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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” (80 reviews)
“tibs” (28 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

I can’t imagine why it gets such high reviews. The show is entertaining BUT only very loosely based on traditional dancing. Service is terrible. Food is mediocre. And it’s very expensive. 2000 Hebisha is tiny bit cheaper. Food is similar. But at least they have...More

Thank Mary T
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great place where we had a great time. It is a little bit overpriced but it is nice to go at least once when visiting Addis.

Thank inesuca73
Reviewed 4 days ago

My family and I visited Yod as part of a package tour as the grad finale of our tour. When the food came out, we though that it was not enough, but soon were full and happy that we didn't order more! The entertainment was...More

Thank Douglas L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We tried many of the cultural restaurants in Addis, and even though Yod Abyssina is somehow more popular, the food was incredibly average and the service well below that. The hype of this place far out paces reality. Skip this one. Especially since it is...More

Thank Jebenna
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best restaurant in Addis Ababa . family feeling lovely stuff members and most importantly the food tast wonderful!.

Thank kitsucy
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is delicious but a bit high price. The band is really loud i think they should do something about it.

Thank Helena N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

traditional food, drink,music and dance! the best place where spent time even before to take a flight! so you can bring in your hart etiopian felling !

Thank Annalisa E
Reviewed 1 week ago

The evening was amazing...Brilliant dancing by local artists and lovely food and beer on hand from the waiters and waitresses.

Thank AbroadDee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of several such restaurants offering traditional and popular music and dances to both locals and tourists. A great opportunity to spend the evening with friends or colleagues. This one has the most charming room of low tables. The local food is varied and good,...More

Thank Miaouthecat
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In transit overnight, a fellow traveller recommended this place. Lively music and dance show on stage while you eat on low tables in the large ballroom like building. We ordered a traditional platter on a fermented pizza like base. No idea what it was but...More

Thank StephenLane101
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Questions & Answers
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, 有泊車位, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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