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Ethiopian, International, European, Grill
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Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
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Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Private Dining, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Live Music, Jazz Bar
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All reviews recommend coming early live jazz music place to meet friends a popular place fun evening addis tourist
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Reviewed September 2, 2020

Have been in this restaurant for the first time with my family in our stay in Addis-Abeba and I ordered grilled chicken with potatoes. See pictures attached on what I received in my plate. This is not a mistake from the Chef since my potatoes...are delivered on my table on one side okay and surprise I found on the other side when turning them (see pictures attached). Leading me to believe that the Chef knew it. How can you serve such cold and OVERCOOKED potatoes ??? The chicken... What can I say ? My bill is attached as well in case someone here think it's a fake comment. We went out with my family to buy Pizza and back to our hotel. 2 Positives things I found about this restaurant: the music was good and the toilet was clean.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed January 16, 2020

Went for lunch, was really looking forward to some scrumptious mamas kitchen meat, very disappointed, meat was tough, food was cold, had to ask them to heat it. went with the family, environment was cold.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed December 5, 2019

When sitting for dinner, one cannot read the menue without the help of the smart phone or a flash lamp. Other than that, the food is good and very friendly for a western tourist. Would help if they had all the items in the menu,...so they won't have to bring the menu time and again.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 12, 2019

This is a fun place to visit in the evening for dinner and drinks. On the night we went, there was live jazz music. The place gets packed, so recommend coming early if you want dinner and a table. Prices are higher than average but...it is a popular place, with good music so you can see why they can afford to charge the higher prices. A good place to meet friends for sociable evening drinks but not a place to catch up with a friend (the music is too loud for that)More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed October 1, 2019 via mobile

very disappointing service, they have no idea about hospitality business. Please avoid this place if you are out for a good night.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 31, 2019

Had a great evening here while staying at a hotel nearby. Seems to be a mix of Addis residents and business travellers. Great wines and beers!

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed August 14, 2019

Went to this place, the one located at welosefer, with family. Very neat, cozy with a nice bar but was disgusted by what i saw, i saw a waitress leaving the restroom with out washing her hands, what disgust me more was after i adress...the situation to the manager, which is later learn that was not the real manager, she came to our table and told me that what i told the manager was not right she was in the bathroom using a phone,which is a lie coz i heard a flush sound, regardless i tried to explain it to her she still has to wash her hands since she use the door handle to get in and out the bathroom she has the obligation to do so as an employee, she still insist i'm wrong after i explain it to her and was very disrespectful, the so called manager couldn’t handle the situation, and we left the place with disappointment.Oh did i mention about the towel that she use to clean the tables was hanging out from her back pocket while she was in the rest room? .The employee need to be educated the importance of washing hands.Had to make severa trips to the bathroom that night, I rather eat in a clean and safe restaurant with no fancy bar and fancy lights. I almost forgot to mention about the 2 guys who were sitting at the bar, all the waitress were hanging out with them, they all were gathering around them, the guys were very touchy, putting their hand on them inappropriately........the waitress who i got into with was looking at me and laughing while she was sitting on one of the guys lap, i was like what is this place, is it a restaurant or.......? i had enough at that time and left.......that was my first vist and definitely my last. You need to hire a good manager if you want to save the bisness.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 23, 2019

We happened to be there after chasing for some jazz music. Fendika club directed us to this place, for the special launch of the new album of the experimental jazz fusion band Kaÿn Lab (if you can find them to play in Addis by the...way, go for it ! They often play at Fendika). The place happened to be an amazing discovery. The ambiance was perfect for a night out. The place is really nice, big and entertaining. A huge choice of drinks and cherry on the cake : the food was amazing. I happened to have the best beef tibs of my stay in Addis.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed July 11, 2019

Stunning venue, top class in the center of Addis. You get the wow effect when you come through the door, with top class hospitality. Delicious food with great choices to please every type of person. Will definitely be back when in Addis.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 8, 2019

I love everything about this place, the food is so tasty. the music was so nice. me and my friends love the place so much.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Yes, Mama's Kitchen offers takeout services.

Yes, Mama's Kitchen offers delivery services.

Mama's Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5