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“Standard not same as when it started”

Top View Restaurant
Ranked #56 of 256 Restaurants in Addis Ababa
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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576 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“Standard not same as when it started”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2014

I have been visiting Addis Ababa for last 8-10 years and have been frequent visitor at Top View. I was disappointed this time. Food Standard has certainly come down and restaurant badly need to be refurbished. Also once upon a time Top View really had a nice view, but now view is completely blocked by upcoming construction.

Visited April 2014
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Lagos, Nigeria
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nice choice for pasta”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2014

Our party ate pasta and found it hot and tasty. The salads were also nice. The ambiance is good. It was hard to discern any sort of view as it was nighttime when we visited, for that reason I wish we were able to go for lunch instead. The service was some of the best we had while in Addis. We would eat at Top View again if we are in Addis.

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Amanda C
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Paso Robles, California
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138 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great View, Average Food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2014

Taken there by locals and the staff made fairly quick accommodations for our large group of almost 20. It's not a large place, so we were lucky it wasn't more full. It's way up a hillside with picture windows and the view of the city is very nice. The power went off before we were served our meals, but thankfully it came back on after a few minutes. In the meantime, we got to enjoy the lights of the city down below better, as it was after dark. The potato-spinach cream soup was very bland and needed a good shaking of pepper. The fish and chips I ordered was tilapia--very strange, but I ordered it anyway. Being a little fish compared to cod, the pieces were small and thin, so consequently it was a bit overcooked. I had to ask for tartar sauce, and after about 15 minutes and asking twice I was given plenty, which they evidently had to whip up just for me. Like many restaurants in foreign countries, the dishes you will order will not be what you think of at home in the USA, but rather the chef's impression of it--probably never having actually eaten the dish in its home country. They could definitely use a British or American chef, but that would be quite costly.

  • Visited March 2014
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Shire, Ethiopia
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108 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Not Really the Top View Anymore”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

Great restaurants and food. The view is now blocked by the new Bellevue Hotel and Spa - unlike the 'Face of Addis' - which actually has a great view of the city at dusk and is at the top of the hillside.

Visited July 2013
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108 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Very nice location”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

A very nice location and inventory in the restaurant. The menu was rich with different kind of choices. The food was nice preperad and served. But the food was not warm, i guess it was since it was served to seven guests at the same time. It is not much for the staff to do to rice the stars of the place, everything is on place, just a little more effort.

  • Visited March 2014
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