Bahir Dar restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Bahir Dar

Wude Coffee

For high-class Ethiopian fare in a chic city-style garden cafe, come to Wude Coffee, although it's just as good for a stiff macchiato. While the indoor tables are intimate and cosy, we prefer the outdoor perches.
Ethiopian in Bahir Dar

Lemat Restaurant

You don't see many tourists in here and the menu is only in Amharic, but that's precisely the point. Excellent local food bring the locals here in droves and you won't find better tibs, kitfo or doro wat anywhere in…
Ethiopian in Bahir Dar

Castel-Kuriftu Wine House

Right by the water and affiliated with the Kuriftu Resort, this fine place does excellent Ethiopian dishes with all the usual suspects – tibs, firfir, kitfo et al – present and nicely prepared. The soaring ceiling o…
European in Bahir Dar

Desset Resort

This popular restaurant really makes the most of its long landscaped shoreline. Both the habesha (Ethiopian – try the fish firfir) and faranji (foreigner) dishes (try the roasted lamb or pizza) are quite good and th…
Ethiopian in Bahir Dar

Misrak Special Food

Out in the west of town, far from the main tourist trail, Misrak Special Food has a lovely traditional setting on the 1st floor and excellent Ethiopian cooking. It does everything from tibs wat to meatball curry, an…
Ethiopian in Bahir Dar


Down a rough dirt track and right by the lake, Lakeshore looks a little past its prime, but still serves what some locals claim to be the city's best seafood – order the grilled fish or fish kitfo and make up your o…
Italian in Bahir Dar

Wawi Pizzeria

You take your life in your hands climbing the rickety spiral staircase up to this 1st-floor pizzeria. Once there, as long as you’re not in a hurry, join the crowd on the balcony for a pretty good pizza. There’s also…
Ethiopian in Bahir Dar

Mango Park

A popular lakeside spot for an afternoon drink, this rundown place is usually packed with local students and families, though the pelicans that once joined them have fled and the persistent boat touts in the area ca…