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Yod Abyssinia Traditional Food

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Bole Medhaniyalem Area, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 661 2985
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

African ambiance, beautiful cultural dance shows(I enjoyed the Ethiopian - Somali dance and music) and tasty Ethiopian delicacies (a great Shiro).

Thank Miha2000
Elmhurst, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had dinner at Yod Abyssinia on our last evening in Ethiopia. The food was very good and we were able to try and enjoy several Ethiopian dishes. The cultural show was entertaining and gave us a taste of the different music and dances of the country. Lost of tourists and locals as well. Great way to end our private... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is very popular with tourists and ex-pats. As a vegan, Ethiopian food is a favorite for me normally, so to be able to eat their traditional food daily was very exciting for me. Their food was extremely flavorful and the singing and dancing is fantastic. The prices are reasonable. It's a great experience and worth a visit.

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Yellowknife, Canada
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My host offered to take me out. Very happy that he did. I certainly would go back again anytime I was asked. The food was great, the service was fine, the music was even better but the dancing was wonderful‼️ The music and dance represented all areas of Ethiopia 🇪🇹 It was a country cultural tour in an evening of... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had invited my guests from Canada for dinner at Yod Abyssinia Cultural Ethiopian Restaurant located around Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. They serve varieties of tasty Ethiopian meals. If you are going there on weekends, eve or on Holidays like Ethiopian Christmas, New Year, make sure to reserve your seat in advance. They have also LIVE dances of the... More 

Thank Muluken G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to a lot of African countries and can truely say this was one of if not the best cultural experience I have had. The food was extremely tasty and the show out of this world. All the waiters understand english. The bill was very reasonable for a dinner of four people too. I'll be back!

Thank Etienne P
Jerusalem, Israel
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overall it's a traditional Ethiopian restaurant, you can enjoy local food and local music, however in communication with tourists that doesn't speak the local language they need lot of improvement , we visited there with group of tourists who had long waiting time for next flight and we all received from Ethiopian airline a city tour with dinner at Abyssinia... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

With the bands and the themes of the place and the traditional food and the pleasing level of respect and service. Really enjoyable and you must go. Have fun

Thank Hisham H
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A tourist restaurant but a good experience. The food was interesting and the musicians were entertaining.

Thank Christine H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went in at time when they were not very busy (4.30p.m.). They were clearly preparing for the evening crowd. Despite being the only clients we were asked twice to leave the 'reserved' table we had taken despite informing them that we were not staying for the evening. We just wanted a quick meal and we would be out soon.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $30
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bole Medhaniyalem Area, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa
  • Phone Number: +251 11 661 2985

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