I'm in Addis Ababa. Any recommendations on great places to eat here?
Posted on Nov 26, 2011
I love Ethiopian food! for a special night out, visit Yod Abyssinia, it's very well-known and popular with tourists and locals alike. The service is fantastic, the ambience very specialand the dancers are brilliant. Check out my blog Diary of a Muzungu (white person) and search on Ethiopia - have a great time! Ethiopia's a fabulous country
Posted Nov 28, 2011Add a comment
I agree with Yod Abyssinia, it's a little expensive, but it's very good. Also, the "empresses' hotel" or "queens hotel" ( all taxi drivers know the place, but I can't recall the proper name of it) it's an old tudor-looking building with a fantastic buffet.
Posted on Sep 29, 2012
Welcome to Addis! There are tons of great restaurants in the city. If you're in the Bole area check out Enya's Kitchen (Greek), Rainbow Korean Food, Effoi (Pizza), Country Kitchen (real fried chicken) and La Mandoline (french). For Ethiopia food I like Mayo (behind the Sheger building) and Katenga (near La Mandoline).
Hope this helps!
Posted Nov 27, 2011Add a comment
Hi David, AFAR just sent me your question, you probably are not still in Addis, but for future reference and for others, I can recommend that you stop by Tomoca coffee bar. It's a great vintage vibe and a fun stop. We brought beans back to NYC for friends and everyone raved about the coffee. A local friend of ours took us to dinner at Serenade which was a mix of expats and Ethiopian returnees. It was a nice quiet night, and was a lovely end to a great three weeks in Ethiopia. Hope you are having a wonderful trip in what is an fascinating country.
Posted Dec 09, 2011Add a comment
Off the Ring Road near Lafto is a little neighborhood place called "Sisters" (but that's not what the sign says) There's a bar in one half, and a resturaunt. They have a fantastic menu, great customer service and a cozy neighborhood feel. I ate there 3x a week on my last trip. Just loved it. Ethiopian, Italian, and American food. You can find whatever you feel like. I highly recommend the fish goulash (it doesn't sound good--but it is!) Also, they're really savvy to vegetable/water safety. They deliver glasses dry, or understand when you pass on a damp one in favor of your marinda from the bottle, and we never once got sick from veggies. The staff there is really, really nice too.
Posted Sep 29, 2012Add a comment