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Little Ethiopia

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76 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 8254
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11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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London
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a little gem of a restaurant in the city bowl. Only a few tables, family run and really charming. It has been around a few years and is a treat not to miss if you have the time. Be ready to eat in the traditional manner with your hands.

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1 Thank garethmartini
yeshi_76, Owner at Little Ethiopia, responded to this review

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Cormeilles, France
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We waited a very long time and the meats are tasteless and undercooked. Having lived in Ethiopia, I have not found the taste of authentic.

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Thank ClaudePhilippe
yeshi_76, Owner at Little Ethiopia, responded to this review

Sorry for unexpected experience.Thank you for telling us!!! More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

After a long day of walking we stopped by this restaurant for dinner. They serve excellent food including VEGAN dishes. The decoration was really nice and we had a great time.

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2 Thank Yastatke
yeshi_76, Owner at Little Ethiopia, responded to this review

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Barcelona, Spain
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76 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Good food. Good owners. Good experience. First time with Ethiopian food and definitly will repeat it!!!

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2 Thank violeta y
Mtunzini, South Africa
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I've had very many Ethiopian meals across Africa and was a bit sceptical about an Ethiopian restaurant at the furthest end of Africa. But what a treat! Don't go there if you don't like the people you are with. There's nowhere to escape! You bundle around a small table and all share the most delicious Injera and stews that get... More 

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2 Thank Elize V
yeshi_76, Owner at Little Ethiopia, responded to this review

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Brest, France
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

We spent our last day in Cape Town wandering and shopping around long street and found this small restaurant with a yummy smell popping out the door. Simple room and great food, spices, flavor ... all perfect.

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2 Thank Francoise L
Cape Town, South Africa
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

I love being surprised by places. And boy was I surprised by this teeny tiny little restaurant in Shortmarket Street! We went to Little Ethiopia last night much to my grumbling. I hate central town on a Friday night because parking is a nightmare, drug dealers approach you left right and centre and drunk people fall on you or in... More 

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3 Thank GeorgiaOnYrMind
yeshi_76, Owner at Little Ethiopia, responded to this review

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Constantia, South Africa
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78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

This restaurant is quite an experience. It is truly the tiniest restaurant I have ever eaten in. Squat little stools crowd around tiny short tables. But this all adds to the wonderfully authentic experience! The food is delicious - be prepared for something completely Ethiopian. Try to sample as many of the different dishes on offer as you can -... More 

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2 Thank DianneG007
yeshi_76, Owner at Little Ethiopia, responded to this review

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Went twice in 2 weeks, first with a person that spent 9 years in Ethiopia and then with my family and sister. The place is very small, service a little slow but the food is fantastic. Real Injera with mama's home cooked goodness. Make sure you go there hungry since you will struggle to stop eating before the plate is... More 

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2 Thank Warren M
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Had a great meal today, very delicious! Beyeaynetu and Key Wot. You should taste if you are in Cape Town!

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2 Thank Christine S
yeshi_76, Owner at Little Ethiopia, responded to this review

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 8254
Description
The Best of Ethiopian cuisine, prepared 100% in a traditional way so that you may experience the original taste of this internationally popular Eastern African food. Visit us at LITTLE ETHIOPIA RESTAURANT!!

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