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Horn Of Africa

364 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5Y8, Canada
(613) 789-0025
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Ranked #492 of 2,161 Restaurants in Ottawa
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2014
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34 reviews from our community

67% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Ottawa, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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
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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

raved about this place. We were a bit skeptical, as we were not sure he shared our taste. But what a fabulous experience. Ethiopian restaurants--injeera with lovely vegetables and pulses. Very attentive service, even though we couldn't understand everything the waiter said. We loved the plate itself, and the lentils and carrots and cabbage. One vegetarian plate and one mixed... More

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Owen Sound
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I absolutely love this restaurant. We ordered the mixed platter and it was a lot of food for only $18 for the platter. The service was great and fast. It is truly a dining experience and should be a must when visiting Ottawa.

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Appleton, WI
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91 reviews 91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

We really enjoyed our meal here. I had forgotten to review this for some time now. We had a great meal here that was served community style. We ordered several dishes and they all showed up on one big platter with the famous Ethiopian "bread" underneath and on the side. Our waitress was very helpful in making suggestions for some... More

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Schenectady, New York
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184 reviews 184 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

First time at Ethiopian food. Funky affect, eating without utensils. We had mixed, chicken, beef, lamb and vegetables. I thought each was good and the lentils were very good. The "bread" is strange, but doesn't taste that way. It's a spongy pancake. It seems to work as well as many. A fork would have made a lot more sense, but... More

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