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“authentic atmosphere and design” 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
Ein Bokek, Israel
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74 reviews 74 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“authentic atmosphere and design”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

centrally located near long street, this restaurant looks like it is taken rigth from ethyopian palace. the walls are nicely paintes with ethnic art, round mirror with ethyopin cross, umbrellas on the cieling, and all the tables and chairs, and plates and serving way are designed in traditional and original way. the food is served in a traditional way, he nence a waiter comes to you with a bucket of water and ask you to wash your hands, cause the eating is done by bare hands only. i went there for lunch and took the lunch deal - a choice between two or dishes served with the traditional sour thin bread. the dishes come on a big wide plate, and the plate itself is covered with the same thin bread. taste really good and different. staff was very kind and proffesional. there is even a small bar that serves alcohol but it is not included in the lunch deal.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Franschhoek, South Africa
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

Having had the opportunity to dine at Addis in Dar, the par was high. Alas, Addis in Cape did not deliver. For me it boiled down to two important items; Do not commit items on a premium "set menu" option to only at the end of the evening (after ordering all choices from the outset) mention that certain items are not part of the set menu. It's clandestine and dishonest.
The other bother was the Injera (Note that I have had this before on a couple of occasions); It did not taste like Injera at all. Frankly, it was tasteless and smelt rather like a dishcloth. But it was not all bad though. The stews that accompanied the Injera was good, and the service friendly. My rating is related to the set menu issue and the poor Injera as these two items form a key part of the overall experience.

Visited October 2013
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florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great Meal, fantastic atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We just found this place by chance on a side street in Cape Town and loving Ethiopian food, were delighted. Also fun to sit on the low chairs and in original décor. The waiters were charming.

  • Visited September 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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Ennis, Ireland
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91 reviews 91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Nice dining experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

My boyfriend and I visited this restaurant tonight and it was actually a very nice experience. A few people we met at the hostel recommended It. We only ordered a main meal and a drink each and I'm glad we did. I was so full! Our portions were very generous! Your meal gets served on this rice bread/ sour dough which you eat your curry/stews with. Prepare to eat with no cutlery as you eat with your hands, which I quite liked! The decor inside is very beautiful and the staff are very friendly. For me this was a new dining experience and one I'd like to repeat!

  • Visited October 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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
“Don't come hungry”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Lovely African decor and atmosphere; from the table's, chairs, to the serving dishes. We chose the set menue of 8 different dishes to be shared between 4 guests. Amazing flavours and we all loved eating with our hands but the food was not enough for 4, which was a bit imbarrasing since we invited our guests for dinner!

My suggestion, order a starter dish each or order two platters if you are a party of 4, it will be costly though, check the prices on their menue first before you do so.......

Good wine list

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