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Jamaican Rastafarian: "Jah Restaurant" Top 5 Page for this destination Addis Ababa Restaurant Tip by SirRichard

Addis Ababa Restaurants: 84 reviews and 205 photos

  Lamb Curry
by SirRichard
  • Lamb Curry - Addis Ababa
      Lamb Curry
    by SirRichard
  • Jah "Rasta"rant (Rastarant-restaurant, get it?) - Addis Ababa
      Jah "Rasta"rant (Rastarant-restaurant, get it?)
    by SirRichard

This is (as far as I know) the only Jamaican restaurant in Addis. And what has Jamaican have to do with Ethiopia? Jamaican rastafaris (remember Bob Marley?) were descendants of ethiopian slaves brought to America and claimed to go back to their roots as a sign of liberation in the 20th century.
Ethiopia has a large rastafarian tradition and this is a main centre of it. The restaurant is located in the gound floor of a cottage where is also the Rastafarian centre.
The food is healthy and more than enough, as well as the many delicious juices. I had lamb curry and mango juice for 3,3 USD.

Favorite Dish: There is an atmosphere of "kaya" and reggae floating in the air here...

Address: Zewditu Street, near the Atlas Hotel
Price Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: Beware, the LP guide says it is in Jomo Kenyatta Ave, near Yordanos Hotel, but it recently moved to its actual new location (2006).
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 4
Theme: Eclectic/International

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 18, 2006
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