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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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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 21
    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
Eat with your hands

This was my first time trying Ethiopian food. The restaurant is very low key, not very well decorated and a bit tired looking in places but the food was well worth it. It was interesting, tasty and good value. We decided to share a meat platter for two. the various offerings were laid out on a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Toronto
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English first
ottawa
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91 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

you would walk past this place and not go in.....but do go in the food is wonderful and cheap..I usually have the platter and can hardly finish it......

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Toronto
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This was my first time trying Ethiopian food. The restaurant is very low key, not very well decorated and a bit tired looking in places but the food was well worth it. It was interesting, tasty and good value. We decided to share a meat platter for two. the various offerings were laid out on a layer of spongy flatbread.... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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
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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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55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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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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Additional Information about Horn Of Africa

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

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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: African, 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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