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Yod Abyssinia Traditional Food

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Bole Medhaniyalem Area, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The food here is local and the atmosphere is great. There are dancers that adorn different tribal outfits and perform local dances of each tribe. Sometimes thee are attempts at explaining the dance rituals in English. The instruments are local and the music is beautiful

Thank 361idaj
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice restaurant, although a bit too small for all the visitors they get. The food is excellent and the music and the dances are nice to look at and listen to. However, the clown could go out. Although he seems to be quite funny for the Ethiopian visitors, he takes up far too much time and is too loud. By... More 

Thank robertdenooy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food here was the best I've had so far in Ethiopia -- the shiro was buttery, the tibs were detectably from local grass-fed beef and not overcooked, the injera was fluffy. The dancing and music were also quite well done and I even got pulled on stage to dance! I would recommend going around 6 as we did to... More 

Thank backwardsd4
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, vegetarian and non-veg, awesome music and dance! colorful and traditional interior design!

Thank foodiey815
Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A large group of us ventured to this place and enjoyed a show of dancing and singing. The food was great, the service prompt and the show was FUN. The dancers came into the audience and brought up a friend to the stage to dance. What a hoot. Fun time had by all!

Thank gogirl40
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to this large traditional Ethiopian restaurant that also has live entertainment. The decor is stunning with original artwork and furnishings . If you are the sort of traveller that likes to immerse yourself in traditional culture you will love the dancing and songs from various parts of Ethiopia. It was funny when one male singer began singing in Mandarin... More 

Thank Jenny B
Nuremberg, Germany
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant offers great food, service and live show. It's like an oasis of culture and forget about all. Service is outstanding with a unique process to enjoy your traditional Ethiopian food

Thank costacurtas76
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a great place to have a meal great food, good service , there are evening shows which are traditional highly recommended for an ethiopean traditional meals i wouldn't say that you visited ethiopea if you didn't have such a meal

Thank mujamai
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I like their different traditional musics and different traditional foods of Ethiopia. I was there for more than 5 times with foreigners of different citizens. Everybody wish to come again with their someother friends.

Thank Tesfamichael B
Norman, OK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are many places where you can get authentic Ethiopian food and attend a traditional coffee ceremony in Addis Ababa, but few where you can hear talented musicians playing Ethiopian music and see dancers performing the various unique dances of the country. This is a great place to visit on your first trip, or any trip, to Ethiopia. Be prepared... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $30
African, Vegetarian Friendly, Ethiopian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bole Medhaniyalem Area, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa
  • Phone Number: 011-661-2985

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