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Unique Restaurant

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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“pizza” (16 reviews)
“injera” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lalibela, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great food at good prices. The usual run of pizza pasta and local. There is also roast chicken for 300 birr but you have to give 2 hours notice and it is big enough dish to spilt between two people. They also offer cooking classes....More

Thank Bomo14
Reviewed 3 days ago

The food here is excellent and prepared in good clean conditions. I ate the fasting food as I am vegetarian. One plate is enough for two people unless you are very hungry. It is all prepared to order so it is not quick, but you...More

Thank car0linen0rman
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cosy, intimate and run by a wonderful Ethiopian who is so friendly and delightful. She makes the place so homely that one does not want to leave it and it is fun to to just talk to her about Lalibela

Thank Pippa354
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We initially dined at Unique having seen it recommended in the Bradt guide and on the strength of a recommendation from our hotel. The tibs and shiro were some of the best we'd had in Ethiopia and above all were very affordable. The restaurant is...More

Thank JakeKite
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the experience here like most others have said. I'd like to add that the staff were very friendly and happy to explain the menus. These are 'usual' things us Westerners expect but often don't find in Africa so I'd commend the staff and...More

Thank Ciarán L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is approx. 200m away from the main square and it doesn't look like a restaurant from outside. Inside it is very cosy with a nice and warm-hearted owner who carefully takes care of her guests. Food is fresh and of very good taste...More

Thank Superlance
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My mum and I had a cooking lesson with the owner, Sisco, before eating the food with the rest of our family. It was one of the best things we did on our whole trip in Ethiopia! Sisco is such a character and her food...More

Thank Kathryn1207
Reviewed 17 October 2017

I tend to be a traveler who enjoys eating in quirky, local restaurants. The Unique Restaurant definitely fits the bill. It's basically a hole-in-the-wall eatery in the living room of a woman's home. Good stuff.

Thank MarkColin
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

I highly recommend to eat here, especially if you're looking for Ethiopian food. The prices are very good, the owner is a lady who also cooks the food and is super friendly. Definitely worth a visit

Thank Dror B
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

I read the review of several travellers after a very bad experience in another restaurant and I was not disappointed at all. Cisco the owner is a very friendly and the beyanetu (Ethiopian fasting food) was delicious. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lalibela, Ethiopia
  • Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Amhara Region  >  Lalibela
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