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“Bog standard”

Yod Abyssinia Traditional Food
Ranked #3 of 296 Restaurants in Addis Ababa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $30
Cuisines: Ethiopian
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed March 9, 2014

There's nothing wrong with Yod Abyssinia, but nothing really right with it either. The menu is precisely the same as at any other Ethiopian restaurant, and though the food is competently prepared, it totally lacks imagination. Everything is just 'standard'.
The same with the music and dancing - smiling and going through the moves, but with zero flair. Every dance was basically the same. The last number was, predictably, an iskista, which can be utterly riveting (see it done at the Four Sisters in Gonder and your eyes will pop out), but the Yod Abyssinia's plodding version gets nul points, I'm afraid.

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Reviewed March 7, 2014

Very big hall, full of people, locals and tourists, where you can eat traditional food , quite good, and hear and see traditional music and dance! Very loud, difficult to speak with your friends next to you. Interesting for an hour or so..

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Reviewed March 5, 2014

The food is average but the style is great....totally native ethiopian way of serving, must try if you're visiting Addis Ababa.

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

I like the performance of the dancers but buffet is kind of expensive which you will not eat much and easier ordering by menu.

1  Thank ogatamina
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Reviewed February 27, 2014

The location of this restaurants seems to bring many tourist on their way to the airport. The quality of show was good with enthusiasm of the actors. This is a buffet restaurant and usually guests are making a line for food. A group of some 15, came to the room and told to the restaurant employee that they are VIPs and will not make a line and let others go out. I was forced to be out of the line and had to wait until they are done. I protested to that group and restaurant staff but the restaurant staff did not even make an apology to me.

Thank Yong H
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