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Yod Abyssinia Traditional Food

Bole Medhaniyalem Area, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 661 2985
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good42%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“injera” (79 reviews)
“tibs” (28 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Bole Medhaniyalem Area, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I came here on my first night in Addis Ababa mainly because it was just round the corner from my hotel and I didn't want to walk far! I enjoyed my veggie fasting selection with injera, probably as much for the novelty as anything else,...More

Thank Martin D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good ambience and exposure for the fresh of the plane tourist. It's a place we're really good traditional dancers and musicians perform while you eat quality, traditional ethiopian food in great variety. Kinda like dinner and a show. The place is built in rough wood...More

Thank Feben J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had read so much about this venue on every tourism site we came across when researching Addis, so it naturally seemed like a "must do". Whilst it was good, it was a little too over-crowded for our liking, as in, we got a seat...More

Thank Ramona S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being this my first experience with an Ethiopian restaurant, I was positively surprised by the atmosphere and the food. The place is very characteristic and we enjoyed our meal. Our perception was also that the bill was not too high

Thank Giuliani_CO
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic and authentic Ethiopian cuisine/dining experience, very reasonable prices, and wonderful traditional music and dance. Pleased to see people from around the world, young and old alike, as well as locals. This is a must-visit restaurant if you're coming to Addis Ababa.

Thank Aalif A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was highly recommended on trip advisor so we chose it. We were not dissapointed. Perfect setting to experience Ethiopian food honey wine and coffee

Thank Maraka N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having never been to Ethiopia before, or any part of Africa I was excited! I had heard a lot about Yod Abyssinia and I was not let down. From the quirky atmosphere to the amazing entertainment (dancing and singing) as you eat, we were so...More

Thank bonjourrr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If it is your 1st time in Addis I recommend this location a thousand and one times. The entertainment from the traditional dancers and singers on stage was amazing and very entertaining. Food was alright and the staff nice enough though I feel could do...More

1  Thank Kavata J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is not to be missed during your trip to Addis Ababa. Food and drinks are economical. Truly Ethiopian(African) experience. Staff is friendly and ever smiling.

Thank Amitabh N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

skipping this eccentric yet wonderful experience is like going to Italy and not eating "the real pizza". Music, dance, food, mead. There are many places which are comparable in quality of food, but none compares in ambiance.

Thank Anthony A
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17 September 2016|
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Response from William J | Reviewed this property |
The show starts @ 19:00 as per their staff.
18 August 2016|
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Response from Jenny B | Reviewed this property |
By now you should know that they do serve vegetarian food. Try beyanetu which is eating during fasting period and consists of injera with various vegetarian wot and fresh vegetables.
9 July 2016|
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Response from Daryll D | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can , they have several Atreas within the Complex where its either an open Restaurant or the others become Party rooms if its booked for a crowd or Group
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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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