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Lac Tana

38 rue Fondary, 75015 Paris, France
+33 1 45 79 21 21
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“injera” (4 reviews)
“small place” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
38 rue Fondary, 75015 Paris, France
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Reviewed 14 December 2018

This is quite a small place, but does good Ethiopian food. The injera and a good range of staple Ethiopian dishes are done very well. It was busy but it took over 20 minutes to get a beer, and over an hour to place an...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank cloverScotland
Reviewed 6 September 2018

Had diner. Excellent food and freshly made. Great value for your money. Portions were great. Really friendly staff. Great place to eat.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank MonisGourmand
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

My bf and I hunt for Ethiopian food when we travel as a matter of course. We've been to 4 or 5 spots in NYC and only one (Awash in Cobble Hill) was worth writing at all about. Lac Tana blows them out of the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank tarabers
Reviewed 24 October 2017

In this restaurant the manager told me that, contrary to ethiopian custom, health regulations in France prohibit restaurateurs from offering the hand-washing ceremony. I may have misunderstood her ... the other thing that was not offered was the ceremonial ethiopian coffee experience. I think they...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 12 August 2017

It doesn't look like much, but the food is delicious. We ordered the vegetarian platter and a minced beef dish. It all comes on one communal platter with the food items placed on top of a large thin type of pancake (like a thick crepe)....More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank traveler19401994
Reviewed 1 July 2017

IT may not look like much as you walk past it, but Lac Tana is one of the most wonderful dining experiences you can have: this is traditional Ethiopian cuisine prepared fresh to order, with incredible flavours unlike anything western palates are accustomed to. You...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Tom M
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Just down the street from our Hotel (au Pacific) on rue Fondary, Lac Tana has the cozy quality without the pretension which is the hallmark of the 16th in that area. The owner/waiter is sooo personable and friendly and the food delicious and plentiful. Ethiopian...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank Paul M
Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

What a great experience. Small, intimate, we had the place to ourselves for most of our meal. A real escape from the hustle and cigarette smoke of The City. The food was excellent, friendly staff, and experience unique as we hadn't had Ethiopian food before....More

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank Phil L
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

I found this place while walking back to my hotel on a Sunday evening. I was tempted in by the warm, inviting decor. The waitress couldn't have been more helpful, despite my limited French, and recommended the traditional dish. The portion was generous, and the...More

Date of visit: May 2016
Thank heatherfraser10
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

We are a family of four, quite experienced in abyssinian kitchen. We ordered four dishes and the quantity we got was for two. Actually the table just next to us who were two persons had exactly the same quantity as we got. But instead for...More

Date of visit: February 2016
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 rue Fondary, 75015 Paris, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Ile-de-France  >  Paris>  > 15th Arr. - Vaugirard
  • Neighbourhood: 15th Arr. - Vaugirard
  • Phone Number: +33 1 45 79 21 21
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