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Yod Abyssinia Traditional Food

Bole Medhaniyalem Area, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 661 2985
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“injera” (78 reviews)
“tibs” (27 reviews)
“bread” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Bole Medhaniyalem Area, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is our first visit to Addis Ababa. We wanted to have dinner somewhere that offered traditional meals and drinks with some entertainment. Yod Abyssinia was recommended by everyone, and it did not disappoint! Everyone was welcoming and extremely patient with us because we wanted...More

Thank TheRealKhalilah
Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is breath taking. Local deco everywhere you feel like being in an another era. The food is great but the most astonishing thing is the live performance of the dancers who dance like crazy and you can't stop but look at them ....More

Thank koyfos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place for authentic food and excellent show of Ethiopian music and dance. Be prepared to be called to dance as well.

Thank apiispa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on our very first night in Addis to soak up a bit of the culture. The live music was on all night, with variety from all the different parts of Ethiopia. The food and service was all really good though we ordered way...More

Thank Wilde_Thingy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

How is this dump so highly rated? It’s a tawdry tourist stop w mediocre food, wretched ambiance and the least comfortable seating imaginable. Won’t even comment the crap song and dance show. Left after the first set, couldn’t face any more.

1  Thank f200918
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with a large business group. We were offered a buffet, which was tasty and plentiful. The service was friendly, with a lively and fun atmosphere. The cultural show was quite entertaining. I would gladly return.

Thank PennsylvaniaTom
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

My first time in Ethiopia, worth going there to try the food and watch some artists performing. Food was ok but experience made the day.

Thank Ricardo D
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Other tgan the cultural show, the food is over rated and utterly costly. We asked for a chicken dish, it came with one small piece of chicken. Not worth going there.

Thank Suman Sankar G
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Should be visited once if traveling for first time to Ethiopia... good number of cultural dance and songs... we had injera and it was nice. Nice place, mostly crowded with tourists.

Thank Chetna J
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Its on the way to Airport had dinner before taking off to India. The food tasted something different (not continental or Mediterranean or Asian) but was good. The brown rolls they served, I thought would taste like Indian dosa, but they have their distinctive taste....More

Thank Sunil G
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Mncedisi M
18 January 2018|
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Response from YaredD22 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Mncedisi, from year to year there may be small changes but it will be safe if you prepare for 350 to 400 birr which in today's exchange rate equals around 14 USD. Have a nice time in Addis!
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.
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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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, 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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