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“Great experience”

Yod Abyssinia Traditional Food
Ranked #2 of 267 Restaurants in Addis Ababa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Ethiopian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great experience”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

The food was delicious, if you go skip the cocktails and go for beer or soft drinks. I had the goat tibs which were delicious, they come around with water to wash your hands, the entire place was packed, parking was hard to find but that's because a lot of people go there. The entertainment was good and lively and interacted a lot with the crowd which was good.

  • Visited May 2013
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fun atmosphere, food OK”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

Went one evening, the dancing and atmosphere were really fun, perhaps moreseo that at the Habesha 2000 Restaurants, but the food is not as good as Habesha IMO.

Visited March 2013
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Gurgaon
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Enjoyable”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Excellent dancing and service but needed a little more variety in the food. Nobody to explain to a foreigner so a bit lost. Too noisy and crowded.

Visited May 2013
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south africa
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lively place!”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

This was sure a highlight of the trip, dancing, singing, mingling and as a bonus a lovely traditional buffet! Definitely a must!

Visited May 2013
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Thank rafikiSouthAfrica
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Nairobi, Kenya
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Tastes and sounds of Ethiopia in good ambience”
Reviewed May 23, 2013

The restaurant has a variety of traditional Ethiopian foods and beverages all served in a setting that does not leave you in doubt that you are in Ethiopia. The low traditional seats and stools, the untanned leather (hide) and carved timber, the wick serving trays and the music all help to create a very good feel of the country.

They also had a traditional music band and dancers who gave a very energy sapping performance that you cannot help but admire. You dont have to know the Amharic language to enjoy the entertainment.

I think every African country needs to borrow the concept in total.

Visited May 2013
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