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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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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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
Pleasant place to eat

On Arrival warm welcome by the owner- Attend to his customers and supervise the staff- excellent quality of the food and served in a French style- It good to be some times out of the Addis environment and atmosphere- Customers are from all horizons but many foreigners and middle class... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
PierreGe17
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

On Arrival warm welcome by the owner- Attend to his customers and supervise the staff- excellent quality of the food and served in a French style- It good to be some times out of the Addis environment and atmosphere- Customers are from all horizons but many foreigners and middle class Ethiopians. Appreciate the quality of fresh food. Recommended by many... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

La Mandoline is one of the few restaurants in Addis that has taken the time to create a space for customers to sit in the great outdoors, so if you like some sunshine or wind in your hair, i'd recommend it. If you're more the cloistered type, well enjoy Addis. You shall be attended to by decent waiting staff and... More 

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Addis Ababa, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Atmosphere as well as service and quality, definitively one of the best if not the best in Addis. Congratulations and all my wishes to the Chef and team

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I went to this restaurant expecting to eat the usual meal for vegetarians offer in a French restaurant: pasta. I was delighted to see that they had other things in the menu! I had an excellent entry: a plate made of eggplant, as well as an amazing risotto. I hope that they will eventually extend the menu to add more... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

While nobody should miss real Ethiopian food while staying in Ethiopia, after three months of eating injera this restaurant was a welcome change. Great French food in a nice venue, accomplished by proper wines and good service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is a place for those who love the French Kitchen. The staff is friendly, helpful and experienced and the food is perfect. The restaurant is very popular, and was full when we came. We hadn¨t booked a table, but the staff immediately arranged a good table for us in the nice garden in front of the restaurant. We had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

This place is wonderful! La Mandoline is a very difficult to locate. (there are no street names, roads are small and not a lot of people know the place) After looking for more than 1.5 hours we finally arrived at the restaurant. We were blown away by the taste of each dish, the professionalism of the staff and the lovely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We went for lunch on a lazy Sunday. Pleasant outside sitting area, attentive staff, focused on French cuisine. Popular among expats. The entree was decent (duck and fish), the dessert was excellent (lemon tart). Count on spending about 20 USD per person. The place is a little hard to find but we were lucky our taxi driver has been here... More 

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We looked, and we looked. We used maps and Google. This place is extremely difficult to locate. So unless you have a local with you i suggest you choose some other restaurant. Also the day we chose to go, it was shut, for no reason explained. The next day, we reached for lunch, and the food was completely worth the... More 

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Khartoum, Sudan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you are in Addis and looking for good french food, this is the place to be, just to change from the exotic injara taste, In La Mandoline, Recommended for couples travelling, for a nice romantic dinner. I loved the chocolate mouse.

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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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