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Lucy Lounge & Restaurant

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St George St | Arada Sub City, Next to National Museum, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 91 114 6646
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had lunch at Lucy Restaurant after a visit to the National Museum. The atmosphere is very nice and the staff was more than helpful as there was to description of the variety of meals on the menu. The food was very tasteful but the injera was too dry.

Thank Marhup
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food options. Staff were excellent, and very accommodating to our needs. Food was delicious, and fairly reasonably priced. Thoroughly enjoyed lunch here.

Thank ngrwl81
Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The name 'Lucy' commemorates the oldest skeletal remains of the human ancestral heritage - originally discovered in Ethiopia. The cuisine is basically Ethiopian however there are a limited number of western options on the ala carte menu. Service was adequate but not outstanding - as was overall cleanliness and ambience. Food quality was average to above average - and at... More 

Thank Glen O
York, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

We visited Lucy Lounge after a visit to the National Museum. I had read positive reviews on TA but when we arrived at the side door in the museum grounds it looked a little run down. However, once inside the building was transformed into a very pleasant oasis. Most of the tables were in a central garden complete with water... More 

Thank Mr_MYork_UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This was enjoyable for two reasons: the courtyard & decor and the proximity to the National Museum (hence the name). Variety of food including the ubiquitous tef. There's something for every taste - above average for Addis.

Thank Kimberleemcpike
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Next door to the National Museum where you can seen ancient squelettons such as Lucy, you can have a very nice traditional meal in a lovely garden setting. One of the best spots in Addis.

Thank Margaritacohen
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Love this restaurant. Food delicious. Atmosphere friendly and accomodating. Love the washroom. Food so tasty. Enjoy!

Thank Shari D
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

All the usual ethiopian tasty dishes and western stuff. It's pricier (relatively speaking) than other places I ate but nice surroundings and friendly staff made up for it.

Thank Hamenator
Holetown, Barbados
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Initially I was a bit skeptical and thought this would be a tourist trap but it's actually super and the food is very good and reasonably priced. I would definitely go again.

Thank wendy946443
Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Our group of 9 plus our local tour guide had lunch here today which was the best of the meals we had during a week in Ethiopia. The service was fast and friendly, 6 ordered from the daily menu and 3 of us ordered the sizzling chicken - tasty and quite spicy. The drinks arrived in good time. The prices... More 

Thank chrissuekiwi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St George St | Arada Sub City, Next to National Museum, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa
  • Phone Number: +251 91 114 6646
Just north of the National Museum, on the same side of St George, north of Arat Kilo Square

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?