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La Mandoline

Turn Right After Atlas Hotel Continue on This Road | After Yeshy Buna You See the La Mandoline Sign Pointing Left Into a Narrow Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 662 9482
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lemon tart” (8 reviews)
“steak” (19 reviews)
“tartare” (3 reviews)
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07:00 - 21:00All hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Turn Right After Atlas Hotel Continue on This Road | After Yeshy Buna You See the La Mandoline Sign Pointing Left Into a Narrow Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Can be a bit up and down, especially if owner is not there, decent french food if a bit pricey. Service at times can be slow especially when busy. Good place for a Sunday lunch and very good for kids. Great wine selection but expensive.

Thank Noel G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is pretty good, small portions for the high price though. The owner is a very friendly French guy who is happy to explain a bit about the menu and wine choices that are on offer. There is a bar Infront of the beautiful...More

Thank Bliti
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the food was good, the place is beautiful with french songs. the service is nice and fast. i wasn't disappointed i ordered beef filet and it was scrumptious i will go back here for sure.

Thank Nancy K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were staying a mere 200m away at the Caravan Hotel several weeks before we tried this restaurant. The owner/head chef makes it, she was French trained and took personal interest in the customers. We had a great meal recommended

Thank Adrian D
Reviewed 17 June 2017

I had a Nile perch baked in aluminum (papillion) that was very well made. Starter and dessert also ok although nothing exceptional. Small selection of wine in glass. Friendly and good service. The owner is walking around ensuring that everyone has a good time. In...More

Thank J0S47
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Went with some colleagues, but honestly not worth quality vs price, you have better choices in Addis....

Thank Jose Agustin A
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This restaurant really surprised us, because we were looking for more european food after several days with only traditional food and it really surprised us. First of all it has a very good wine list that included an amazing Chilean carmenere which is something that...More

Thank ClaudiaMunozM
Reviewed 11 May 2017

The place is well hidden in the backstreets of Addis, but it has a very pleasant garden and you won't regret finding it. The outdoor seating is very pleasant. Their dinner time starts at 19:00 so don't come before as you will have to wait....More

Thank Natalia V
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Went there for a late lunch on a sunny Sunday, we were luck enough to get a table on the terrace. The service was not fast which is OK for a week end lunch and was very friendly with the owner making sure all went...More

Thank YvonnickJ-D
Reviewed 30 March 2017

La Mandoline has been around a long time in Addis Ababa and has justly earned a reputation for excellent French food at reasonable prices. Cosy inside in the evenings, and one of the few places with a quiet outdoor space, making it perfect for leisurely...More

Thank Joanna B
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Raakin & Kiran I
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Response from asquill | Reviewed this property |
telephone call
Raakin & Kiran I
14 September 2016|
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Response from Cheikh T | Reviewed this property |
You can make it by phoning the Restaurant, or just go even without reservation, you will be served. If you are dinning in number, better reserve on phone.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Turn Right After Atlas Hotel Continue on This Road | After Yeshy Buna You See the La Mandoline Sign Pointing Left Into a Narrow Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa
  • Phone Number: +251 11 662 9482
Note that there are no street addresses in Ethiopia! I've done my best to describe its location as would be done by one person living in Ethiopia to another. I lived in Ethiopia for 2 years, and I assure you this place exists. A map to this establishment can be found in the American Embassy publication at:
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