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Harambe

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African, Ethiopian
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2149 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 4B3, Canada
(604) 216-1060
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 6
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  • 10
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  • 3
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Recommended for Ethiopian Cuisine

Friendly service. Inexpensive. Interesting art work on the walls. Casual atmosphere. Very limited wine selection. We sampled a wide variety of food. Some dishes left us wanting for more, most were good to very good, a few were not to our liking. Glad we came.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 7, 2014
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Chicago
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Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Three friends and I ate at Harambe, at my recommendation based on 3 previous visits. Two people were new to Ethiopian food and one had been to Ethiopia. We ordered a large veggie platter and one smaller one with meat wot(s). We shared some tej (honey/hops wine). We loved eating with our fingers, and talking with the servers from Ethiopia.... More 

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vancouver canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We dined at Harambe Ethiopian restaurant for the first time this past Saturday evening. While it is definitely the most charming, in decor, than any other Ethiopian restaurant in Vancouver, I found it was only ok, in all other areas. The prices were much higher than we're use to paying at some of the other similar restaurants in Vancouver/Burnaby area.... More 

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Chicago
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Friendly service. Inexpensive. Interesting art work on the walls. Casual atmosphere. Very limited wine selection. We sampled a wide variety of food. Some dishes left us wanting for more, most were good to very good, a few were not to our liking. Glad we came.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This restaurant is great. We had never eaten Ethiopian food and this was very interesting experience. Four of us got the Veggie Combo, and the Chef's choice combo with a Reserva Oval Decanter of Tej Honey Wine. Ethiopian bread, Injera, is a bit of a aquired taste, but if you like sour dough anything, you will like Injera. The atmosphere... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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533 reviews 533 reviews
398 restaurant reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

How funks it to eat with your hands and the tangy, membrane like, yummy injera bread from Ethiopia. The fun preparations have wonderful spices, great textures, color galore and it is all presented on a large stainless steel pan. The service is friendly and helpful but not overly attentive. The decor is African, Ethiopian, etc. Neat place, great food, good... More 

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I love the variety of dips you can get with your Ethiopian bread and it's veggie-friendly and you get unlimited bread. The service has been good the times that I've been and one of my favourite dishes is the red lentil dip.

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Berlin, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We had two combinations of different dishes- one vegetarian and one with meat (the chef's recommendation). My vegetarian platter was okay, but the the quality of the meat my boyfriend had was so bad that he was not able to eat it (and he's not very picky). Unfortunately the service was quite miserable, too- when we received the bill we... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

3 of us shared the doro tibs,veggie platter and peanut soup. I recommend the combo platters. They even had the honey wine called tej. Denah!

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Vancouver, Canada
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208 reviews 208 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

This time I went with a friend to an Ethiopian restaurant. Already the scent in the room was very nice, full of spices. The waiter was friendly. We selected a meat/veggie combo for two (see picture). And it was great. Both of us enjoyed the meal. The atmosphere and the meal were far better than that what we experienced a... More 

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New Westminster, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

We've been going to Harambe's for years and each time we go, the food is just as delicious as the previous experience. It's time to share with you about this wonderful gem. The food is fresh, traditionally cooked and presented beautifully on a large round of injera bread for you to share together. You may also order mouth watering individual... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2149 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 4B3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver
  • Phone Number: (604) 216-1060

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: African, Ethiopian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?