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“Great Fun!”

2000 Habesha Cultural Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 282 Restaurants in Addis Ababa
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed February 22, 2013

Although 2000 Habesha is slightly weaker in the ambiance department than Yod Abyssinia's straw-covered floors, Habesha takes the cake on entertainment value. The dancers and musicians were excellent. The food was good and the service quite efficient. I've got to say, the costume changes were impressive. For a great night of entertainment or a great place to bring visitors to Ethiopia, Habesha has a lot going for it. Yes, it's somewhat touristy...but it's also not in the sense that there were tons of Ethiopian diners and even some really cool special events going on. The food is not over the top excellent but it's right on par with what you'd expect. Overall, it's a great package.

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Reviewed February 21, 2013

The food was ok. Since this was the farewell dinner for us, we felt we have tried better Ethiopian food throughout our trip. We had a choice between the buffet or ordering a la carte. And we chose the buffet, which had a good variety of food. The cultural dances and songs were quite fun to watch. The place got filled up more and more as the evening went on.

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Reviewed February 15, 2013

I don't usually like these "cultural experience" venues becasue they come accross as tourist traps. There are several of them around Addis Ababa, and I was taken to this one with a group of colleagues by our hosts in the Ministry of Agriculture. It turned out to be much more pleasant than I expected. The food was really very good quality, hot, varied, tasty and plentiful. The drinks flowed efficiently and came in all varieties - beer, wine, tej (local honey wine) soft drinks and probably anything else one would ask for. The entertainment started subtly and warmed up as the evening progressed with more and more dramatic dancing that eventually involved much of the audience. The hall was packed, most of te customers were local or diaspora Ethiopians, with a scattering of tourists and foreign workers.

I imagine it depends who you go with and what your mood is, but this wokred well for me and it was an entertaining evening.

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Thank MMTMRome
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

visited recently to say goodbye to a departing friend...the space and atmosphere are nice.....................................................

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Reviewed January 8, 2013

Recommended by our hotel due to all of the construction on Bole Rd. We had a really good time, its a total tourist trap, but that makes it fun. I would recommend.

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