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Yod Abyssinia Traditional Food

Bole Medhaniyalem Area, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 661 2985
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“injera” (78 reviews)
“tibs” (27 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Bole Medhaniyalem Area, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The most famous traditional place in Addis Ababa. It's a must to visit it. The food it's excellent,the interior design is 100% Ethiopian and the music and dancers are the best of the best! Truly amazing dancers,you will be surprised of the variety of the...More

Thank Dionysios14
Reviewed 2 days ago

The food is not the best but the vibe is amazing and watching the crowd go off to the music, (young and old jumping to their feet, shaking their shoulders and generally having a ball) is priceless. I love injera, shiro and tibs and have...More

Thank thorpedo
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a cultural restaurant reveals more about country's Cultural food and traditional music! It is a place where a certain pagan spirit will take your soul to the highest point whilst you are attending live Ethiopian music and dance.

Thank Minyamir Ethiop... T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Traditional food with live cultural music and dance was awesome to watch in the evening time. one of the very good place to visit during the weekend.

Thank Ramachandiran A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was edible. The service was awful. It seems very disorganized. The waiters have to be chased down if you want to order food or to ask for your bill. The show is not very good either. The music is too loud and the...More

Thank Rafael T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Is place it's ok if you're want to see the traditional dances from Ethiopia,but the food Quality is terrible!!! You will find much better traditional restaurant than this one in Addis . Let me be clear it's the Quality of the food serve in...More

Thank Jose Agustin A
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a one-stop-shop with a taste of traditional food and music. However priced extremely high by any local standard and as compared to other hang outs with similar experience, well may be not for one time visitor or ‘loaded’ tourists that wouldn’t mind a slight...More

Thank kumnegera
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the best time at Yod. Great good, nice music and dancing. Highly recommend over 2000 Habesha.

Thank hannah n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yod Abyssinia Traditional Food restaurant is the best place for traditional food and adventure seekers, it is clean and decent, the staff are gorgeous ladies. the food is tasty and spicy.

Thank Nassir H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was taken to this restaurant/cultural theatre by my Addis based friends for what was a very fun evening of dance, music, and terrific food. Unlike similar cultural venues in other "exotic" parts of the world, the experience did not feel exploitative. The artists are...More

Thank Naguchi
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September 17, 2016|
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Response from William J | Reviewed this property |
The show starts @ 19:00 as per their staff.
August 18, 2016|
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Response from Jenny B | Reviewed this property |
By now you should know that they do serve vegetarian food. Try beyanetu which is eating during fasting period and consists of injera with various vegetarian wot and fresh vegetables.
July 8, 2016|
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Response from Daryll D | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can , they have several Atreas within the Complex where its either an open Restaurant or the others become Party rooms if its booked for a crowd or Group
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
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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