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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
+251 11 662 9482
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Montana
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

La Mandoline always has an assortment of dishes and several daily specials each time we go. It is good food but the service is a bit off at ties. Sometimes they get the order wrong, sometimes they are slow. Always with a smile though!

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Thank C S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

La Mandoline is located on a back-road in central Addis. Not the most charming of entrances, but the restaurant is one of (too few) where you can sit outside when weather permits. Both patio/terrace and the restaurant itself presents themselves nicely as both clean and appealing. For a restaurant that has the luxury of being located on a secluded plot,... More 

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Thank Puku N
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good french cuisine in the heart of Addis Ababa! The food was excellent and the service was very friendly. Eating their food makes me smile! It has a long history with many famous guest eating here and i can understand why - Just good food and friendly service.

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Thank LittleMaples
Melbourne, Australia
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was delicious. We shared a cheese platter. I had a pork and lentil dish which was cooked perfectly. My friend had the brochette which she enjoyed. The service was excellent and the owner was friendly and professional.

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Thank Christine H
Moscow, Russia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place: cozy and family atmosphere. Especially good when it sunny . Better come at 12.30 to get free table. Comfortable to come with kids. Very delicious food. Very friendly the master of the restaurant.

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Thank Evgenialevi
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017 via mobile

Exquisite French cuisine. A luxurious experience in a beautiful setting. They have the best brunch setting in town, lunch and dinner settings are superb. The service is hands down. The staff are friendly and the owners are so attentive to all your needs.

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Thank Wegahta M
Moscow, Russia
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2017

Expensive for Ethiopia and serves French cuisine that is quite nice. Unless you specifically want French cuisine better to explore other local restaurants.

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Thank Ronald3333
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

Positive: very nice restaurant and very good food and wide selection. Staff are very welcoming. Negative: A bit expensive

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Thank victorieta
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

Birthday lunch, good food and nice setting. Preferred sitting outside on the veranda than inside when it was sunny as inside the restaurant was a bit dark. Lovely place for a gathering with a group of friends, would also be suitable for couples and families.

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Thank Helen W
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

LS Mandoline is almost the only French restaurant in Addis Place ambiance is really very nice The food is really fantastic especially The grilled Nile perch but the food portion Is really very very small Price is on the reasonable side Just be carful the hand dryer in the men toilet works as soon as you open the door A... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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: +251 11 662 9482
Description
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:
http://photos.state.gov/libraries/ethiopia/427391/PDF%20files/The%20Lion%20June%209.pdf

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?