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Yod Abyssinia Traditional Food

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Bole Medhaniyalem Area, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 661 2985
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice place to visit the sound system is not great but the traditional dancers are nice. The food and drink is very affordable and the seats are comfortable.

Thank Jerry L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The prices were fair in the entertainment was excellent. The woman who whirled her hair around was amazing

Thank Andrew D
Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was amazing, don't waste your time to go for other Ethiopian traditional dancing places go to Yod Abyssinia ONLY.

Thank malik I
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20 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traditional music dance food n drinks Enjoyed the 2 hrs there Very talented dancers n singers A famous female singer performs Great experience

Thank DhananJAYa A
Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Starting at 7:30 every night, you can watch some spectacular Ethiopian dancing. The venue is cozy and everyone gets a good seat. The food is decent, very good, and my favorite Tibs in town! Reasonably priced--it's a fun night out!

1 Thank ajfenn2016
Islamorada, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first trip to Ethiopia and my first Ethiopian meal, so my opinion is limited to what I know from other trips to other countries. What I enjoyed the most from this place was the entertainment; a variety of different traditional dances with absolutely beautiful outfits! The food was buffet style, and I'm not sure that is the... More 

Thank Patricia T
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best to go at dinner and not until late. Music and typically don't begin until after about 7:30pm. Fun evening and great food.

Thank Sean K
Atlanta, Georgia
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76 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place has so much going on it's difficult to focus. It's excellent and simply fun. Great mix of tourists and Ethiopians. Food is also great though though not cheap.

Thank Jennifer M
Solwezi, Zambia
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we entered I thought:"Oh my god, this is the biggest tourist trap!" and yes the place is very touristic and seems to be crowded - always. But the food is really delicious and very fresh. Service is professional and quit fast. The dancing performance was quite entertaining especially when a Chinese guest came on stage to sing with the... More 

Thank SabineSAM
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are visiting Ethiopia and not venturing outside Addis, this place enables you to taste authentic local food while watching songs and dances from the various regions. Don't forget the coffee.

Thank Irshad M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bole Medhaniyalem Area, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa
  • Phone Number: +251 11 661 2985

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?