difficult to find but tell the taxi driver it is opposite the community police station. The service was attentive apart from the endemic Addis problem of waiting staff getting in each other's way so ask if something is taking too long. The lunch menu varies and does have a few French... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The best desert I ever tasted. Order the Creme Brulee and see for yourself! A variety platter with the most decadent selection of chocolate mousse, chocolate cake, guava surprise served together with the Creme Brulee - just so delicious! I ordered steak with pepper sauce - tender and tasty. Next time I will have Steak with Roqueford sauce on recommendation.... More 

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Dordogne
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79 reviews 79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
237 helpful votes 237 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

My family and I came to this friendly restaurant yesterday, I had heard it was good from previous years and I know they have moved to a new location. Good parking space outside, a warm interior. An interesting menu, 2 of us had the steak tartare as a starter - maybe we could have done without the French fries (but... More 

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Perth, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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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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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