We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Diplomat Restaurant

Bole Road | Bole road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
+251 11 618 4363
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“injera” (3 reviews)
“pike perch” (2 reviews)
“salad” (2 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00All hours
Ethiopian, International, African, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Bole Road | Bole road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (58)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 48 reviews

Reviewed 16 January 2018

Best Salad Bar in Ethiopia - wow! Other than that selection is pretty normal - a mix of ferenji and habesha foods. We did have some excellent shekla tibs Value is good, food is good, but they say they have a view overlooking the city???...More

Thank ilovecorndogs
Mike T, Director of Sales at Diplomat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you For the comments ,we will strive to make our service better and this definitely help us. we will also look into our publications if the include the city view . Regards!

Reviewed 11 August 2017

Excellent traditional furniture and setting. Superior quality food at reasonable price. Good choice too. Clean washroom

Review collected in partnership with this restaurant
Thank mersiee
Yonaiel, Marketing Director at Diplomat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Dear Mersiee, We are glad that you enjoyed your food and that you liked our design. Your review is appreciated and we hope to see you again, here at The Diplomat Restaurant. Best regards, Yonaiel Tadiwos Belete Marketing Director The Diplomat Restaurant

Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

After a family outing to the Boston Day Spa we enjoyed an exceptional lunch at the Diplomat. Between 4 of us we tried Alfredo pasta, arrabiata pasta, spinach soup and the salad bar. Everyone enjoyed the food. A little oasis in the city.More

Thank Jeff P
Yonaiel, Marketing Director at Diplomat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Dear Jeff, Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. Your feedback is very important to us and we believe that feedback helps pave the way towards continuous improvement. Here at The Diplomat Restaurant we strive to produce excellent service, food,...More

Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

One of the best restaurants in Addis, this is the place to be if you want traditional Ethiopian food outside the cultural restaurants. The service is excellent and food yummy. Their salad is highly recommended. I have been there several times and my favourite is...More

Thank Irshad M
Yonaiel, Marketing Director at Diplomat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Dear Irshad, Thank you very much for the kind words about our establishment. We are happy that you are a fan of our Ethiopian dishes. We hope that you will continue to eat shiro here and also try our other great dishes. The Diplomat Restaurant...More

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

The menu is not extensive, but it has some good quality food. It is mainly "western" food but also does local dishes. It is slightly more expensive than usual but the quality of the food reflects this. The restaurant was quite quiet mid week and...More

Thank Funinthesun123456789
Muluhaileg, Manager at Diplomat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Dear customer, Thank you for sharing your experience at Kuriftu Diplomat restaurant with us. At Kuriftu Diplomat, we continuously strive to enhance and improve the experiences of our guests. We apologize for the slow service you experienced at the restaurant during your stay. we will...More

Reviewed 30 May 2017

we went to kuriftu diplomat for my husbands birthday. it was one of the best dinner we had. i ordered stuffed chicken and he ordered fried chicken it was delicious and we went there on Saturday there was live performance and the musician plays very...More

Thank fikirsemail
Yonaiel, Marketing Director at Diplomat Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Dear Fikir, Thank you for your valuable comments. We appreciate that you took the time to review our restaurant. We are especially happy that you enjoyed the food and the ambience that we work very hard to create on a daily basis. We hope to...More

Reviewed 30 April 2017

The Kuriftu diplomat restaurant has good food and a selection that foreigners are more acquainted with. Unfortunately the chairs are very uncomfortable.

Thank RoseShalydeen
Reviewed 5 November 2016

This restaurant is under-rated! It has an excellent price to quality ratio. The menu might seem like the same one you see everywhere in Addis - with fish, beef, chicken, pasta and local choices - but this place gives added attention to actual flavours, side...More

Thank Lina G
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Food and service at this restaurant are ok. Nice, very good, not much to complain about BUT the view, that is what makes the whole experience different. I ate here twice and was never disappointed. Food could be less oily and fatty but it certainly...More

Thank MRCordova
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

With countless restaurants and clubs opening in Addis, it was always a hassle trying to find a decent place to dine and none of them took my fancy. Here at kuriftu diplomat, I have had lunch, dinned with girlfriends, romantic dinner with hubby and even...More

1  Thank Eye M
Nearby HotelsSee all 127 hotels in Addis Ababa
Ramada Addis, Addis Ababa
80 reviews
.15 km away
Momona Hotel
32 reviews
.21 km away
Wassamar Hotel
94 reviews
.24 km away
Jupiter International Hotel - Bole
352 reviews
.25 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Yod Abyssinia Traditional Food
1,067 reviews
1.07 km away
2000 Habesha Cultural Restaurant
411 reviews
1.22 km away
Abucci Restaurant
147 reviews
1.06 km away
Aladdin Restaurant
158 reviews
.22 km away
Nearby Attractions
Imagine Ethiopia Tours - Day Tours
107 reviews
1.51 km away
Inside Ethiopia Tours
66 reviews
1.50 km away
Salem's Ethiopia
59 reviews
.98 km away
Eyayaw Tours Ethiopia-Day Tours
21 reviews
1.44 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Diplomat Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bole Road | Bole road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Addis Ababa
  • Phone Number: +251 11 618 4363
  • E-mail
The Diplomat Restaurant reflects the diverse international culture of Ethiopia, with a culinary experience that embodies traditional dishes and avant garde creations. Delve into a culinary journey that will culminate in nothing less than pure bliss. We offer wine pairings from Castel Wine, to compliment every dish, and the highest quality service making your dining experience unforgettable.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing