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Yod Abyssinia Traditional Food

Bole Medhaniyalem Area, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 661 2985
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good41%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“injera” (74 reviews)
“tibs” (27 reviews)
“bread” (15 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Bole Medhaniyalem Area, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food is good. Performance could be more authentic,very improvised. Place is clean but too dark during the day. Not much light coming in the Tukul. I suggest to go in the evening as that's when they have the performances. Their vegetarian food( Yetsom Beyaynetu) is...More

Thank Yewub
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing energetic show, involving the guests. Great music, traditional dance, great traditional food.

Thank Opher D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I had opportunity to visit this nice place, over charged atmosphere. Food was good and service is very good

Thank Ravinder G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a nice time at the Yod Abyssinia. It was packed on a Thursday. The food was nice and unique. The musical show was very nice and participative. It will be a nice way to introduce anybody to Ethiopia.

Thank Debola S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have an appreciation for beer or a mead in this case. Then you should try the Ethiopian version of mead called Tej. The alcohol content is really high so go with the small bottle first. Most of the meat is pretty tough, but...More

Thank AndersonJackson3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a nice restaurant with a dance show and a singer. The artists danced regarding differen part of the country, soy you can see differents costumes and styles. I really enjoyed it.

Thank Agustina P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good traditional food...vegetarian variety was awesome.the night time is a better time for first timers coz it's got good dance and so many people to cheer with..however I wish the music was a lil softer...lunch time is good too..u must request for the hot...More

Thank Anisha B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Here, sure you are going to taste a piece of Ethiopia, food and drinks is served with passion, on stage, enjoyable cultural music and folklore is introduced, amazing atmosphere and wonderful food, I tried honey wine which is in-house produced, liked it.

Thank علاء ا
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i was hesitant to go here thinking that it would be a tourist trap.. but it was actually super fun and the place was packed with a diverse group of people - both foreigners and ethiopians! food was delicious and came out quickly. music and...More

Thank LaFoz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food good but not cheap. Excellent experience for tourists with music and dances. Will come back soon.

Thank frankscheunert
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Questions & Answers
17 September 2016|
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Response from William J | Reviewed this property |
The show starts @ 19:00 as per their staff.
18 August 2016|
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Response from Jenny B | Reviewed this property |
By now you should know that they do serve vegetarian food. Try beyanetu which is eating during fasting period and consists of injera with various vegetarian wot and fresh vegetables.
8 July 2016|
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Response from Daryll D | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can , they have several Atreas within the Complex where its either an open Restaurant or the others become Party rooms if its booked for a crowd or Group
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
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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