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Yod Abyssinia Traditional Food

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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner

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Local cuisine, African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Groups

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
African, Ethiopian
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, 有泊車位, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ethiopian food is not for everyone, and one can quickly overdose on the taste... Still, I have had Ethiopian food in the past, and was not overly pleased with the food... The music was loud and performances in the end got in the way of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mahme
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was expecting much more from services and quality of the food. I went with colleagues on Friday afternoon for lunch after arriving from the States on a long flight. Customer service was not that great. The server we had was not very interested in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Angelita E
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Yod Abyssinia has been around for a long time and its evening cultural performances are the highlight of Addis. Recently went there after nearly 6 years and it retains its original character. However the food did not seem as good and the song and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank sanjayd82
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, great dancers, better freserve on weekends couse it gets crowded. Amazing food and not expensive. It's so tourist oriented but it's really fun! You can buy souvenirs at the small store at the entrance.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank ericcm3721
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food. Great performances. It is definitively worth the visit. It can be touristy, but the Ethiopians will outnumber the foreigners. Around 7:30pm they start performances with live instruments and with dancers and singers performing traditional acts.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank haroldbox
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic experience. We arrived early for dinner and to listen to local music and see the wonderful local dancing. Cultural groups from all over Ethiopia were represented which gave us a great taste of all things Ethiopian. The food was really good and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Amanda K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our tour company brought us here on the last night of the tour. The food was great, the atmosphere was fun and lively, the dancers, singers and musicians were out of this world! Great service - highly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JennGator22
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hey everyone please trying to visit and enjoy to Ethiopians traditional food and dancing with different kind's of tribes dancer's Cheers

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank bluesapphiretours
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

That was just great !!! Helpful and nice staff, a superb and very tasty Ethiopian meal, the folk (traditional) music and dance performance was amazing and captivating. Don't miss this stunning place.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Vic G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant on a Friday evening and it was packed. The vibe with the live music and dancing is amazing, and if you are looking for a good night out with the family, this is the place to go. The food was superb...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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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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