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“Wonderful Food and a Great Atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Addis in Dar

Addis in Dar
35 Ursino St, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
0713 266299
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Ranked #3 of 191 Restaurants in Dar es Salaam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Ethiopian
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Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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92 reviews 92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Wonderful Food and a Great Atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I'd heard about Addis in Dar, but just visited on an impulse and I'll certainly be back again. The restaurant is on an outside terrace on the first floor with wonderful atmospheric lighting from many candles and the lights shaded by colourful umbrellas!
The tables are traditional Ethiopian woven tables with a tray in the middle in which the food is served on a large plate covered with injera (a large thin sourdough flatbread made of fermented teff flour). There was also a basket of rolls of injera, which at first I had thought were hot towels! These are used to eat the food with your fingers as the hot dishes are just poured onto the injera on the plate and you help yourself to what you want. I had red lentils, and 2 kinds of bure (beef) watt, one very spicy and the other milder and a lovely spicy prawn dish.
The staff were very friendly, courteous and helpful when it came to choosing the dishes and the service was good.
Altogether a different and memorable and I will definitely be visiting regularly now!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great Atmosphere and Authentic Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

What an incredible way to spend an evening in Dar. Amazing traditional Ethiopian cuisine served on traditional tables, creating an incredible atmosphere whether you're there with friends or a significant other. Topped off with good service and excellent Ethiopian coffee.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Juneau, Alaska
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

I don't get to Dar as much as I'd like, but it is an absolute requirement that I go to Addis when I'm in town.

Fantastic food!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Amazing Ethiopian food experience in Dar es Salaam”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We heard about Addis in Dar for a while. We then went there and were so pleased to enjoy the meal. The menu was details to explain how Addis in Dar was establisihed and what tradition food for Ethiopian. The food was delicious - strong taste but not oily. The staff was friendly and the atmosphere was great. My husband and I really enjoyed it very much and we will definitely pay another visit.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best experience ”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The food is excellent the setup is beautiful everything was waaaay out of my expectations. Tho the waiter made me wait for my bill for 20mins. But still had a great experience of Ethiopian food

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