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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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
It feels like you are in France

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The only bad part about this experience was that I didn't eat here until the end of my 2 years in Addis Ababa! It was pretty difficult to find the restaurant, but the journey was well worth it. Set in a beautiful, plant-filled compound, this is a very tranquil space. There was indoor and outdoor seating. Service was good by... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Have read and heard a lot of comments and opinions about this restaurant, so i decided to check it. 4 times i have try to find this place, after 2 months i have win my battle with navigator and this " unfindable" place. Parking its quite small and street came into a disaster. Restaurant is nice and clean, service not... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I was staying at the hotel round the corner and walked round here a few weeks ago. Restaurant is tucked away on a back street and the outdoor and indoor seating areas are lovely. The staff service was friendly and efficient. The bread and dips were lovely. For starters I had the veal pie crust which was undoubtedly one of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The restaurant is in set up in a spacious villa and compound which has a reasonable outdoor space. The food is reasonably good and the assortment of wine is very good. The staff is friendly but might not always give you full attention. It might not be a cheap place compared to choices you have in Addis but if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

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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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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