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habesha restaurant and bar

29-31 Sackville Street | M1 3LZ, Manchester M1 3LZ, England (Manchester City Centre)
1612287396
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Ranked #90 of 1,643 restaurants in Manchester
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Ethiopian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Manchester City Centre
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Manchester City Centre
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English first
Oslo, Norway
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60 reviews 60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This was our first time at Ethiopian restaurant and it was great. It was a very authentic experience, very nice and polite waiter who explained us everything about menu and how to it this food (with hands). We really enjoyed the food and drinks and it was very cheap as well (17 £ for 2 people included drinks). We took... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Definitely not your normal restaurant and night out but very enjoyable as long as you understand what you are getting. The Habesha is quite a nice concept, offering a basic menu choice in a relaxed and very informal setting. The food whilst limited in choice is of a very good standard and the idea of using the "Bread" to eat... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

What a refreshing change to try something a bit different in the city centre. Manchester could definitely use with more alternative experiences such as this one. The décor and experience as a whole is a simple and humble one, which I mean in an entirely positive way. The waiter was perhaps one of the genuinely happiest guys around and it... More

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Looking for an extraordinary restaurant we found Habesha through a deal site and it fitted the bill perfectly. Tucked away on the first floor of a chicken diner in the middle of gay village, Habesha is not your ordinary dining experience. A small selection of undoubtedly traditional Ethiopian food was washed down with Ethiopian Beer called St. George. Unfortunately the... More

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Fleetwood, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I went there because I have never tried Ethiopian food before, and I wanted something different that would impress my friend. It worked. As mentioned previously, don't let the entrance through the kebab shop below put you off. You will find the Habesha very welcoming, and most of the other diners obviously enjoy themselves, adding to the ambience. We were... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

Fantastic restaurant, good honest food. Lamb was beautiful. Really like the cheaper prices for eating mid week. Wonderful service and calm warm atmosphere.

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uk
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292 reviews 292 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Went here for my birthday. I had decided I wanted to try something different, and Ethiopian food certainly ticks that box! In fact, I didn't appreciate just how different it would be. As the previous reviewer commented, when you enter the restaurant it is like entering another world. It really does feel for all the world as if you are... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I've been here a number of times, I'd give it even more stars if I could... The whole experience is just so enjoyable, it's hidden away up on a first floor in the middle of the gay village, shares its entrance with a random kebab shop, so you enter through this overly bright takeaway and as you walk up the... More

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England, UK
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This was our first time having Ethiopian food and was it ever a pleasant one! We loved the casual experience of eating with your hands by using the interesting wraps to scoop up the lovely ingredients. We had a large vegetarian platter as well as one lamb dish and one chicken dish. They certainly know how to flavour their food!... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

If it weren't for my Tastecard, I wouldn't have known about this fantastic place. It's located above a nondescript takeaway, so don't be put off when you get to the address and can't see the restaurant. It's located above the chippy, so all you have to do is ascend the spiral staircase. It's got a pleasant atmosphere and a nice... More

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