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Bole Road | 2nd Floor Mega Building, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 552 6848
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Stuttgart, Germany
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice dinner with good food at the Makush and ended up buying a picture that we admire during our meal.

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Thank Tom P
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The selling point of Makush Gallery appears to be the combination of art and food. They do have a substantial number of paintings and they do have an extensive menu - but the paintings could be better presented, and the restaurant atmosphere is a bit bleak. It is a bit of a lost opportunity - since the food is not... More 

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Thank Puku N
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

I have never seen an art gallery attached to a restaurant before. However, i think the idea is very nice and cool. The owners introduced themselves and were very helpful showing me around and offering me water "it was hot" and let me take couple of photos to show to my wife. The place is FULL of African inspired art... More 

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Thank AhmedElnaggar
Addis Ababa
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Makush Gallery is on of my best spots where I go when Italian food comes to my mind. This place has also become a choice of my wife. This place gives you a complete different feeling as you enjoy the paintings while being served with your favorite dish with excellent hospitality from their staff. The gallery has various paintings where... More 

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Thank Zerihun M
Limassol, Cyprus
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139 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We came here for supper and ended up buying a picture as well. We'd looked for art on our trip both north and south of the country, but found nothing like this so to buy a picture on our very last night in Ethiopia was a real bonus. He represents so many painters that you can find a style that... More 

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Thank therapina
Fermo, Italy
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Second time I go there, Prices are ok, service ok. First time was better, second time less. Needs to improve But, Ill go again.

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Thank Guy B
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

Our group of 11 enjoyed dinner at Makush, and several of us ended up buying art works. It was a relaxing evening, browsing through the rooms with our wine while we waited for dinner.

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Thank Scott M
London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is a genuinely chic restaurant with energy and enthusiasm behind it. In terms of location it is a bit tricky to find. It's by a Peugot car dealership at the side of the building up some stairs. You get various attempts at Italian food across Ethiopia, but I thought this was the only one that did it well. If... More 

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Thank mingchi86
London, England, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Like a previous reviewer I also had the penne al arrabiata and enjoyed it very much. It went down lovely with a glass of local dry red wine. The many paintings on offer are of an impressive standard in the local style. Furthermore I liked the view of Addis from the windows. If you have been eating a lot of... More 

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Thank RLewis_12
New York
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

I wasn't particularly keen on the idea of having Italian while in Addis, but the food was quite good and a little bit different from standard Italian Fare. We LOVED the ability to sift through dozens..hundreds?...of paintings, and found several that were very high-quality and incredibly well-priced. The manager packaged them so that we could take them home on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Italian, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bole Road | 2nd Floor Mega Building, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa
  • Phone Number: +251 11 552 6848

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