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“to observe unique cultur” 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 150 Restaurants in Addis Ababa
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Ethiopian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“to observe unique cultur”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

experience unique cultural Authentic Ethiopian food and honey wine with traditional different reign dances show excellent atmosphere fast service if you visit Addis Ababa you must tray Yod Abyssinia .

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Baltimore, Maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Traditional”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great food, but you must like the traditional food! I was with some local people who showed me the ropes!

Loved everything, from the atmosphere to the fresh angeera bread!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Puyallup, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Brilliant Cultural Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

When visiting Addis, a cultural meal is a must. There's several in town to chose from but Yod Abyssinia was one of the best. The meal was perfect, portion size was good, and overall priced fairly. We walked to the restaurant from our hotel, which was probably to far to go, especially at dark. The traditional restaurant gave it great feel as well. Service was good, food was better. Not super busy when we were there, and slightly less expensive than the other cultural restaurants in town.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Fantastic atmosphere from the music & dance show!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Don't miss this experience on your trip to Addis Ababa! It is an experience! Wonderful food but the real draw is the music and dance show. The dancers are fantastic - the perform traditional Ethiopian dances from different regions of the country. The announcer tells you what you are about to see and where the dance is from - very helpful. The musicians and singers are wonderful. Allow yourself at least 2-hours and I strongly recommend a reservation. The restaurant was packed the entire evening and it was mostly Ethiopians (75%) and the rest Westerners. One of the best dinner experiences I have had!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Nice entertainment”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Food was very good , fast service. What makes the experience unique is the entertainment, great traditional dancing, very enjoyable.

Visited May 2014
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