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La Mandoline

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Turn Right After Atlas Hotel Continue on This Road | After Yeshy Buna You See the "La Mandoline" Sign Pointing Left Into a Narrow Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 662 9482
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great restaurant in a part of Addis ababa where many hotels are located. Should be easy to get to. Delicious food. The chocolate mousse for dessert is scrumptious.

Thank Caroline K
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here on friend recommendation and proximity to hotel. The food was pleasant but overpriced by Addis standards.

Thank Richard P
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

La Mandoline offers good quality price food with a good touch of French and Italian cuisine. It can be slow at times but worth waiting in a nice cadre.

Thank johan103
Istanbul, Turkey
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181 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wine is extremely overpriced at Mandoline even by Addis standards. They had ran out of most french wine so we ended up drinking an absolutely awful bottle of Calvet and paying 35$ for it. Even the bootle of Ethiopian Rift Valley wine is at 600 Birr, double of what similar restaurants charge for the same bootle. The charcuterie platter however... More 

Thank djopm
Staines, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

The restaurant is a little out of the way, so necessitates a taxi ride, especially during the evening. It's location is slightly daunting as the road is dimly lit and narrow. However, the restaurant is a delight, with delicately understated décor, simple but effective. The service is attentive and the food was nicely presented and tasted delicious. It is reasonably... More 

Thank StantonJR
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Nice outside sitting space. They serve Ethiopian as well as French dishes. It is rather difficult to find but worth a visit.

Thank loziodima
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250 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

A nice quiet place with agreeable outdoor set up. Omelettes were excellent as was the coffee. Almost impossible to find without help. Largely French influence in the menu

Thank 69Armstrong
Johannesburg, South Africa
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99 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The place was lovely - it was a little tricky to find - but we did find it - and it was an easy space, and the veg options were really delicious as was the salad and the wine. It was a lovely evening.

Thank Carmel M
Canberra, Australia
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Had lunch at La Mandoline after Bahir Zaf turned out to be closed for renovations. This is a good French restaurant in a city in which genuinely good foreign cuisine is hard to come by. The menu is essentially French bistro food, albeit at a fine dining price point by local standards. I had the soup of the day (Carrot),... More 

Thank isaacl
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

We had a friendly business dinner in this restaurant; the setting is like a little oasis in this big city. Food was very good,service excellent ,so this place can only be recommanded

Thank struppi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Turn Right After Atlas Hotel Continue on This Road | After Yeshy Buna You See the "La Mandoline" Sign Pointing Left Into a Narrow Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa
  • Phone Number: +251 11 662 9482
Note that there are no street addresses in Ethiopia! I've done my best to describe its location as would be done by one person living in Ethiopia to another. I lived in Ethiopia for 2 years, and I assure you this place exists. A map to this establishment can be found in the American Embassy publication at:

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