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Yod Abyssinia Traditional Food

Bole Medhaniyalem Area, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 661 2985
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good40%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“injera” (78 reviews)
“tibs” (29 reviews)
“bread” (14 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Bole Medhaniyalem Area, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed yesterday

Nice cultural entertainment. Traditional, one can pass an 2 hours easily as you are kept entertained with songs and dances.

Thank Sharadd
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You Abyssinia gives you a grand tour of all there is Ethiopia has to offer with diverse cultures and art forms. The place has great staff and is proud to do everything Ethiopian. Local beer tej was available and is among the best I found...More

Thank Girish H
Reviewed 6 days ago

We went there with Yama tours recommendation and it nice atmosphere mix of tourist and locals. great music and traditional dance show. the food was bit spicy for are but delicious flavor! Jaume V

Thank jaume v
Reviewed 6 days ago

Catering service leaves a lot to be desired. Surprised that even for very few clients. Great interior design.

Thank Pathfinder723584
Reviewed 1 week ago

They have about a couple of other branches, But this one branch seems the place to go if you choose to spend the night in Yod. I was fasting so I didn't get the chance to taste the other non-fasting menu but the vegetarian dish...More

Thank Bethel9
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere and mix of both tourists and locals celebrating family events, which signifies its culinary legitimacy. The traditional dances and performers went well with our honey wine. The beef is a little tough but the rest of the food was great.

Thank Kirreck
Reviewed 1 week ago

While it undoubtedly a stop of the tourist circuit, Yod Abyssinia does not disappoint. As a vegetarian, I've always loved Ethiopian cuisine. On Wednesdays and Fridays, Yod offers a special "fasting" menu that is completely vegetarian (meat eaters, fear not, they also feature their normal...More

Thank Fantajan
Reviewed 1 week ago

The dancers! the lighting! the coffee ceremony, its all just so poetic and authentically Ethiopian! Don't forget to enjoy a helping of traditionally made Injera and Shirowot

Thank soulfulvegetarian
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yod Abyssinia is one of several restaurants that double as a structured introduction to Ethiopian culture with a nightly performance of traditional music and dance conducted for diners (typically starting around 7:30pm). The restaurant is a rather large open room with seating in low traditional...More

Thank Elisabeth T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited the place 2 times now. Food is good, but the place is more about the experience. Traditional dance and music; the whole atmosphere is lot of fun. YES, a must visit for all tourists!

Thank Amit M
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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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