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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” (78 reviews)
“tibs” (27 reviews)
“bread” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Bole Medhaniyalem Area, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I am proud to say that this cultural restaurant could be the perfect place to see the highlights of Diversified Ethiopian culture in one place! Excellent service and best local cuisine suitable for all guests! The live cultural music show makes it a great place...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Are you looking for a great place to spend a great evening in Addis Ababa, where you could eat tasty local food while enjoying a spectacle of local music and dances? Look no further. Located in the Bole suburb close to the airport, Yod Abysssinia...More

Thank JKaninda07
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Superb food, fresh, tasty with a great selection of dishes to try both vegan and non veg. Entertainment is fantastic and atmosphere is always loud and lively. We have always taken the kids and they also love it. Highly recommended.

Thank NazF72
Reviewed 4 days ago

My team in Ethiopia has taken me to this restaurant now several times. I enjoy it every time I go. The food is delicious, well prepared and a lot of variety. The cultural experience with the music and dancing is great as well. However, as...More

Thank globaltraveller912
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I wanted to experience traditional food while in Ethiopia. This was a great cultural experience. The food was phenomenal, but if you don't like spicy food, be sure to let your server know so he/she can assist you with choices. There was live traditional music...More

Thank Mary E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to spend an evening to experience real traditional environment in Addis, this restaurant is the best option, good food, excellent live music and traditional dance performance of all around Ethiopia and good coffee. Also try Tej (traditional Ethiopia drink)

Thank Sanaz E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ethiopia is my adopted home. I love the land and the people. The culture is rich and very much preserved. It is a place I would recommend to anyone to visit, at least once in their lifetime! I spend almost 3 months every year in...More

Thank gwere
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Entertaining place for all ages. Seemed popular with both locals and tourists. Great music and dance. I'm not fond of the local Ethiopian food and this food was like all the rest. Enjoyed the tej honey wine.

Thank kathleenmd55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Traditional Ethiopian dining, with a delightful floor show of tribal dancing and music, all in corresponding costumes. Colorful, exotic, and fun! The food was tasty and authentic.

Thank kafirland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Let's start with one negative: the food and drink here is not cheap for local food. That said, I wouldn't label Yod a tourist trap because I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner here. The food was quite good. I tried the goat strips and enjoyed them....More

Thank Loneostrich
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Mncedisi M
January 17, 2018|
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Response from YaredD22 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Mncedisi, from year to year there may be small changes but it will be safe if you prepare for 350 to 400 birr which in today's exchange rate equals around 14 USD. Have a nice time in Addis!
September 17, 2016|
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Response from William J | Reviewed this property |
The show starts @ 19:00 as per their staff.
August 18, 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.
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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, 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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