La Mandoline

Top choice french in Addis Ababa

This upper-crust French restaurant serving superb and authentic, traditional French dishes is still one of the best restaurants in the capital. Try an excellent salad for starter, a delicious steak with Roquefort sauce for main and crème brûlée for dessert, and you won’t know you’re not in La Belle France.

The French owner works in the kitchen and stalks the dining area checking everything is just perfect. And, frankly, it pretty much is. Take a taxi to/from the restaurant after dark.