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Japanese: Curry

Ethiopia Takadanobaba Description

Ethiopia Takadanobaba is a hidden gem located in Tokyo, Japan. This restaurant specializes in Ethiopian cuisine, offering a unique and authentic dining experience. The restaurant's decor is warm and inviting, with traditional Ethiopian artwork adorning the walls, creating an atmosphere that transports you to the heart of Ethiopia.

One of the standout features of Ethiopia Takadanobaba is its extensive menu, which showcases the rich flavors and spices of Ethiopian cuisine. From traditional dishes like Doro Wat (spicy chicken stew) and Kitfo (minced beef), to vegetarian options like Misir Wat (spicy lentil stew) and Gomen (collard greens), there is something to satisfy every palate. Each dish is expertly prepared by the talented chefs, ensuring that every bite is bursting with flavor.

What sets Ethiopia Takadanobaba apart from other dining establishments is its commitment to authenticity. The restaurant uses traditional Ethiopian cooking techniques and ingredients, sourced both locally and from Ethiopia, to create dishes that stay true to their roots. The friendly and knowledgeable staff are always on hand to guide you through the menu and offer recommendations, ensuring that your dining experience is both enjoyable and educational.

Whether you're a fan of Ethiopian cuisine or looking to try something new, Ethiopia Takadanobaba is a must-visit restaurant in Tokyo. Immerse yourself in the flavors and culture of Ethiopia as you indulge in their delicious dishes, and leave with a newfound appreciation for this vibrant and diverse cuisine.

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Ethiopia Takadanobaba Overview


3-chōme-28-1 Nishiwaseda, Shinjuku City, Tokyo 169-0051


+81 (0) 3-3207-1992

Nearby Stations

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Nishi-waseda Station

Fukutoshin LineTokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line

Operating Hours

Sun: 11:00AM-11:00PM
Mon: 11:00AM-11:00PM
Tue: 11:00AM-11:00PM
Wed: 11:00AM-11:00PM
Thur: 11:00AM-11:00PM
Fri: 11:00AM-11:00PM
Sat: 11:00AM-11:00PM

Payment Methods


Restaurant Features

Take-out Available

Ethiopia Takadanobaba Reviews

Ethiopia Takadanobaba Google Average Rating



No line to wait in.

Says Ethiopian but it was very similar to an Indian style curry with lots of vegetables and a bit of a more grainy curry texture. Good flavor and the beef chunks were also super flavorful and tender.


A bit too expensive in my opinion but the taste is satisfactory. Probably as authentic of a curry as you can get in Japan.
Worth the try.


I visited this branch of a famous curry restaurant in Kanda, the battleground for curry. It was a store that was easy to use.
The main menu costs around 1,000 yen, but there is a medium menu that costs 650 yen, which is good value for money. A rather small portion of curry comes with a salad or mango pudding for lunch. There is no free refill of potatoes that comes with the main menu, and only one is offered, but it is a convenient menu if you don't want to eat a lot.
I chose the cheese dry curry from the 4 types of medium menu. It had a lot of cheese like a cheese doria, and there was only a small amount of curry, but it was a chilly day so it was warming and not too spicy. In other menus, you can choose the level of spiciness from 0 to 70.
It was a meal ticket system and I paid in cash. The customer service was also good.
Is it good to be able to add lassi for 150 yen?I thought it would be better if hot chai and coffee were also on the menu, even if the price was a little higher.

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