Awasa restaurants

Top Choice Italian in Awasa

Venezia

Run by an Italian-Ethiopian couple, this upmarket trattoria-like venue wouldn’t be out of place in Roma, and gets top marks for its flawlessly prepared Italian specialities. You’ll find it hard to choose between the…
Top Choice Ethiopian in Awasa

Luwa Bar & Restaurant

Far more welcoming than some of the other traditional restaurants around Awasa, Luwa attracts a predominantly local crowd who come for the freshly prepared Ethiopian food – their lamb tibs is a cut above average. Si…
Top Choice Italian in Awasa

Dolce Vita Bar & Restaurant

Many people, apparently decompressing after a long time travelling in the south, rave about this Italian kitchen, and we share their unbridled enthusiasm. The food here (and the shady terrace) is clearly above avera…
European in Awasa

Hi-Life Bar & Grill

On the ground floor of Hawassa Lakeview Hotel, this buzzy eatery is a great choice for a quick bite in modern surrounds. The generous chicken wraps and satisfying pasta dishes are best enjoyed at the tables out fron…
Ethiopian in Awasa

Pinna

If the cakes in the ground-floor pastry shop don’t sidetrack you, head upstairs to a very faranji (foreigner)-friendly menu. Specialities include ravioli with spinach, home-made tagliatelle, veal steak with garlic b…
Ethiopian in Awasa

Time Café

A stylish cafe popular with young Awasians. Coy couples come here to giggle under the patio umbrellas and share luscious fruit juices and plates of fries. It also has good burgers, salads, omelettes and pizzas as we…
Burgers in Awasa

What A Burger

One of the best spots to chill in Awasa, this lively eatery near the main jetty boasts an attractive setting, with a large, shady courtyard. Foodwise, the emphasis is on burgers (easily the best in town), pasta and …