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La Mandoline

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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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“tartare” (3 reviews)
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7:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
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
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Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

With amazing ambience , I liked the live music on a Sunday lunch. Service was prompt , English was well understood but the only downside is lack of options for vegetarians

Thank GlobalNomadUN
Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

La mandolin has become one of my favourite places in Addis Ababa. Even though it has a limited menu the days special always delights me as it is something different from the previous visit. We chose from the days special the grilled chicken salad and...More

Thank Globetrotter293
Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

Great food, a real treat away from the hustle and bustle. Have the lemon Tarte! Not cheap but worth saving for. The owner gives an interesting tour of his art too

Thank Teal7
Reviewed October 29, 2015

Had a fabulous dinner al fresco. Service fantastic. Prices amazing. Food was much better than expected for being in Ethiopia and eating French. Would have been happy with the food in any country!

Thank Mcarpmd
Reviewed October 29, 2015

The restaurant (seating area) itself is small, but it has a nice garden outside. As such, it is great to have a drink outside first to enjoy the open air and calmness of the place and then move in for the meal. I had beef...More

Thank Yakalele
Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

We got a 3 course meal with every course better than the last. The homemade cinnamon bread is delightful and the desserts top notch. Get the lemon tart. Highly recommended.

1  Thank hipster_croissant
Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant's new location is close to the Capital Hotel, where we were staying for our conference, but our excellent concierge recommended taking a cab even so, and wisely so: the restaurant is on a back alley, and we would have never found it on...More

Thank Dan G
Reviewed October 3, 2015 via mobile

Nice food and nice service at right price.... what else? Not common. Maybe need to improove a bit the menù.

Thank Paolo M
Reviewed September 25, 2015

I had dinner with a friend at La Mandoline after spending some time in a remote region in Ethiopia. The food is great (and I'm French, so I'm really picky when it comes to French food) and so is the service. Starters and main courses...More

1  Thank Gaspard C
Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

good food , reasonable prices , a bit slow in their service , clean and tidy , intimacy climate , pleased waiters , class enough

Thank Mubarak A
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Raakin & Kiran I
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Response from asquill | Reviewed this property |
telephone call
Raakin & Kiran I
September 13, 2016|
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Response from Cheikh T | Reviewed this property |
You can make it by phoning the Restaurant, or just go even without reservation, you will be served. If you are dinning in number, better reserve on phone.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
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: +251 11 662 9482
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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