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“Just eat the fish” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Dashen Traditional Restaurant

Dashen Traditional Restaurant
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Ranked #22 of 150 Restaurants in Addis Ababa
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“Just eat the fish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

Staff hardly speaks english. Be safe and order fried/gilled Tilapia. It comes with the head and tail. Eat with your hands. It is fun, tasty and wholesome

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“ethiopian cuisine at its best”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2010

I have been to addis ababa many times and do enjoy checking out the incredible variety of restaurants that abound in this scenic city. I have since come to know and enjoy the local or ethiopian cuisine and have dined at many ethiopian restaurants-often as the guest of ethiopian friends. However my experience at the Dashen rstaurant-located behind the main post office building on Churchill Avenue was wonderful one-simply ehiopian cooking at its exquisite best. The restaurant layout is traditional-having being converted from a house dating back to the late1940s- with high ceiling interconnecting rooms which creats a warm, cosy family ambience The kwanta fitfit was divine-just the right blend of butter and sauce; the mix was rich in succulent dibbles of meat that crunched and melted instantly in the mouth..This was served with side portions of kidney,liver,tongue,chilies,salad & yogurt. This was served /presented in a most attractive way that made the communal eating such a delight-so much so that even the most fastidious foreigner would feel comfortable with. If you wish to impress your ethipian hosts/friends or introduce a fellow foreigner to the magic of ethiopian cuisine this is definitely the place to go to. Live classical music on weekends -not too noisy-makes this a culinary sensation for all the senses

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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