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Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant

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Updated 20/10/03 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/10/03 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant opened its doors July 2017 , located in the bustling food hub of cape town inner city 281 long street .Our vision is to introduce Ethiopian cuisine to Cape Town. Lucy Restaurant imports original Ethiopian spices to help ensure a truly authentic experience. We serve variety Ethiopian dishes non-vegetarian and vegan Dishes our cuisine served with injera made of Teff or Rice flower that is Gluten-free. Our Mission is to provide a unique and relaxing dining experience and rich culture of Ethiopia.
US$7 - US$14
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
African, Ethiopian
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Table Service, Full Bar
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Reviewed 28 December 2020 via mobile

We had a 3 course set menu, and every food item was a unique experience in itself. The staff is super friendly and the whole experience was fantastic.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 12 December 2020 via mobile

This was an absolute pleasant surprise. The restaurant gives enjoyable food and great service from Roy. We had the set menu, which gives you a great eating experience, from the starter right up to the close out coffee. Will certainly recommend.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 14 November 2020 via mobile

What a surprise! Wonderful food, and great service from Richmond. The honey wine was delicious. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 15 September 2020

You are greeted with friendly faces, the food is wonderful. Feels like I've taken a visit to Ethiopia.

Date of visit: September 2020
Lucyonlong, Owner at Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2020

Thank you so much for joining us. Glad that you reviewed us and appreciate your feed back. Looking forward to seeing you again .

Reviewed 26 March 2020 via mobile

After having a few average meals with not great service around Long Street we decided to try out something different and went to Lucy’s. The food was fantastic, we’d never had Ethiopian before and went for the set meal with a mix of meat and...veggie dishes. Don’t be fooled by the bread, it’s incredibly filling and we were stuffed when we left. The baklava and mint tea were also great. What really stood out was the service which from start to finish was brilliant. Overall a great experienceMore

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 17 March 2020 via mobile

My wife and I had the most terrific time having dinner at this cute little restaurant. I have to say, before anything else, that Richman, the waiter, is quite of a professional. Not only he was very caring and charming with us as he proved...to be of the greatest company with his great sense of humor. To the people who manage the restaurant, please treat him well as you have a terrific employee. We had never had ethiopian food, and it was quite of a good surprise. We both ordered the combo they offer, which allows each one to pick two different dishes. The dishes are all service on the top of a kind of huge bread, and one eats it by getting pieces of that bread, dipping it into the food and eating it with your own hands. It was a good experience and we recommend very dearly.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 13 March 2020

Staff was super friendly (Faith I believe was her name) lots of good food for the price. Unlike most of the restaurants on Long Street the music wasn't too loud . We ate on the 1st floor (much larger space upstairs as well as a...separate smoking room ) it was cozy, clean and tasty. We enjoyed so much we went back on our last night. Perfect for vegetarians which I'm not but enjoyed the non meat dishes.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 23 February 2020 via mobile

We had dinner here and were recommended the place. The experience is well worth it and our waiter was really cool and attentive. We had the set menu and it consisted of 7 different dishes and the sauces were good but we did not like...the sour taste of the Ethiopian bread whilst probably authentic did not speak to usMore

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 17 February 2020 via mobile

A fantastic experience amazing food friendly staff and good value for money left with a full belly and a happy heart

Date of visit: February 2020
Lucyonlong, Owner at Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2020

Thank you Rob for your complimentary review. We are pleased you had such a positive dining experience at Lucy's. We hope to see you back.

Reviewed 1 February 2020 via mobile

This place is a little gem! The food was well prepared and the selection plentiful. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I will definitely return.

Date of visit: February 2020
Lucyonlong, Manager at Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2020

We appreciate you generous compliments Doncatalin and are so glad you found our selection of dishes plentiful.We are pleased too that the service was to your satisfaction. We look forward to your return!!!

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  • Yes, Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

  • Lucy Ethiopian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 5
    • Value: 4.5