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“Enjoyed the whole dining experience very much.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ambiente Africa

Ambiente Africa
Ranked #13 of 1,346 Restaurants in Stuttgart
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$38
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Cash Only, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Birmingham, Alabama
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Enjoyed the whole dining experience very much.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2011

We were a group of 6 with reservations on a November Friday night. Reservations strongly recommended. Our table was in the middle area with sand floor and chairs. We were 2 couples with 2 teenagers. The decor is fabulous and you really feel as if you have stepped inside a hut somewhere in Africa. The food was delicious and we enjoyed a wide range of dishes. The menu is in German, but the staff is helpful to explain and make recommendations. I enjoyed a shared platter of exotic meats- ostrich and springbok. The dish presentations were magnificent! A unique dining experience. Go and check it out!

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  • Czech first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Bettendorf, Iowa
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Outstanding! Thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2011

You NEED a reservation. Fridays seem to be less hard to book than Saturdays, but they still book up completely. We sat at a traditional table (on cushions on the sand-covered floor). The ambiance was wonderful, but I do not recommend the traditional seating unless you truly can be comfortable for an hour on the floor- people seemed to get uncomfortable if they did not get a seat where they could lean on something.

The service: very friendly and helpful-- they spoke English, but the menu is not available in English-- for best results, translate the website menu and bring it with you. The staff helps as well as they can.

We had a meal for two, with a nice array of veggies and meats. Wonderful food- mostly curry and chili based. Highly recommend the ingera (buttery spicy bread). An interesting addition is an African beer, served in a coconut-like cup. For best effect you MUST finish up your meal with a traditional African coffee.

  • Visited January 2011
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1 Thank Munkeyciao
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Magnolia, Texas
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156 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Very good Ethiopian food, understandable why they are always booked.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2010

Family of three on a Friday night WITH a reservation. Was able to get a reservation same day but most times I had called in the past they were at least two weekends out. Friendly reception and great atmosphere. There menu provides a lot of options, almost too many but they mark their specialties of the house so it is easy to narrow the choices that way. Wine list is limited but the bottle of Shiraz we ordered was very good. Highlights included Katena as a appetizer and the Dagomba with beef. Everything was well prepared with fresh ingredients. The price was competetive. Overall a great exeperience and we will certainly be back.

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1 Thank Ian B
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stuttgart
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
“Nice and original ambiente, interesting food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2010

The place is unique, always booked out, so please reserve in advance. African food and ambiente, some tables are on the floor. The service is a bit slow, sometimes you have to wait really a long time, but if you are not in a hurry just go to spend your evening there...it can be romantic and funny at the same time, for sure original. I wouldn't go with children, it can be funny for them too, but there is not too much space.

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Stuttgart
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful place - wonderful food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2009

Just try it out... I loved 'Gored Gored'. Enjoy the atmosphere and traditional African coffee. #1 African in Stuttgart.

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Thank Martin78
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