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Unique Restaurant

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Lalibela, Ethiopia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Very cozy. Great atmosphere. The chicken picata is highly recommended. Very warm host making sure everyone is happy.

Thank Mike D
Atlit, Israel
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

best food home made and fresh the owner is very nice kitchen is clean and very good price close to center

Thank shlomi666
Antwerp, Belgium
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

A bit hard to find, but quite cosy. Great service with a smile, quick and very tasty food for very good prices. Must visit.

1 Thank jlb555
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We are at this restaurant which is actually someone's home. The food is excellent and the service is brilliant. The chef and owner take great pride in bringing guests into her home and even though the food takes longer to arrive than usual, you won't want to miss this experience.

2 Thank TheKiwiHasLanded
London, England, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

A small but cosy little village restaurant. The owner, Cisco is so friendly n accommodating . Always willing to please with a smile. We had the vege pizza n that was good. Nice place to hang out

Thank sakumanuelpillai
Herzliya, Israel
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192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Very small primitive place , sitting on benches , but authentic fresh cooked food made by the owner Cisco. Dishes of rice injera meat and soups. In center of lalibela . Friendly service , some dishes will take time . 4-5 US dlrs per person

2 Thank Gidons51
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

If you are in the town you must come here for lunch, cosy and easily missed little restaurant. Great mix of locals and tourists. Tasty pizza and delicious huge vegetarian fasting platter. Some things on the menu may not be available but all part of the fun, relax and enjoy this great little find!

1 Thank Gemma L
Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Unique Restaurant is my favourite place to eat in Lalibela and I've eaten here many, many times! I visit Lalibela alot - and used to live there - and I always take visitors to eat there. Sisaynesh, who owns and runs it, is wonderful and welcoming and will talk you through what's on the menu if you are unfamiliar with... More 

2 Thank AbebaJenny
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Really tasty fasting (veg) meal and cheap too. Lovely hosts in local settings. My guide, driver and I shared a plate - perfect.

Thank RobB73
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

My girlfriend and I had dinner at Unique, then signed up for the cooking class. The food was delicious, and we appreciated it all the more once we got our hands dirty and made it ourselves in the same kitchen. I wouldn't recommend the cooking class if you're squeamish — from a western perspective, the facilities are more primitive than... More 

1 Thank Iainbryson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lalibela, Ethiopia
  • Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Amhara Region  >  Lalibela

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