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Seven Olives Hotel Restaurant

Lalibela, Ethiopia
+251 33 336 0020
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good53%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (69 reviews)
“injera” (38 reviews)
“tibs” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, European, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Lalibela, Ethiopia
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1 - 10 of 286 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I only can admit that the service in Seven Olives Restuarant is very good and that the dishes are very tastfull

Thank _ingridwijns
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Extraordinary, authentic food for lunch. Just the spot for a short respite from seeing all that Lalibela offers. If you are interested in the exquisite rock-hewn churches of Lalibela (and you should be), you will definitely need a local guide. You can't​ do better than...More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Restaurant is located in a nice mountain side area with nice trees and decent outside siting. The food is mostly typical Ethiopian. It is an average place options are very limited.

Thank roberto a
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

I wasn't great the day where we went, and I wasn't hungry, but I had to eat. It was certainly not the seven olives special dish that brought my hunger back. Despite my state I could tell that I will never order that again, and...More

Thank tetedoeuf
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Pros: + Good food + Cold drinks + Quiet garden area to relax and watch birds + Friendly staff + Good service + Convenient location

Thank Reggie W
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Great outdoor dining area, just don't visit the bathrooms. We ate the Ethiopian fasting food which was delicious, fresh and very filling. One serving is enough for two people. Dig In! :-)

Thank Atick
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Their fasting plate is excellent! We ordered two dishes, but their portions are huge, so just share one. And the setting was really pleasant.

Thank Deetaa
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Situated in the middle of the old town area and just above the entrance gate for the northern set of churches --- Seven Olives restaurant was a great spot for a relaxing lunch on my first day in Lalibela. LOVED the outdoor setting with lots...More

Thank inthepinesNC
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The hotel do not seem to be very nice - rather old and needing restoration; but the restaurant has an excellent choice of traditional Ethiopian meal, tasty and good.

Thank Dan M
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

We only had breakfast there. The food was only okay, but we went to escape the dust and crowds. The trees, flowers and birds were a welcome escape, so it was most definitely worth it.

Thank Anguw
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lalibela, Ethiopia
  • Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Amhara Region  >  Lalibela
  • Phone Number: +251 33 336 0020
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