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“Nice place, small, good food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Unique Restaurant

Ranked #3 of 18 Restaurants in Lalibela
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: African, Ethiopian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice place, small, good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2014

It is small, very Ethiopian, although you can also get a great pizza. May backpackers come here from all over the world. Incredibly cheap.

Visited February 2014
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1 Thank claudiadezeeuw
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English first
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A GREAT FIND”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2014

I would honestly say the best food we had in Ethiopia and certainly the best atmosphere. An unappealing building from the outside but really characterful and fun inside . .a wonderful welcome and good food.

Visited February 2014
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4 Thank Fenella H
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Kingston, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food in traditional setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed this "unique" restaurant. Wonderful traditional and western food, great value, and a welcome chance to touch base with fellow travelers.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Mary F
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Exeter
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great food in a traditional house”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014

I am only going to post 3 reviews of restaurants in Ethiopia, two of which are in Lalibella. Both are going to get 5 stars, and they could not be more different.
To get to the Unique restuarant you walk along a poorly lit street, arrive at the entrance and think 'Do I really want to eat in here?' Let me tell you YOU DO.
Inside you are greated by a very friendly lady who lets you enter her very traditional front room with low tables and bench seating, but with an atmosphere that is unlike any other place you will have ever eaten.
The menu is not extensive, but the real Ethiopian food is better than you will taste anywhere. The veg soup is literally made from scratch to order and the shiro is wonderful.
For a real contrast from Ben Abiba (my other 5 star tit in Lalibella) do not miss this place.

Visited February 2014
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3 Thank DaveExeter
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Mussoorie
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Excellent restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

We visited about three times since the restaurant was just across the street from our hotel. Just about everything we ordered was delivered with a huge smile from the owner. The soup was excellent and even the fasting plate featured delicious vegetables. Highly recommended.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Gmiller_11
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