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Little Ethiopia

76 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 8254
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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11:00 - 22:00All hours
$$ - $$$
76 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

As good as any we've eaten at in Addis, Lalibela, Harar, etc. excellent vegetarian fare (although a lot of meat also). Great people.

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 22 March 2017

This restaurant is literally a hole in the world. However, the cuisine is terrific and the decor is charming (and the place is spotless). You won't find better Ethiopian food outside of Ethiopia.

1  Thank Bordentownguy
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Really small restaurant - would recommend booking as it was really busy when I went, and a lot of customers had to be turned away as there was no space inside or outside for anymore people. Never had Ethiopian food before and it was really...More

1  Thank Tej_Chau
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

The welcome not very warm but well... Went on a quiet day and food was taken out of the fridge n put into microwave... and Tasted a bit off... Although I never had Ethiopian food before I wouldn't recommend.

Thank loralee_dvl
Reviewed 21 January 2017

I loved the whole experience at Little Ethiopia, I loved the food, the host and choice of food. Would recommend it.

1  Thank Pr4sh4nt
Reviewed 19 January 2017

After researching a proper "African" food experience all other places in Cape Town "cash in" on the tourists and charge outrageous prices. This seemed to be a nice place that had normal restaurant prices, BUT when we got our portions it was really, really, really...More

1  Thank ThePr0fe550r
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Nice cozy atmosphere, small restaurant. Very good menu and delicious food! Friendly staff, one of the best dinners we had in Cape Town

1  Thank Nemonuusku
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful people, fantastic food and what an experience! Wonderful night out. We loved the fact that it felt like visiting someone's home and eating with our hands was enormous fun. Will be back soon.

1  Thank johannb82
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Sweet little place serving a very good food, good service with a smile. Brought back many nice memories of my time in Addis. A must in Cape Town city centre.

1  Thank Ginit74
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

This is a little gem of a restaurant in the city bowl. Only a few tables, family run and really charming. It has been around a few years and is a treat not to miss if you have the time. Be ready to eat in...More

2  Thank garethmartini
yeshi_76, Owner at Little Ethiopia, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2016

Thank you!!!

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Lunch, Dinner
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11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 8254
The Best of Ethiopian cuisine, prepared 100% in a traditional way so that you may experience the original taste of this internationally popular Eastern African food. Visit us at LITTLE ETHIOPIA RESTAURANT!!
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