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Addis Ethiopian Restaurant
Ranked #7,778 of 23,571 Restaurants in London
Cuisines: African, Ethiopian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed October 11, 2013

Decor was classic and simple, yet really brought out the African flavour of the whole atmosphere. First time trying out Ethiopian cuisine which made me quite surprised since its a whole new fresh concept to me.

Huge plate of pancake base which was slightly sour and had plenty of toppings on top - mostly meat marinated in different spices, also ordered the lamb steaks.

The meat marinated in different spices was reminiscent of Malay or Indian cuisine (what we get to taste here in Singapore) and the pancake base was similar to that of what we have in Singapore - which we call Mee Jian Kueh (Panfried Rice Pancakes) - but the sour version.

Lamb steaks exuded a strong "goaty" aroma when bit into it (which I am a big fan of) and they came off the bone quite easily.

Even though it is a bit fatty and messy, which is something you wouldn't fancy if you are going on a date, all in all, it is a good eye-opener to the world of Ethiopian cuisine.

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Reviewed October 10, 2013

Went along with Canadian friends visiting London for the first time. had been to great Italian at the weekend and wanted to try something different. A depressing atmosphere, poor quality service and food. Don;'t get how the card machine doesn't work in such a big place as this - a lot of cash changing hands?
The food is a mixture but generally a mixture of shredded tastless meat with no sign of vegetables.
Service is just non-existent. Can't understand why some visitors have said it's a good place.

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1  Thank optingin
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Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

The header tells it pretty much all.
Been here for the second time. Food was good again. Especially the Kitfo.
Service is sluggish but decent friendly.

What really turned me otf this time was that I could not pay by credit card... again.

Last time -12 months ago - they at least tried to run my card. This time they just said "no! trouble with the machine".
One wonders now: still or again.
Regardless: put up a sign or tell upon order that this is a cash only place. Not all your guests are from the UK with easy access to ATM's or carry loads of £ in cash.

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Reviewed September 18, 2013

So good, reminds me of home! I strongly recommend this place. The service was excellent, and the staff were soooo nice! Perfect! :)

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Thank Nads9
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

Addis Ethiopian Restaurant has improved alot, the food taste is very good and it is attractive decoration, specially if you are from the capital city of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, it brings the memory of area names and will catch your eyes until your food comes. Advance booking is advisable as it gets crowded from time to time. Good location, I recommend anyone interested to take first timers for Ethiopian meal.

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Thank Negg H
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