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La Mandoline

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Turn Right After Atlas Hotel Continue on This Road | After Yeshy Buna You See the "La Mandoline" Sign Pointing Left Into a Narrow Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful garden, nice service and french kitchen. Reservation is recommended especially on weekends. Really enjoyed food and ambience.

Thank goettlicheralex
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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380 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came here with high hopes, from glowing Lonely Planet and tripadvisor recommnedations, but went away somewhat disappointed. It was also frustrating that they do not accept credit cards. The ambiance is quite good....dimmed lighting and good service and tables well spaced. Given that the chef / owner is French we were expecting top quality French food, but at least... More 

Thank savvy_dave
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64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe I expected much more from this French restaurant. But it was cold, dark, not very rich menu, not very helpful staff. The food wast really great (I have eaten pork and was chewy), the wine OK, and at the end, despite its a clearly tourist destination it turned out they don't accept MasterCard or any cards..

Thank Zsirfeka2
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though the food is a bit pricy, the outside area is refreshing (earthy and natural)! We were served with some delicious dessert as well.

Thank QueenB1511
Almere, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

I have been several times to the new location of La Mandoline and like it much more then the first one which was behind the Bole Medane Alem church. This villa and setting with a nice terrace is great during day time and also in the evenings. The food is nice and the service is good, all this for very... More 

Thank EthiopiaMarilou
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

We ate at this restaurant three times during our three-week trip to Ethiopia.The food was the best Western food we had in Addis (the other top spot was Bahir Zaf). The steak with red wine sauce was very good, as was the chicken wrapped in Parma ham. The setting is very pleasant with an outdoor terrace & the French owner... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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2,449 reviews
840 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 902 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Had a lovely business lunch here today. Great food, great service, great outdoor seating area. Nice!

Thank Ibadanboy
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Excellent dinner. Wide selection of fresh, tasty, well prepared continental food nicely served. Everything good! House California dry white reasonably priced but a bit sweet. Wonderful chocolate mousse and apple tart. . . .

Thank Martin_020316
Lalibela, Ethiopia
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

We have had dinner here several times and have never been disappointed. It is best if you can eat here for lunch or on a warm evening when you can sit outside on the lovely terrace. Nice French food, and occasionally the owner will get out and sing some French songs for more atmosphere!

Thank David K
London, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Five of us on two nights running since the first night was so fantastic we could just not stay away despite an horrendous tropical storm. So, we ate both inside and out. Classic French food cooked by a french chef and every dish was excellent. Very friendly, courteous and helpful; service. Strongly recommend by us all! [TIP, take a cab... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
French, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Turn Right After Atlas Hotel Continue on This Road | After Yeshy Buna You See the "La Mandoline" Sign Pointing Left Into a Narrow Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa
  • Phone Number: (0)116629482
Note that there are no street addresses in Ethiopia! I've done my best to describe its location as would be done by one person living in Ethiopia to another. I lived in Ethiopia for 2 years, and I assure you this place exists. A map to this establishment can be found in the American Embassy publication at:

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