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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%
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“injera” (79 reviews)
“tibs” (27 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 2 days ago

Great entertainment, great food. Even danced! Really worth it. Helps if you have a guide who can translate and explain context.

Thank anabelsmith2000
Reviewed 5 days ago

Even though it's kind of touristic place and you can get extremely good Ethiopian food from all over the city with less than half the price you pay here, i still really enjoyed my visit here! The place was packed, as i think it usually...More

Thank Jussiah
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our friends who live in Addis brought us to this restaurant as a special treat. It was indeed a treat. We loved the food. The service was lovely. Sitting in the puppy bar and watching them grind the beans and make the coffee was a...More

Thank pwm11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a big restaurant. Many foreigners and local visit this restaurant for cultural food. There is vegetarian and none vegetarian options. The food is served on the injera bread and false banana bread. Big servings. There is local musicians entertainment and local dance. Very...More

Thank May F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a real taste of Ethiopian cuisine than this is the place to go. You can find food for any taste (meat, vegetarian, spicy, etc.), it’s served with injera and in the traditional way, meaning on one big plate that you share together....More

Thank Tisha2411
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great experience in the restaurant. Although we could not see the music acts, the food and the service were good. I recommend for those interested in trying ethiopian food.

Thank Anna V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can wholeheartedly recommend Yod Abyssinia if you want to enjoy some authentic Ethiopian dance from across the country, as well as local cuisine. We ordered the platters to try to get a bit of everything to try. Although the restaurant doesn't take credit cards there...More

Thank sirspaka
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to Yod Abyssinia few times and I found the traditional food, music and dance really nice. After diner time (around 7) they start their music and dance from the various diverse cultures of Ethiopia. That is really enjoyable. I recommend this place for...More

Thank YaredD22
Reviewed 14 December 2017 via mobile

A fun night out - the traditional dancing was excellent. Great value for money - you only pay for the cost of food and drinks - no other charge for the entertainment. Would definitely recommend a visit.

Thank Jenny P
Reviewed 4 December 2017

What a treat!...the costumes, song and dance were overwhelming and the energy of the performers simply unbelievable. Then came the typical Ethiopia food that I like to refer to as Habesha buffet...So Delicious that I may have committed a social faux pas by asking for...More

Thank Violas O
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Mncedisi M
18 January 2018|
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Response from Jussiah | Reviewed this property |
Hi, i had a lamb wot, which was big and delicious, water and a beer and i think the bill was about 300-350birr, so about 9-12$. :)
18 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
USD 10 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, 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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