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Road Runner Bar, Restaurant and Pizzeria

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Next to Demberwa Hospital | Haya Hulet, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Barcelona, Spain
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2016

This place is quite close to our office so we go quite often because it is convinience and because the place is a cosy backyard but the food is average, the good is you can find a menu international + traditional ethiopian food. I have tried vegetarian Quiche and veggi burger and they are o´right.

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Sevastopol
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2015

A cafe/restaurant a mite off the beaten track - but definitely worth visiting should you happen to be in Yeka Subcity area. Inside as well as outside tables, so for outside get sth warmer to throw on in the evening or try their local gin at just 10 birr to keep warm - or if you're lucky, there's fire to... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2015

This is one of those off-the-beaten-track restaurants that wows me everytime I go there, irrespective of the time of day or day of the week. The menu has something for every taste bud including those who want to try something new, the food is great and given the menu repertoire, it is value for money. Add to that the convivial... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

Depending on the day and the whim if owner Tony, you could be dancing with traditional singers, lighting the Meskel bonfire or just cosying up to the outdoor fire. Road Runner is where locals and expatriates meet - everyone is welcome. Pizzas are good, especially the vegetarian ones. Also worth trying is the fried fish and chicken kiev. The food... More 

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Ottawa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2014

Good service, good pizza (the pasta didn't get as favourable reviews from our group) and a fire to keep you warm if you got cold in the brisk evening air. My group enjoyed this restaurant and returned again and again.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

I spent 10 days in Addis Ababa in late 2013 and was invited to the Roadrunner. The charming and charismatic proprietor, Tony Hickey, was a wonderful host. He has lived there for a over 30 years and is a great contact to have if you are doing business or just traveling in Ethiopia. The choice on the menu was excellent,... More 

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

At Road Runner in Addis you get much more than good food. You get - if you're lucky - a party. Tony Hickey the charming and welcoming proprietor and host is a sociable warm-hearted person who has been in Ethiopia for thirty years or more and knows everyone - and the visitors too. And has a real skill at mixing... More 

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Suffolk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

Just returned from another visit to Ethiopia which once again was brightened by a visit to Road Runner. On a Friday night this is the most lively place in Addis with great Pizzas and a very fine chicken curry. A great mix of people, open fire, new bar, and Ethiopian dancers and musicians on the occasional Friday. A most enjoyable... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

Nice spot both for lunch or dinner. Recently built nice ouitdoor bar - ie under cover in the garden. Menue contains things not normal in Addis eg Quiche, and a cheeese/spinach pie/tart ? Friday evenings they put out fires in oildrums so you can eat outside - which is not wise in Addis generally - too chilly after 6-30pm... With... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

It was a little hard to find, but we had the name of the hospital right next store and our driver was able to find it. Good pizza with a chewier crust. Not a lot of ambience but when you need a good pizza on the road, this is a good place to go.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, European, Ethiopian, African, Pizza, International
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Next to Demberwa Hospital | Haya Hulet, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa
Description
Road Runner has an open area with camp fire as well as inside rooms, plays music from all over the African continent, has a screen for big football matches, and has the best pizzas and fish in Addis Ababa

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