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.

Little Ethiopia

76 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 8254
Call
Website
Save
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“injera” (10 reviews)
“tibs” (2 reviews)
“bread” (4 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
CUISINES
African, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
76 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (99)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 76 reviews

Reviewed 29 November 2017 via mobile

The food here is so good we came back 2 days later. Be warned once you eat here you won’t want to go anywhere else in Cape Town. The staff are beautiful and clearly care about the food they give you and if you enjoyed...More

Thank brigittekelleher
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This is a wonderful restaurant. Probably seats 15 at most. The owner,Yeshi Mekonnen, provided great food and service despite the fact that she was the only one working because of a taxi strike. We had the Beyeaynetu, a dish consisting of a variety of vegetables...More

Thank Markjs12
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Another one not to miss if you like authentic African food. Prepared in the real traditional manner. It's served on a type of flat bread that resembles a large whole meal crepe. You eat it with your fingers, an amazing experience not to be missed!

Thank Johanne M
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We stumbled upon this place after it started raining and didn't want to walk too far for dinner. Glad we did as it was very good. I am not sure how authentic it is, but it felt like the real deal to me. It's a...More

Thank leisurelymonkey
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

As good as any we've eaten at in Addis, Lalibela, Harar, etc. excellent vegetarian fare (although a lot of meat also). Great people.

Thank Paul L
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This restaurant is literally a hole in the world. However, the cuisine is terrific and the decor is charming (and the place is spotless). You won't find better Ethiopian food outside of Ethiopia.

1  Thank Bordentownguy
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Really small restaurant - would recommend booking as it was really busy when I went, and a lot of customers had to be turned away as there was no space inside or outside for anymore people. Never had Ethiopian food before and it was really...More

1  Thank Tej_Chau
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

The welcome not very warm but well... Went on a quiet day and food was taken out of the fridge n put into microwave... and Tasted a bit off... Although I never had Ethiopian food before I wouldn't recommend.

Thank loralee_dvl
Reviewed 21 January 2017

I loved the whole experience at Little Ethiopia, I loved the food, the host and choice of food. Would recommend it.

1  Thank Pr4sh4nt
Reviewed 19 January 2017

After researching a proper "African" food experience all other places in Cape Town "cash in" on the tourists and charge outrageous prices. This seemed to be a nice place that had normal restaurant prices, BUT when we got our portions it was really, really, really...More

1  Thank ThePr0fe550r
PreviousNext
1234568
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 112 hotels in Cape Town Central
AHA Harbour Bridge Hotel & Suites
423 reviews
.12 km away
Cape Heritage Hotel
1,355 reviews
.12 km away
ONOMO Hotel Cape Town - Inn On The Square
71 reviews
.13 km away
Grand Daddy Hotel
383 reviews
.15 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Fork Restaurant
1,742 reviews
.07 km away
cafe Roux Cape Town
131 reviews
.03 km away
madam taitou
129 reviews
.07 km away
The Shortmarket Club
336 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
Go That Way Tourist Info Centre
31 reviews
.04 km away
Museum of Gems and Jewellery
5 reviews
.08 km away
Michaelis Collection at the Iziko Old Town House
5 reviews
.10 km away
Baz Bus - Day Tours
1,346 reviews
.13 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Little Ethiopia staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 76 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 8254
Description
The Best of Ethiopian cuisine, prepared 100% in a traditional way so that you may experience the original taste of this internationally popular Eastern African food. Visit us at LITTLE ETHIOPIA RESTAURANT!!
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