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This is a new restaurant which I visited several times on a recent visit to Lalibela. It is an amazing structure and serves excellent food as well as having wonderful loos.
$3 - $8
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
African, European, Ethiopian, International
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant looks straight out of a sci-fi movie - you really can't miss it. I don't think there's a bad view from any table in the place because of the way it is constructed. It's a great place to enjoy dinner while the sun...goes down. The menu has a wide variety and everyone had a good meal. The owner came round to advise us of anything that was off (there was no kitfo as she hadn't been able to get any from an animal slaughtered that day - showing good food safety!). I had a goat burger which was delicious.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 9, 2020 via mobile

Place with excellent view. Food is nothing special and expensive. Stafff nice but don’t speak English.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed September 9, 2020

a nice tip for photography is the view is spectacular as you exit the bathroom. I took tons of pictures that I still cherish to today.

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed September 8, 2020 via mobile

One of the most interesting restaurants I have eaten in. A innovative design on a hill top it offers superb views across the valley to the surrounding hills. The food was acceptable but seemed unimportant compared with the view.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed August 20, 2020 via mobile

Great restaurant with some good food. Has nice views of the valley and town. They provide blankets if you feel cold. Probably one of the best restart in town. I totally recommend to come here at least once if in Lalibela.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 24, 2020

This amazing structure is worth the trip just to sit on one of its terraces for the view. We also enjoyed the shepard's pie - it's Scottish!

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 20, 2020

I recommend this restaurant for the unmatchable view and it's unique architecture. We were part of a small group tour so I cannot comment on value and pricing. I recall that all of our group members (7) were happy with the food. We were there...on a Sunday evening and were fortunate to witness 2-3 wedding receptions parties come parading in with festive singing and dancing. It was a treat.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed March 16, 2020

Everyone visiting Lalibela needs to visit Ben Abeba. It is one of the most unique restaurants in the world. I meet the owner Susan and she is a great hostess. This place is a blessing for all

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 15, 2020

This was recommended by our driver to view the sunset with a drink. It was super windy especially at the top deck but open 360 mountain and villages view. Gorgeous sunset food was ok and decent drinks/beers. Reasonable price. Staffs are friendly a good place...to stop by rest a bit after a long day tripMore

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed March 13, 2020 via mobile

Great position and architecture, however very underwhelmed by the food and unimpressed by the much higher than usual prices for the wine. I would recommend for pre supper beer (average price).

Date of visit: March 2020
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May 12, 2019|
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Response from joyceylesley | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is always full have a nice time and go for 6.0 pm sunset
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April 10, 2019|
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Response from joyceylesley | Reviewed this property |
Yes i went in febuary​ loved thé building and view and talking to thé owner but does need a good Cook, she trains thé Ethiopiens to serve to get à better life so they are slow but good on her joyce
January 29, 2016|
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Response from travelmartin | Reviewed this property |
As Ziolith pointed out, the restaurant lies at the northern edge of town, you will already see the unique shape of the roof from a distance.
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