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Lalibela, Ethiopia
+251 33 336 0020
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pros: + Good food + Cold drinks + Quiet garden area to relax and watch birds + Friendly staff + Good service + Convenient location

Thank Reggie W
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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57 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great outdoor dining area, just don't visit the bathrooms. We ate the Ethiopian fasting food which was delicious, fresh and very filling. One serving is enough for two people. Dig In! :-)

Thank Atick
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Their fasting plate is excellent! We ordered two dishes, but their portions are huge, so just share one. And the setting was really pleasant.

Thank Deetaa
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Situated in the middle of the old town area and just above the entrance gate for the northern set of churches --- Seven Olives restaurant was a great spot for a relaxing lunch on my first day in Lalibela. LOVED the outdoor setting with lots of lush green trees and grass -- a rarity for this area. Nice shade from... More 

Thank inthepinesNC
Brussels, Belgium
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel do not seem to be very nice - rather old and needing restoration; but the restaurant has an excellent choice of traditional Ethiopian meal, tasty and good.

Thank Dan M
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We only had breakfast there. The food was only okay, but we went to escape the dust and crowds. The trees, flowers and birds were a welcome escape, so it was most definitely worth it.

Thank Anguw
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97 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We only have lunch here as it is in a convenient location. Lunch is served in a rather nice garden with colorful florals. The once best local hotel is dated but might suit budget travelers who like to be close to trekking trails. Our guide told us that the local food here is good.

Thank Eric L
Lalibela, Ethiopia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 7 April 2017

The restaurant is nice relatively to the others restaurant in Lalibela because you get good service.

Thank LalibelaCrossTours
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This place in town across from some small stands selling religious pictures of tried side door crafts and Ethopian dresses etc. Teen boys gather around house quick to be guide . The resturant is up a driveway in a heavy wooded green cool area but challenging if any joint problems. Nice food served on patio once on top through motel... More 

Thank joyious
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 February 2017

I tried various dishes from the fasting menu, all was very delicious, beautifully presented and it seemed to me very healthy.

Thank Friederike B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, African, European, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lalibela, Ethiopia
  • Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Amhara Region  >  Lalibela
  • Phone Number: +251 33 336 0020

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