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“Watered down food” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Zaika Indian Restaurant

Zaika Indian Restaurant
Meskel Flower Area | (@ Dreamliner Hotel), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 467 4000
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Ranked #32 of 150 Restaurants in Addis Ababa
Cuisines: Indian
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Watered down food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

People have told me that this is a really good restaurant but I thought the food was awful. It was very runny and didn't taste very authentic. Plus, it was overpriced. Jewel of India is closer from Bole Road so I wish we had gone there instead.

Visited August 2013
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Hamilton
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Best food in Addis Ababa”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Good quality food, probably the best Indian food in town. Useless staff, didn't even serve poppadoms coz they didn't have it on their menu. Useless excuse for an Indian restaurant!

Visited January 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Indeed the best Indian in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

Tried other indian restaurants in town but the Zaika is definitely the best. Only place in Addis which serves authentic north indian cuisine and the place is also recommended and frequented by Indians - the best indicator for good indian food. Atmosphere is maybe a little sterile but other than that no complaints at all.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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“Probably the new best Indian in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

According to other reviews here, Zaika @ Dreamliner hotel has taken the crown for best Indian food in Addis from Jewel of India.

So, It was time to give it a try (I actually been there now 3 times)

Paneer in spinach sauce, lamb with rice, some lentil dish and a chicken dish. Everything was delicious and not as spicy as the description ‘northern Indian’ lets one believe. Raita can be had when ordered off the menu and that goes very well with garlic butter naan.

Service and atmosphere are better than your usual Addis dining out experience, but can still be on the slow side.

For desert I highly recommend the carrot pudding!

  • Visited May 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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“Indian oasis in Addis”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Go specially for the yellow dal, the garlic butter nan and the vegetable curry. Wash it down with their Ambo distilled water....

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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