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“+254 722 746 900” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Yod Abyssinia Traditional Food

Yod Abyssinia Traditional Food
Bole Medhaniyalem Area, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
011-661-2985
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Ranked #4 of 170 Restaurants in Addis Ababa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Ethiopian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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“+254 722 746 900”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Went to the restaurant Friday night after dropping some people who were flying out.
Got there rather late - 8.30 - but got the very front table (lucky).
Place was packed - locals mostly.
Few tourists.
Do not understand why claims of place bring a tourist trap are made.
Every one was having a good time.
Service was fast and very individual.
Water for washing hands before eating was brought to the table before the food was served.
The chicken Wot with was Injere was excellent and spicy.
The waiting staff were very attentive inspire of the number of diners.
The show was very good.
You could see the sincerity in the performers.
Not expansive for a speciality restaurant.
An evening very well spent.
Highly recommended.

Mahesh Raicha
Kisumu

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Herzlia, Israel
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128 reviews 128 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“traditional tourist show and meal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

enjoyed the food and drinks, typical house beer was odd, food was tasty. the show was nice; typical ethiopian dance and music made especially for tourist that were overflowing the hall. service was good . bottom line = warm atmosphere with good entertainment.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“So good, went twice!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Yod Abyssinia was one of my highlights during my visit to Addis. The show starts at 7pm so if you don't have a reservation, be there by about 6.30pm for really great seats. They have a bar that patrons can be seated at while waiting for space to eat / watch the show. The performances were amazing, the music really great and the audience was so lively. On the first day, there was a wedding party and on the second day it was full of tourists. It is also right next to the airport so it is a great place to pass time as you await a late flight. Will definitely be back!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Malmo, Sweden
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Though it is kind of a tourist trap, the restaurant is well worth a visit for its food and entertainment. Traditional Ethiopian food which is great! I will definitely visit the place again if coming to Addis Ababa. Not too expensive and the staff is service minded.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Zanzibar, Tanzania
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“Wonderful Food, Tej and Entertainment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

The injera was tasty, beer was cold(frosty) and the tej was great. The entertainers performing traditional music and dances were wildly entertaining. All in all a good time and fantastic atmosphere

Visited November 2013
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