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Established in 1976, Dashen Restaurant has been serving our community and visitors with excellence. Dashen Terara serves exquisite signature Ethiopian cuisine with tasty Ethiopian Tej (Honey wine) and Areke (flavored organic liquors). In keeping with ancient traditions, our food is prepared with homemade spices, served in traditional galleries filled with beautiful artifacts. Along with our delicious menu topped with Ethiopian coffee ceremony, you will enjoy live Ethiopian cultural music and performance. Dashen Terara caters locally for small groups and large banquets in house and at your preferred location. Dashen Terara is ready to satisfy your palate in the beautiful capital of Addis Abeba and can also prepare delicious dishes for international consumption using safe packaging for travel.

We look forward to serving you with a smile at Dashen Terara, the landmark destination for Ethiopian traditional food and the place to celebrate major Ethiopian holidays with friends and family at our holiday special events.

Come and visit us to experience traditional food at its best.


Tasty food

Fresh and exquisitely prepared traditional Ethiopian food.

Coffee Cup

Coffee Ceremony

Finish your tasty meal with a cup of delicious coffee brewed and served in a traditional ceremony.


Live Music

Enjoy live traditional music and regional dance performances by Dashen Band.



Let us make your event special with Dashen Terara catering.



Enjoy your meal in one of our five seating areas featuring cultural designs or under the cool breeze of our outdoor garden setting. Choose Dashen Terara for special events with dining reservations for small and large groups at our location. (seating available for up to 200 guests).


Dashen Terara catering services offered in Addis Abeba or for international consumption, using safe packaging for travel. Please select our frequently ordered items below or choose your favorites from our menu section.

# Dish Name Ingredient
1 Chicken stew -
2 Combo -
3 Combo -

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Holiday Events

Join us at Dashen Terara Restaurant to celebrate major Ethiopian holidays. Special events include Gena (Christmas), Addis Amet (New Year) and Meskel (Finding of the Cross).