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Addis in Cape Ethiopian Restaurant

Corner Long & Church Streets, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 424 5722
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Corner Long & Church Streets, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the most enjoyable meals of the holiday, would def recommend for everyone to try this meal at least once whilst on holiday to Cape Town. The girl serving us was named haset I think, she was outstanding. She must have been for me...More

Thank Hurdsy
celebrate2016, Manager at Addis in Cape Ethiopian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Good day, Thank you for taking the time to review us and for the recommendation. As for the girl that served you, she could not have been Haset as she had moved on to pursue new ventures and has been gone for two months now....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think the dining environment.. dark and uncomfortable, together with impression that it felt as though the place needed a clean was what put us off. The food is "smoke & mirrors" and while it may seem a real novelty to have your hands washed...More

Thank webbroger
celebrate2016, Manager at Addis in Cape Ethiopian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Patron, We thank you for your review, your opinion on your experience is well noted. We would like to know when you visited and the time of day so we can look back and see what we failed in accomplishing with regards to your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has a well done decor combined with delicious Ethiopian food. They were also flexible with the menu no prefix meal to accommodate eating preferences.

1  Thank David G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A wide range of dishes, eaten by hand in the tradional way. All the dishes were tasty but, disappointinly, not as spicy as they could be. The waiter(from Addis Ababa) was excellent. The decor and seating are great. Low chairs but really comfortable. Definitely worth...More

1  Thank Chris S
celebrate2016, Manager at Addis in Cape Ethiopian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Sir, We would like to thank you for your rating and appreciation for authentic cultural and cuisine. We try not to make our dishes too spicy but offer extra fresh chili or dry chili as an extra for those spicy lovers, this way we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent experience. Service, ambience and food all top notch. Went two days in a row-must have if you like Ethiopian cuisine!

1  Thank Dirtyepidrip
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Went there for an Ethiopian dinner and it was good! Service staffs are very friendly, good service and the food is delicious! Huge portion for me and my husband though! Lovely experience for us! And thank you David for your excellent service!!

1  Thank NurZ_9-30-2016
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I've been to Addis a few times. It has not failed me when it comes to taste, quality and ambience. It really is a great place for Ethiopian food. It tastes super good, portions are good and the quality is great too. The feel of...More

1  Thank Familyvacations_12
celebrate2016, Manager at Addis in Cape Ethiopian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good day, We thank you for your review and appreciate your honesty. We will not excuse the slow service and will take this as area to focus on more. We will definitely look into the lighting and make sure our music is at a subtle...More

Reviewed 5 July 2017

I celebrated my 29th birthday at the restaurant with my closest group of buddies and from arriving to us leaving, the atmosphere was electric and so accommodating. We were a group of about 14 and we were well accommodated and pleased to be seated next...More

Thank shaddai d
Reviewed 30 June 2017

We visited Addis in Cape for dinner and shared the Vegetarian Sampler. First, the service is excellent - the waiter brings water for washing hands at the table, as is common in some Ethiopian restaurants, and brings a small toast-like appetizer. The food was really...More

Thank Aeneas1842
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Great way to try Ethiopian food. Feels very authentic, where you eat the food by scooping it up by hand with the injera (Ethiopian flatbread). Delicious food and reasonable price for the amount of food.

Thank Lena P
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2 August 2017|
Response from celebrate2016 | Property representative |
Thank you once again, we appreciate your input and will certainly look into improvements. We look forward to your next visit.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner Long & Church Streets, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 5722
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Addis in Cape! Voted best African Eatery in Cape Town, an authentic Ethiopian restaurant that caters for Non-vegetarian, Vegan and Vegetarian clients. We provide a unique communal dining experience you, your family and friends will remember. From traditional hand-wash ceremonies to our traditional Ethiopian coffee we promise a memorable experience. Ethiopian cuisine is famous for its rich aromas and generous use of herbs and spices. The country was historically situated on trading routes that included the trade of many exotic spices; this history has had a tremendous influence on the taste of Ethiopian food as we know it. Today most of the herbs and spices are blended and prepared in the home with great love and attention, as are those used in Addis in Cape. The dishes that you taste here are unique to Ethiopia and we are proud as a restaurant to share them with you.
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