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Horn Of Africa

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364 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5Y8, Canada
(613) 789-0025
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Visitor rating
  • 6
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pretty good food at a low price

I have to say, the food was good. Not the best Ethiopian food I've had, but yummy. The ambiance is not the greatest, it's a bit drab and tired looking and the service was slow but friendly (only one server). The price was excellent. My friend and I split the veggie platter for 2 and had 2 spiced... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
Heather S
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Montreal, Canada
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I love the food here so much. I try to bring everyone here. If you haven't tried Ethiopian food, try it. It's unlike almost anything else I've ever tried, and it's delicious. So delicious.

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Montreal, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I have to say, the food was good. Not the best Ethiopian food I've had, but yummy. The ambiance is not the greatest, it's a bit drab and tired looking and the service was slow but friendly (only one server). The price was excellent. My friend and I split the veggie platter for 2 and had 2 spiced teas, and... More 

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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

My wife and I went here to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary and had a great time. As it was our first visit, we didn't know that utensils are not used. We ate with our hands which took some getting used to, but was a unique experience. Each of our meals was huge, served on metal plates bigger than garbage can... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We have eaten at this modest Ethiopian restaurant several times. If you want something different than Thai, Chinese or Indian, try their menu. It's spicy and delicious. The price can't be beat for an Ottawa restaurant.

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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Very good quality, friendly staff. Awesome ambiance and decor. Some of the seating is wobbly, but the layout makes up for it. Extremely good food portion sizes, great quality cooking! Attended several times, but dates listed below are approximate (likely prior to the options offered).

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Don't expect the Chateau Laurier here. This restaurant, which I have been to countless times, has never disappointed on the food front. In fact, it is amazing every time. My rating is heavily contingent on what the food tastes like. If you are looking for bells and whistles, go elsewhere. It is not the prettiest nor trendiest of places, and... More 

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kutztown, PA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Pretty good Ethiopian fare, this place has outlasted several others. Usually has a few Ethiopian diners. The injera is not too thick , fresh & tasty. All menu items are above average. They never have a good beer selection, though, many times beers on the menu are unavailable. Definitely worth trying.

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Gatineau, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Came here with two friends and my husband. It was all of our first experience with Ethiopian food. We got a meat combo platter, and a vegetarian combo platter and shared. Our waitress was very sweet and did try to explain the dishes to us, but did not seem to be an experienced server. There was a cook or owner... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We go to Ethiopian Restaraunts to eat Ethiopian food... not for the service or ambiance. My husband and I make a point to find Ethi food in every big city we visit. They have nearly all looked exactly the same. From the wall posters, and small TV in the ceiling corner, to the menus, and even the washrooms. It is... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

I ordered the Abesynian platter for one person to go, it was amazing and really fast! It's a combination of beef, chicken, lamb and vegetarian dishes and it includes injera bread. Everything tasted really good, some of the meat dishes were very spicy, but the veggie ones balance out the spiciness. The price is reasonable. Totally recommend this place and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 364 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5Y8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: (613) 789-0025

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ethiopian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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