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2000 Habesha Cultural Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 307 Restaurants in Addis Ababa
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed September 24, 2012

visited habesha six years ago..but was not on tripadvisor then! there are no options in the drop down below, so pl don't be fooled...but have it from reliable sources that the place has not soured yet!

the dinner was good, tasty, and had none of that pungency we found at the other restaurants.
authentic and delicious Ethiopian fare, AND they made special provisions for vegetarians

sample some local wines ... that was the highlight, along with the cultural folk-songs and -dances

and excellent hospitality. of course it may have helped that we were with a few military men!

a definite DO NOT MISS. and go in time for the cultural events

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Thank rajat b
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

If you're looking for a great introduction to Ethiopia - this is the place to go. I went with a load of guys who live in Addis, and we had a great night. The food was really good (we had the set menu of the huge bread thing, with loads of dishes on top - the name escapes me, plus fish dishes for the Orthodox members of our party who were not eating meat), we had a few beers and got involved with the singing and dancing. They have several acts throughout the night who do dances from the different regions of Ethiopia. At one point they go and get volunteers to go on stage (I narrowly avoided this, thankfully one of our group took the bullet for me!) and later still the come round and do one on one dancing. This isn't a high-brow, seriously authentic dining experience. This is some traditional food, a little bit of theatricality, and generally a cracking way to spend an evening!

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Thank BeastMajor
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

overpriced food from buffet, mediocre performances on the stage

Thank Christoph0815
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Reviewed June 9, 2012

We had a great evening here. The traditional music / dance spectacular was fantastic, and made for a great night.

The food here is good, but not outstanding. The price however was quite reasonable considering the whole experience. Great service from the staff.

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Thank Stuart S
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Reviewed May 22, 2012

This restaurant is unbelievable. The hall is huge, well decorated with Ethiopian arts and furniture and the foods you eat, the music you hear and the dances you see are amazing. Whether you shy or outgoing, the music and dances moves you and gives you a shock to go on the stage and dance with your group or even with the dancers. It is really get a value out of what you pay. This is a must visit place not only for tourists but even for residents of Addis Ababa. It is located in Bole area and has good parking places. The price may not be cheap but worth visiting.

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Thank amha_z
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