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“As much a party as a restaurant” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Road Runner Bar, Restaurant and Pizzeria

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Road Runner Bar, Restaurant and Pizzeria
Ranked #148 of 255 Restaurants in Addis Ababa
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Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Road Runner has an open area with camp fire as well as inside rooms, plays music from all over the African continent, has a screen for big football matches, and has the best pizzas and fish in Addis Ababa
London
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“As much a party as a restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

At Road Runner in Addis you get much more than good food. You get - if you're lucky - a party. Tony Hickey the charming and welcoming proprietor and host is a sociable warm-hearted person who has been in Ethiopia for thirty years or more and knows everyone - and the visitors too. And has a real skill at mixing people to make them happy and to make things happen. It's genuinely a warm place (the fire in the brazier in the evening helps) and friendly and a place to meet and make friends.
The food is great too: try the chicken curry, and the pizzas get a lot of praise. I go every time I'm in Addis and when I take friends they are astonished at how relaxed and enjoyable it is. This is special. Try it.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank GruberLondon
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Suffolk
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Re Visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2013

Just returned from another visit to Ethiopia which once again was brightened by a visit to Road Runner. On a Friday night this is the most lively place in Addis with great Pizzas and a very fine chicken curry. A great mix of people, open fire, new bar, and Ethiopian dancers and musicians on the occasional Friday. A most enjoyable experience. One not to be missed.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank BaileySuffolk
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Level Contributor
61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Some tasty items”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2013

Nice spot both for lunch or dinner. Recently built nice ouitdoor bar - ie under cover in the garden. Menue contains things not normal in Addis eg Quiche, and a cheeese/spinach pie/tart ? Friday evenings they put out fires in oildrums so you can eat outside - which is not wise in Addis generally - too chilly after 6-30pm... With regard to location it is on Addis maps in new Bradt Guide but text already out of date in that Brit VSO office has moved...!!

Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Addisadvisor
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Worth looking for”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

It was a little hard to find, but we had the name of the hospital right next store and our driver was able to find it. Good pizza with a chewier crust. Not a lot of ambience but when you need a good pizza on the road, this is a good place to go.

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Lisa W
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Lovely place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

Nice mix between local and international crowed. Good western orientated menu with a local touch. Service is good, medium range prices and the little campfire every night gives the finishing touch. Everyone is always welcome to join the regulars circle which makes u feel at home from minute 1.

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank RobOnTour77
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