We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

La Mandoline

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
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
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

240 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 200: English reviews
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fillet was more than great however stuffed chicken was not for me. Though salad and cooked vegetable was also delicious. I want to visit here again!

Thank 유진 장
Sandnes, Norway
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice french restaurant. We had the quiche for starters, and beef for main, they both tasted exellent. The atmosphere was great, and the service was down right outstanding for Ethiopian standards. I recommend it.

Thank MadelenStruijk
Level Contributor
63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner at La Mandoline two days in a row. The portions are very large, the veggie salad is almost a meal. The soups delicious as well as the aubergine entree. The risotto is very delicious and very rich too. Highly recommend the Cafe Gourmand for desert, which is a combo of 4 smaller deserts. Both the white and... More 

Thank underwatergirl
Level Contributor
7 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would have given this place a 5 star, if we were to judge only the food. The food is nice, the staff are friendly and helpful. However, we didn't have local cash with us and were surprised to find out they didn't take credit cards because "no card reader". So I asked whether they took dollars, and they said... More 

Thank Mohamed F
Brussels, Belgium
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was great. Had a great steak tartare, perfectly raw and delicious. Good portions. Love the setting. Would go again!

Thank Lemoni977
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Level Contributor
396 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 280 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

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
Level Contributor
67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 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
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

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
Level Contributor
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

Travelers who viewed La Mandoline also viewed

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Been to La Mandoline? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
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:

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of La Mandoline and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from La Mandoline staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?