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All 12 Lalibela Restaurants

Unique Restaurant

Lalibela, Ethiopia
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Ranked #2 of 12 Restaurants in Lalibela
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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English first
Edmonton, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

After our disappointment with Ben Abeba, the number one restaurant choice on trip advisor we were a little reluctant to try the second restaurant, but are we glad we did.The fasting plate was superb, everything was fresh and while it doesn't have the views, its homey and friendly. Definitely worth a stop.

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Edmonton
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Unique was a great little restaurant, but don't expect a place spick and span. The character includes dirt and bugs, but it is easily ignored by good food, pretty good service considering the Ethiopian standard, and seriously cheap prices. The best of everything was the fasting pizza. Mouth watering and worth the wait. Split with a friend, but could have... More

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Khartoum, Sudan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Unique was an absolute gem of a find! Right across from our hotel (Asheton), the restaurant serves up great western and Ethiopian food. Everything is fresh, which means you'll have to wait, but that's easy enough if you want to enjoy some Ethiopian coffee, tea or beer. We ate there almost exclusively during our three day stay. Breakfast was amazing... More

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Milan, Italy
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

And as Sisco says "fresh ingredients"! We had to wait a while for our pizza, but mainly because it was a bit late in the night! We also asked Sisco's son (Abel) to accompany us for a 3 hour hike in the mountain and he was very kind and good! I suggest you to ask him to guide you in... More

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Pretty good food and a warm welcome from the chef. Not a bad choice if you don't mind hanging around with a bunch of other tourists and absolutely NO locals. Small and unassuming, but a little overrated thanks to Brandt's guidebook. Service is slow, but food is made from scratch, so no complaints there.

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Rochester, New York
1 review
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

By chance we read that Unique Restaurant might have cooking lessons and sure enough, we walked in and organized one. This is a family business run by a group of friendly and warm women. For our cooking lesson we learned to make about six different Ethiopian dishes and how to cook injera; all in the little kitchen in the back.... More

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Acton, Massachusetts
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Though the service at breakfast was hilariously slow, once our eggs and vegetable soup arrived, we were very pleased with the food. Dinner that night was just wonderful though. We visited during a period of fasting, so meat was not available. We ordered a fasting platter and pizza (with red sauce, no cheese.) The pizza was by no means a... More

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Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

It is small, very Ethiopian, although you can also get a great pizza. May backpackers come here from all over the world. Incredibly cheap.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I would honestly say the best food we had in Ethiopia and certainly the best atmosphere. An unappealing building from the outside but really characterful and fun inside . .a wonderful welcome and good food.

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Kingston, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed this "unique" restaurant. Wonderful traditional and western food, great value, and a welcome chance to touch base with fellow travelers.

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Address: Lalibela, Ethiopia
Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Amhara Region  >  Lalibela

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