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“Awesome, awesome, awesome”

Bonna Annee Restaurant
Ranked #247 of 2,062 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
Cuisines: Ethiopian
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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64 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Awesome, awesome, awesome”
Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

The best Ethiopian restaurant in Abu Dhabi. This unpretentious resto had seen me eat there 2x in the space of 4 days.
Located close to Gad restaurant in the Tourist club area of Abu Dhabi, the focus is the food that comes from the kitchen. It is excellent and the ladies there are excellent hosts. In terms of prices, it will not even close to breaking the bank
I discovered it when an Ethiopian friend took us there and I went back within 3 days because it was so good

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English first
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“The tibs are the biz”
Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is hidden in the back streets of tourist club and if you are sceptical about maybe eating Ethiopian food...don't be...it's awesome! If your 1st time go for the Bonna Anne special which is a large plate with all sorts of meats and curries on it scooped up with injerra bread which is divine! Some have a kick but the staff will soon spot if you are unsure and ask to spice levels....eating with hands is mandatory and for a great Ethiopian experience, look no further!

Visited June 2014
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Hanoi, Vietnam
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92 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Fab restaurant, go to were all the local Ethopians eat”
Reviewed June 1, 2014

This restaurant is great and SO CHEAP, we've been there countless times and if you want a different experience of eating from a large flat, organic looking piece of bread and eating with your fingers, the experience is great! The special tibs is great. Finding the restaurant is a bit of a challenge though, if your coming down Salam street, heading towards the Cornishe, look to your left, opp the Municipality buildings, you'll see a HSBC and a Chinese restaurant, its in the block behind it, at the back right hand corner of the street

Visited January 2014
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Savannah GA
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355 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Great food, fair prices, good location...”
Reviewed January 21, 2014

Our party of 3 had a really good meal here. It was easy to find and was very clean and tidy inside. We were greeted promptly and were happy to find our food in front of us very quickly. There is a sink at the rear of the dining area to wash up. Our group ate the food as presented but utensils and plates are available on request. We had the sampler platter and another dish of collard greens with lamb; each was delicious and laid out on the excellent injera. I was happy to receive some hot condiments on request. The bill was very reasonable considering the large portions-we were not able to finish it all. Bottom Line: a great choice for good food at reasonable prices.

  • Visited January 2014
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Hong Kong, China
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39 reviews
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“Good gateway to another Abu Dhabi”
Reviewed January 7, 2014 via mobile

After trying several Lebanese restaurants in Abu Dhabi, you might wanna try something else which still remains authentic. That's how we ended tasting this Ethiopian place for dinner.

The setting is basic, service is friendly, food is excellent and the crowd is a mix of locals, Ethiopians and a few tourists. You'll get a big plate covered with something similar to a "crepe", on which the waitress displays the different dishes you've chosen. As forks, you'll have some of these "crepes" that you use in a similar way you have nans in India.

Some dishes are spicy and overall quite saucy. The lentles and lamb were really good. Compared to the usual fancy hotel restaurants in Abu Dhabi, this place is very different and cheap. Our bill for two persons was less than 20€ and we were really full.

I definitely recommend this place, if you want to discover something new and forget about the bling bling...

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