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“Top Class French Restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Mandoline

La Mandoline
Turn Right After Atlas Hotel Continue on This Road | After Yeshy Buna You See the "La Mandoline" Sign Pointing Left Into a Narrow Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Ranked #3 of 170 Restaurants in Addis Ababa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Note that there are no street addresses in Ethiopia! I've done my best to describe its location as would be done by one person living in Ethiopia to another. I lived in Ethiopia for 2 years, and I assure you this place exists. A map to this establishment can be found in the American Embassy publication at: http://photos.state.gov/libraries/ethiopia/427391/PDF%20files/The%20Lion%20June%209.pdf
Suffolk
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Top Class French Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

If you want a taste of top class food then this is the place. Try the Steak au poivre - without doubt the best in Addis. Suggest you book as always very,very busy. Great atmosphere, reasonable priced wines.!!

Visited December 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good quality food and great service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

Food is always excellent and consistent, great service and beautiful outdoor space for lunch! My recommendation would be to sit outside because sometimes the inside can get stuffy.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Antwerp, Belgium
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“A good marriage , French-Ethiopian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

It is not French like you can eat in France but a very good try. A nice clean place in the messy Ethiopian main city. The food was better than average. My whole group (I am a tour leader) loved
this restaurant. Good choice for wines. A very nice and professional staff who spoke even a few words french. It is a honest price-quality tread.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Manaus, AM
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“French cuisine in Addis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Good French cuisine and nice service. A great retreat from the enyerra and St. George. Nice dishes and tastefull wines!

Visited October 2013
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Rolle, Switzerland
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102 reviews 102 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Excellent French cuisine and nice terrace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Great place if you feel like having French cuisine in Addis in a cosy atmosphere, nice food selection, and if you like, try their ¨steak tartare¨ (safe there) made with very tender meat and served with the small ¨allumettes¨ french fries, a real marvel, unexpected in Addis ... highly recommend.

  • Visited April 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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