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Bole, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 21:30
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lime Tree is great for a quick lunch in Addis in between business meetings. The atmosphere is relaxed, and the food is reliably and reasonably good (though not exceptional), with rotating specials every day (e.g. Mexican on Wednesdays and brunch on Thursdays). We often stop here when we are in Addis since it is conveniently located to the Radisson Blu... More 

Thank Stephanie2743
New York City, New York
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62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

I think they have a few locations. I visited the location near the UN. I had several meals at the Lime Tree. They have great traditional Ethiopian cuisine, as well as some American and Mediterranean options. If you have food allergies or restrictions just tell them and they will help you order at the counter. Lots of vegan options, great... More 

Thank Lori P
San Francisco
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147 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We came here for a quick lunch. It was nice and inexpensive (a meal was about 200 BIRR) My friend recommended the shawarma, which was really good—it actually wasn’t on the paper menu though, so we had to ask for it. Warning: the chicken shawarma came with lots of mayo, however the falafel wrap came with hummus (perhaps you can... More 

Thank Alilu007
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

They have a nice mezze buffet with Mediterranean food quite reasonably priced--70 birr for a medium sized plate with a good selection of salads and dips. Also very good juice and great chocolate cake. A convenient place for coffee meetings, etc.

Thank Rebecca B
Jena, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I love that they do health food. I am sad to learn that Lime Tree Bole is not any more there, so I go to the second lime tree. They have my fathers kitchen that is very human.

Thank ecopia
Tunis, Tunisia
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Lime Tree is a super pleasant place with a progressive, healthy and varied offering. They have daily lunch specials (Mexican one day, salad bar another, etc...). Their "special tea" tea, fruit juice, ginger, honey is amazing and their lentil soup just GREAT. They are open from 7AM to 8PM and one can always have a great, healthy meal served by... More 

Thank henristetter
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

The interior of the place is well designed and it has a very comforting vibe. There is a great selection of dishes for breakfast and light meals. It is also well known for the delicious chocolate cake.

Thank Menna M
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73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Interesting cozy place located conveniently on Bole road. The food is good and the menu is interesting. It is more of a cafe than a restaurant, so adjust your expectations.

Thank derejeb
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

I have been going here very often but now with full confidence I can say that this place needs improvement their hygiene standards . every time I have had an upset stomach. In name of fresh juice they serve juice kept refrigerated for many hours. Wok is not cleaned properly and gets a fair dose of sand and dust from... More 

Thank AlankarUN
Oswestry, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This is a good lunchtime haunt, as long as you can put up with the utterly chaotic service. The Lime Tree can’t quite make up its mind what it wants to be – fast food restaurant, self service buffet, sit down diner. It has some good ideas, like a daily special (live wok, Mexican wrap, chicken shawarma), which are usually... More 

Thank Beanie101

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
08:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bole, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa

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