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Yod Abyssinia Traditional Food

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Bole Medhaniyalem Area, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 661 2985
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Whether you're visiting or live here, Yod Abyssinia is a fun place to go for an evening out on the town. Excellent, professional performers. Locals and visitors from around the world are welcome! You can even bring the kids!

Thank Ahzea
New York, NY
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I think this might have been a tourist trap but I didn't care. The food was good and the dancers and music were so much fun. We really enjoyed ourselves.

Thank RoamingMenehune
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ethiopian food was ok when I visited a year ago, but in town you can find way better in terms of Ethiopian dishes. Main problem is it is not a place for discussion, because music is very loud and dancing tend to mock some traditional dances.

Thank Menilek
Sanaa, Yemen
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66 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic experience.. a must visit place. Everything is stunning the food, the people, the music, the dance, the interior design and more. Go for it

Thank Mohammed A
Kampala, Uganda
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Don't miss this place on Wednesday night in Addis Ababa, good traditional food while you enjoy the traditional dancers of Ethiopia. Simply amazing

Thank Jude E
Brooklyn, New York
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to Addis twice and have been to Yod Abyssinia four times. The food has always been good, but the overall experience has been hit and miss. Twice we had a fantastic time -- great music and dancers with good energy and lively atmosphere. But twice it fell very flat -- long breaks between most of the performances,... More 

Thank Cynthia S
Santiago, Chile
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is said what is meant to be will be. Cannot be more true than our city tour to Addis. It started out not so well but ended with dinner at this restaurant. At that time we had no idea what it was all about. We went early around 6pm local time and the restaurant was mostly empty. I ordered... More 

Thank kreator1020
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So cool , so nice , so much fun ! Great music, dancing, and drinks !! The show was amazing, the dancers were friendly and included the audience into the show. Would go back over and over, easy location to fine on Bole.

Thank cepjrnyc
Harare, Zimbabwe
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found Yod Abyssinia a pleasant experience for tourists and business travelers. There is a wide variety of food items which tantalize your taste buds. The traditional dances performed by the resident ensemble are for the active. The choreography is very tempting but not so easy to follow as it shakes every part of your body. It is indeed exceptionally... More 

Thank chakuchichid
Seattle, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For our last premarital anniversary, the fiancé and I decided to skip 2000 Habesha and go to Yod Abyssinia instead for a different experience. Our dinner fell on my wife’s birthday weekend, I was glad we went there and they surprised us with a birthday song in the middle of our dinner. First, this was a four-hour, nine-course meal with... More 

Thank dtk5

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?