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“excellent for sharing groups” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Addis in Cape

Addis in Cape
Corner Long & Church Streets, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Cuisines: African
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Cape Town
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“excellent for sharing groups”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

The combination of tastes from the platters is a value for money experience.
Individual dishes can be expensive.
The point is to share.

Visited November 2012
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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“great food, great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

I had a celebratory meal here with a party of 14, service was impeccable, food was delicious and the decor was warm and comfortable. From appetizers to dessert everything was amazing. A great way to end a day exploring the market and long street attractions

Visited January 2013
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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73 reviews 73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Good food, good times”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Granted, I haven‘t been to Ethiopia so I have no idea how authentic the kitchen is. But it was delicious, plentiful, staff was very friendly & helpful and we simply had a great time. I‘d go there again in a heartbeat...

Visited March 2012
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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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180 reviews 180 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 50 cities Reviews in 50 cities
150 helpful votes 150 helpful votes
“Unique food experience in Cape Town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Go for the set menu! You'll get the chance to taste a lot of delicious dishes from the Ethiopian kitchen - fantastic flavours.
The setting is basic, you eat with your fingers, the food deserves beer rather than wine. The service was excellent.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Just ok. Not great value for money and slowwww service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We booked a table a few weeks in advance after having read some great reviews. To summarise: ok, not fantastic food, pretty poor value for money and very slow service (which has already been commented on by other reviewers).
It was a cool experience to eat Ethiopian food and try it with our hands. The portions of the tasting menu were very small and in total we felt the food was overpriced, particularly for South African standards. We've eaten here way better and more for less cash.
The service was very friendly to start with, but then it took about 45mins between courses until we were served and our waiter had completely disappeared. Then he asked us why we didn't tip between 10-15% (we gave about 8%, which we already found generous given the poor service). We explained the reasons to him, but felt that his question was inappropriate and unprofessional. Would not disencurage people to go, but there are definitely better places in Cape Town.

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