Yod Abyssinia

Top choice ethiopian in Addis Ababa

Yes, it's touristy, but they sure put on a show at Yod Abyssinia. The large dining area is crammed with low wooden stools that all face a stage; at around 7.30pm, musicians, dancers and singers perform traditional acts from around Ethiopia. The food, too, is some of the best traditional food and it's a good place to try tej (honey wine).

All the Ethiopian staples are here with photos to help you decipher your tibs from your kitfo, but there are some rarely seen dishes as well, such as the goat cooked with onions, garlic and seasoned butter. Friendly service, too.