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Addis in Cape Ethiopian Restaurant

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Corner Long & Church Streets, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 424 5722
12:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:30
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Beau Bassin - Rose Hill
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Probably the most original food we had in Cape Town. It was fun and good to eat. We had the vegetarian and non vegetarian mixed platter where you get several small portions of the various dishes available. Great way to sample the variety of food. The waiter was also very helpful.

1 Thank FredNg
Reading, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for a traditional meal, you have come to the right place. The experience is quite unique, with a beautiful decor and table setting, all rigorously traditional Ethiopian. The waiter made excellent suggestions to introduce us to Ethiopian food, which helped us pick something new for us. Amazing choice! Since we were with our one year old... More 

Thank Italian468
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a party of 12 we decided to give Addis a try. Nice ambience and ethnic feel. We all chose the combo as it seemed good value for money - except when the food arrived. R57 for a starter that was no more than two very tiny bowls of spicy mix. Then the main course. The lamb was terrible -... More 

Thank belinda466
celebrate2016, Owner at Addis in Cape Ethiopian Restaurant, responded to this review

Good day, We have never received a review to this degree of disappointment and will definitely investigate this incident as this is certainly not acceptable to the standard we want to uphold. While an apology will regrettably not alter the outcome of your experience at Addis in Cape on this occasion, we would like to extend it with all sincerity.... More 

Blantyre, Malawi
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251 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came for a late lunch and went for the vegitarian platter. Our waitress was very friendly and explained about ethiopian food. We enjoyed all the dishes on the platter and the atmosphere was nice.

Thank stuart l
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here a few times during my holiday in Cape Town and loved this charming and authentic place just off main street. If you haven't had Ethiopian food before then I highly recommend it - full of flavour (but not too spicy) and you'll miss Injera bread when you get home! The staff were always really friendly as well... More 

Thank Michael A
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always find myself craving their food and have been numerous times. It never disappoints. It's best to come in a group and have a shared food experience and make sure not leave without trying the coffee.

Thank traceXD
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting place. I'd never had Ethiopian food before but it was great - a bit of a kick, very flavourful but not too spicy. Great service here too

Thank Charlotte R
St Kilda, Australia
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75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a first for us. The food was delicious, the waiters explained the dishes, how the food was served and how it should be eaten, without making us feel uncomfortable. Great atmosphere and cosy decor. We had the combination dish and that was perfect for two. Three meat dishes and one vegetarian. The flavours were fantastic. A lovely night... More 

Thank Jane B
Belo Horizonte, MG
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177 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have had a good surprise on this hidden restaurant. It was one of the best experiences I've never had before. Tastes and feeling surprises you. I tried meat, vegetables and lamb prepared with marvelous sources. The food comes on a large leaf bread. You eat with the hands. Amazing! You should try.

Thank Josicm
Detroit, Michigan
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch today. The service is awesome. The food mouthwatering. The red lentils, lamb and spicy chicken were my favorites. We had the mixed platter. We left satisfied. If , we have time will return.

Thank Thelma H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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
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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