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Little Ethiopia

76 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 8254
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
African, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
76 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful restaurant. Probably seats 15 at most. The owner,Yeshi Mekonnen, provided great food and service despite the fact that she was the only one working because of a taxi strike. We had the Beyeaynetu, a dish consisting of a variety of vegetables...More

Thank Markjs12
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Another one not to miss if you like authentic African food. Prepared in the real traditional manner. It's served on a type of flat bread that resembles a large whole meal crepe. You eat it with your fingers, an amazing experience not to be missed!

Thank Johanne M
Reviewed 14 August 2017

We stumbled upon this place after it started raining and didn't want to walk too far for dinner. Glad we did as it was very good. I am not sure how authentic it is, but it felt like the real deal to me. It's a...More

Thank leisurelymonkey
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

As good as any we've eaten at in Addis, Lalibela, Harar, etc. excellent vegetarian fare (although a lot of meat also). Great people.

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This restaurant is literally a hole in the world. However, the cuisine is terrific and the decor is charming (and the place is spotless). You won't find better Ethiopian food outside of Ethiopia.

1  Thank Bordentownguy
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Really small restaurant - would recommend booking as it was really busy when I went, and a lot of customers had to be turned away as there was no space inside or outside for anymore people. Never had Ethiopian food before and it was really...More

1  Thank Tej_Chau
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

The welcome not very warm but well... Went on a quiet day and food was taken out of the fridge n put into microwave... and Tasted a bit off... Although I never had Ethiopian food before I wouldn't recommend.

Thank loralee_dvl
Reviewed 21 January 2017

I loved the whole experience at Little Ethiopia, I loved the food, the host and choice of food. Would recommend it.

1  Thank Pr4sh4nt
Reviewed 19 January 2017

After researching a proper "African" food experience all other places in Cape Town "cash in" on the tourists and charge outrageous prices. This seemed to be a nice place that had normal restaurant prices, BUT when we got our portions it was really, really, really...More

1  Thank ThePr0fe550r
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Nice cozy atmosphere, small restaurant. Very good menu and delicious food! Friendly staff, one of the best dinners we had in Cape Town

1  Thank Nemonuusku
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 8254
The Best of Ethiopian cuisine, prepared 100% in a traditional way so that you may experience the original taste of this internationally popular Eastern African food. Visit us at LITTLE ETHIOPIA RESTAURANT!!
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