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Top View Restaurant

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Up the hill from the Megenagna Roundabout, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Bremen, Germany
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed there a few times in the years from 2007-2016 and also one time at new years eve, it was a great view--- now the view is gone because of some ugly buildings in front, so I recomment to plan your visit in the evening or night; the area do open 1 or different restaurants (depends on the amount... More 

Thank Travel-Didi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed an afternoon spent at the Top View which has indoor and terrace tables in a pleasant location. The view of the city is unfortunately obstructed by some new buildings. The food and service are good, although perhaps, nothing to write home to mamma about.

Thank Daniel G
Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant name probably needs to change as a building is coming up that blocks the view. The steaks we ordered were terrible and the desert (Tirimasu) was drowned in alcohol. I wouldn't recommend it.

Thank ZahraKassam37
New Orleans, Louisiana
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116 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Sun set over Addis from Top View resturant is something not to miss when in Addis. This iconic restaurant is as I remember from five years back with decent service and food. Up hill behind the restaurant is Addis' "Beverly Hills" with huge mansions worth a walk or a drive especially if you have company with someone with local knowledge... More 

Thank Magnus J
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

Its a fantastic place and must visit.We can have very good view from the Top.The food is simply delicious.Italian dishes are highly recomended.Service is excellent.You can see lots of diplomats dining here.The icecreams are great as desert.

Thank anishavlani
South Bend, Indiana
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176 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2016

A very pleasant restaurant, with a nice view (increasingly blocked by new construction) with great staff and good food. Primarily Italian, they do offer a variety. Service is subtle, wait is minimal. Even with a large group on hand it was not chaotic. Several families with small kids also enjoying the evening. Overall, a very nice place.

Thank Robert B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2016

You can dine inside or an open air environment over looking the southside of Addis Ababa including the Bole International Airport. Nice and expanded menu with good selection tastefully done food at a reasonable price. Easily accessible on public transport from Megenagna the citiy's transport Hub.

Thank Kidane W
Orange, France
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70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2016 via mobile

Although the view is largely blocked by new buildings, this restaurant is worth a visit in Addis. Reliably good food and service. A popular destination for visiting groups.

Thank teusinktim
Oslo, Norway
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2015

Top view restaurant has lost its view since we first visited almost six years ago. A rather horrid building has been erected just in front of it. This is unfortunate because the view used to be lovely, especially at sun set. There are remnants of a view now, but it is just not the same. Nevertheless, the restaurant is still... More 

Thank hajojo
Clayton, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2015

This is a nice restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. It used to have a panoramic view of the city but has since been blocked by an ugly government building and an ugly soon-to-be hotel. Too bad, because the attraction of this restaurant was the view. The food was okay. I had the beef; it was cooked well-done and a... More 

Thank Dale W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, Italian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Up the hill from the Megenagna Roundabout, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa
  • Phone Number: 627340/50

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?