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Kokeb Ethiopian Restaurant

45 Roman Way (minutes from Caledonian Tube), London N7 8XF, England
020 7609 9832
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Ranked #328 of 17,059 restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Ethiopian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Was looking for a place to introduce my better half to Ethiopian cuisine and decided to give Kokeb a try because of the excellent online reviews. We were glad we made the journey! As soon as we came in and were greated by the owner, Getenesh, who kept us entertained throughout we knew this meal would be special. We ordered... More

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

The food I wanted wasn't available (Kitfo), the only jiuce available was mango nectar(??) not even orange juice or any other juice. Portion of meat was tiny and the vegetables were very salty. I've been to many Ethiopian restaurants before and I won't be returning to this one for sure. I think you can get much better, more authentic food... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Really liked this restaurant, great value & really interesting food. We had lentil soup starter (gorgeous - and £3!), then beef/lamb/split pea stews with 2 injera (Ethiopean sourdough flat bread, which it turns out are huge!) - I have to say this was far too much for two people (1 injera is enough!) but I'm glad we got to try... More

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london
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is the third Ethiopian restaurant I have been to and I have to say the best so far. Situated on roman way, it is not really in the thick of it so could be considered a bit off the beaten track, but it is very close to Caledonian road tube so easily accessible. Ethiopian cuisine is such a nice... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

For those who have visited Ethiopia and have returned with heart warming memories of food and hospitality, Kokeb, is a small piece of the real deal. Kokeb is humble in appearance but has a big heart of sincere, friendly welcome and food of wonderful depth. The doro wot and injera, both staples of any Ethiopian meal, were of the highest... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I went to Kokeb to celebrate my birthday, it was around 18 of us. Not only did the lovely owner open especially for us on a Monday, she was also extremely accommodating with any of our wishes. The food was delicious, just spicy enough and very authentic (there were some Ethiopian food experts amongst us). This sort of restaurant is... More

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London, England
Top Contributor
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28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We went on a Saturday evening (go early as it gets busy). Never tried Ethiopian before and loved it. Different to other cuisines and we will need to go again to get used to the way of eating. etc. The lady owner and daughter made us feel at home and the food was interesting and lovely. We ordered spicy dishes... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Excellent, traditional Ethiopian cuisine. The only thing better than the food is the hospitality. The lamb and chicken were spectacular. There are vegetarian dishes on offer too. The host is an adorable, extremely friendly lady who goes out of her way to make sure you have a great experience. All in all, a great evening!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

However, be warned that once you eat Ethiopian food at Kokeb, you will be very disappointed in every other Ethiopian restaurant around the world (unless, of course you visit Ethiopia and I am not sure even then you will find a better meal). Whenever I am in London, I head directly for Kokeb. Getenesh, the owner and cook, cooks from... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I went with a friend to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the restaurant. The food is lovely, and the host is very friendly and helpful, she explains the different food for those that are not familiar with Ethiopian eating. This is a lovely family atmosphere, making it the perfect date location or place for a catch up with friends. The... More

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