Posts Tagged "Addis Ababa"

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Restaurant Review: Enya’s Mediterranean Kitchen

Posted by on Nov 29, 2013 in Travel | 2 comments

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Enya’s Mediterranean Kitchen is among the most highly rated restaurants in Addis Ababa, according to TripAdvisor. Given that Mediterranean food is also vegan-friendly, I made it a priority on this trip to check it out.  As luck has it, the meeting I was attending was at a nearby hotel so one evening I dragged some friends and colleagues along with me for an evening of good food and conversation.

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Addis Ababa Restaurant Review: Itegue Taitu Hotel’s Vegan Lunch Buffet

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in Travel | 0 comments

Addis Ababa Restaurant Review: Itegue Taitu Hotel’s Vegan Lunch Buffet

When I was doing my research for vegan restaurants in Addis Ababa before my trip I found two: a café called Green Arts Coffee and the vegan lunch buffet at the Itegue Taitu Hotel.  Early on in the trip, I made an unsuccessful attempt to get to Green Arts Coffee. Either it wasn’t open, had shut down or I just couldn’t find it (there are no street addresses in Addis, everything is relational).  Happily, however, I did manage to drag my colleagues to the Itegue Taitu Hotel’s vegan lunch buffet one day when there was a long gap in the meetings we were attending. I’m so glad we made the effort!

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Addis Ababa Restaurant Review: Lime Tree Café

Posted by on Oct 12, 2013 in Travel | 0 comments

Addis Ababa Restaurant Review: Lime Tree Café

My days in Addis were very long, with meetings that started early and extended late into the night (and sometimes early morning).  I had far too much room service those nights when I just had no energy for anything else (although that was mostly good!), and a couple of times I ended up at an eatery close by my hotel called the Lime Tree Café.

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Addis Ababa Restaurant Review: 2000 Habesha

Posted by on Oct 11, 2013 in Travel | 0 comments

Addis Ababa Restaurant Review: 2000 Habesha

If you have never seen traditional Ethiopian dancing, you have to at least once.  The shoulder-popping, head-spinning extravaganza is pretty unique, unlike anything else I’ve seen.  In Addis there are a huge number of “cultural” restaurants that serve traditional cuisine, along with an hours-long shows packed with dancing and singing.  My colleagues and I got our dancing and food fill from 2000 Habesha.

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Addis Ababa Restaurant Review: Jewel of India

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 in Travel | 0 comments

Addis Ababa Restaurant Review: Jewel of India

After a few nights of Ethiopian food (mostly room service!), my colleagues and I decided we wanted to take a break.  We decided to try instead Jewel of India, a restaurant boasting more than 150 menu items. The menu certainly was extensive and spanned South Indian, North Indian and Indo-Chinese cuisine, with a pretty good vegetarian and vegan section.  The one thing I really wanted, however, was the “fasting” Thali, so I was disappointed when I was told that that was served only for lunch. 

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