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“A darn good burger”
Review of Sishu

Sishu
Ranked #5 of 290 Restaurants in Addis Ababa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed December 14, 2013

... At a darn good price. A good cheeseburger is a pearl of great price when you've been raised on them and haven't had one for a while (or even if you have). They do cook them pretty hard, but they are delicious, especially the bacon cheeseburger. They do have a couple of vegetarian sandwich options in case you are in need of them, though I cannot vouch for them. The fries are also usually quite tasty. Unless you ask otherwise (and I do), burgers come with the equivalent of that thousand island|big mac sauce. Service is acceptably pleasant. The repurposed warehouse makes for an interesting and rather enjoyable experience. Just watch out for the lovely odor of the nearby market on the way in and out :-).

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Thank Djibuddha
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

Over the past couple of years, I have noticed that burger joints are really popping up all over Addis. My younger, local friend tells me this has to do with the young Ethiopians who move out of the country to study and return to live / work or just visit.

I believe Sishu was started by some Ethiopians who lived abroad for a while, then moved back to Addis. Whatever the case, Sishu is the real deal for a burger while you are in Addis!

It's no In-N-Out burger, but you will not find a burger / fries meal as good as this one.

First, they make everything in their open kitchen right in front of you. The buns are fresh, and the fries are cut in more of a "Western" style vs. the thicker cut you typically find at places around Addis.

Second, I love the simplicity of their menu, too: Burger, Cheeseburger, BBQ Burger, etc. They keep it simple and let the quality of the ingredients do the talking.

Third, what a great atmosphere! I love that they took an empty old warehouse / garage type building and made it into an open restaurant that is very airy and roomy!

The presence of so many Westerners whenever you walk in the door is proof enough that Sishu is the real deal! Check it out!

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Thank EconometricsTX
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Reviewed November 29, 2013

This place was recommended by some Canadians who claimed the cheeseburger was as good as anything you could get in Canada and while I'm not sure that is true - the burger is very, very good and the fries are DELICIOUS shoestring fries so the whole meal is definitely worth the effort of finding this place at the back of a little plaza / strip mall!

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Thank 334Traveller
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

When I heard that Sishu had to move from its former home in a historic building in another part of town, I was a bit worried. But they've created a great artsy, spacious place in a warehouse near the old airport. Still great burgers, plus homemade rolls and homemade sauces, and they get their meat from a sustainable farm outside town. I learned from a resident how they have a great business model as well — really caring for their staff, so that everyone works hard to make the place a success. Homemade ice cream right out the front door. Can't ask for more.

Thank buymeaticket
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Reviewed November 13, 2013

This place is fantastic. I had the feeling to be in trendy restaurant in Paris! Burgers and French fries are much more better the ones I have eaten in NY!

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