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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%
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“injera” (78 reviews)
“tibs” (27 reviews)
“bread” (14 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Bole Medhaniyalem Area, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

We were worried this would be a cheesy tourist trap, but it's far from it. While it does cater to foreigners, they provide a great taste of Ethiopia, while giving you a first rate and fun dance show.

1  Thank Shelby R
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

A very busy congested place for dinner you literally bang into others However it's very much recommended for local cuisine and cultural show and music Food serving is very adequate and reasonable priced

Thank mohamed r
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The location is very convenient but the food is not that good,the service is poor and the place gets really crowded. This is my third time dinning there and i always come out exasperated.There are way better cultural restaurants Serving fine local food and that...More

Thank Shewit T
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The food is only decent in quality and it's definitely overpriced, but the quality is better than its competitors. Locals don't come here for the food -- there are many better restaurants in town.The dancing is fantastic -- a whole level above other food +...More

Thank Sam R
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We Danced -to the best of all ​folkloric famous songs Ate the Best of the assorted Ethiopian wots and tibs Drunk the best local drink Tej (honey wine) and Katicala I was entertaining guests but ended u enjoying it even more...great ambiance great place to...More

Thank Dantes25
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Sure: if this is your first time in Ethiopia and others are paying: go. But there are many other places where the food is better. And the traditional dances are quite centered on amhara and guragigna, and not so much on the true diversity of...More

Thank tancred2014
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Your stay in Addis will not be complete without a visit to this place. Offers live traditional music and dance numbers that will surely liven up your evening and mesmerize your eyes. The dancers, singers and members are all experts in their craft. They know...More

1  Thank Dan R
Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

A taxi driver recommended I visit Yod Abyssinia for an evening of local food and traditional music. I thought ho-hum and with nothing better to do made my way here. Wow! What a treat!!! Went back twice. Brilliant musicians and dancers, great food and service....More

Thank HarryLoots
Reviewed 21 July 2016

The music was actually really great -- the dancers were amazing and it was a much better show then I expected. The food was good too. I know that something described as a "cultural restaurant" makes it seem like it's phoned in for tourists, but...More

Thank Ethan S
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We ate lunch here and were quite impressed. The service was very good and the food was quite tasty. Beer was cold and the food was spicy. A good combination. The interior of the restaurant is decorated in a very traditional motif, food is served...More

Thank Eric H
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Questions & Answers
17 September 2016|
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Response from William J | Reviewed this property |
The show starts @ 19:00 as per their staff.
18 August 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.
8 July 2016|
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Response from Daryll D | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can , they have several Atreas within the Complex where its either an open Restaurant or the others become Party rooms if its booked for a crowd or Group
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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