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T.G.’S ADDIS ABABA RESTAURANT: Authentic Ethiopian Cuisine

Written by Local Flavour

For more than a decade, T.G.’s Addis Ababa Restaurant has offered an enjoyable tour de force from the Ethiopian culinary repertoire by Chef/restaurateur T.G. Haile.

T.G.’s Addis Ababa Restaurant

T.G.’s Addis Ababa Restaurant

The Scene

The modest restaurant is tucked away slightly off the beaten track in an unassuming brick building on Dundas Street. The decor reflects the ancient Ethiopian culture, which makes an exotic yet comfortable, homey atmosphere.

Menu Highlights

Dining at T.G.’S Addis Ababa Restaurant is characterized by the ritual of breaking injera (traditional yeast-risen flatbread, spongy in texture, crêpe-like in appearance, with sourdough tanginess) and sharing food from a communal platter, strengthening bonds of loyalty and friendship.

Addis Ababa Restaurant

Truly authentic Ethiopian cuisine features a harmonious blend of flavours. T.G.’s signature dishes comprise variations of sweet, bitter, sour, salty, hot and fragrant, including a large variety of vegetarian and vegan dishes. Meat dishes fall mostly into two distinct categories: red stews (wat), which include berbere, and green stews (alicha wat), which do not. Ethiopian cuisine does not include pork. Other recommendations include:

  • Dulet Kitfo — minced lean beef, cooked with butter, onion, jalapeno pepper, and a special addis spice;
  • Defen Misr — green lentils cooked with traditional
  • seasoning, onion and curry.



Family Friendly African Dining

465 Dundas Street (at Maitland)

Platters for Sharing for 2 or 4 or Individual Plates
Traditional Cuisine & Spices
Plant-based Menus Available
Ethiopian Coffee Ceremonies
African Wines & Local Craft Beers
Take-Out & Catering Available