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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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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Very good french cuisine in the heart of Addis Ababa! The food was excellent and the service was very friendly. Eating their food makes me smile! It has a long history with many famous guest eating here and i can understand why - Just good food and friendly service.

Thank LittleMaples
Melbourne, Australia
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The food was delicious. We shared a cheese platter. I had a pork and lentil dish which was cooked perfectly. My friend had the brochette which she enjoyed. The service was excellent and the owner was friendly and professional.

Thank Christine H
Moscow, Russia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Love this place: cozy and family atmosphere. Especially good when it sunny . Better come at 12.30 to get free table. Comfortable to come with kids. Very delicious food. Very friendly the master of the restaurant.

Thank Evgenialevi
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Exquisite French cuisine. A luxurious experience in a beautiful setting. They have the best brunch setting in town, lunch and dinner settings are superb. The service is hands down. The staff are friendly and the owners are so attentive to all your needs.

1 Thank Wegahta M
Moscow, Russia
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36 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Expensive for Ethiopia and serves French cuisine that is quite nice. Unless you specifically want French cuisine better to explore other local restaurants.

Thank Ronald3333
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Positive: very nice restaurant and very good food and wide selection. Staff are very welcoming. Negative: A bit expensive

Thank victorieta
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Birthday lunch, good food and nice setting. Preferred sitting outside on the veranda than inside when it was sunny as inside the restaurant was a bit dark. Lovely place for a gathering with a group of friends, would also be suitable for couples and families.

Thank Helen W
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

LS Mandoline is almost the only French restaurant in Addis Place ambiance is really very nice The food is really fantastic especially The grilled Nile perch but the food portion Is really very very small Price is on the reasonable side Just be carful the hand dryer in the men toilet works as soon as you open the door A... More 

Thank summar y
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Great food, atmosphere and host. The wine paired excellently with the food. Will definitely be back again!

Thank lisanicol
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

La Mandoline is one of my favourite restaurants in Addis. The owners and staff are incredibly friendly and warm, and the food is excellent.

Thank Shakeel P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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?