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Habesha

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African, Ethiopian
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Argwings Kodhek Road near Elgeyo Mrakwet junction, Nairobi, Kenya
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 26
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Go to Ethiopian choice...

Habesha seems to have the corner market in Ethiopian food -at least for expats. I have been here so many times over the years. The food is consistently good, service is great, atmosphere is nice. A great place to take visitors. My only complaint is at how much the price has increased... this used... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
KTrigs
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Nairobi, Kenya
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Nairobi, Kenya
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79 reviews 79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Habesha seems to have the corner market in Ethiopian food -at least for expats. I have been here so many times over the years. The food is consistently good, service is great, atmosphere is nice. A great place to take visitors. My only complaint is at how much the price has increased... this used to be amazing value and now... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is a great place to enjoy authentic ethopian food served traditionally family style in a very nice and quite garden setting. Recommend the mixed platters both the meat and veggie dishes are highly recommended .

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

First time having Ethiopian it was unique and good also the atmosphere was good and environment the place was easy to find using GPS. Will definitely try it again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

What was not that easy to get to it was worth the effort. We ordered an Ethiopian platter with a selection of Ethiopian specialties on Enjira. One platter was enough for two of us

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

For coffee lovers try the Ethiopian coffee it's really good. The food is really great, perfect for a large group of four or more. It got a little bit out of hand when one of the staff members began making inappropriate comments. I noticed the trend when the male staff would behave quite inappropriately with other ladies too. The management... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This was my first experience with Ethiopian food and I wasn't disappointed. The food was full of flavour and texture. Our waiter was a little pushy with ordering, but I think he thought he was being helpful. We ordered the Mixed Dish which was a variety of dishes on injera. In addition to that we ordered Shekla Tibs and Shiro... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

i have been at hashesha restaurant several times . the food is so delicious and once you test you always crave for it. the price is reasonable and waiters are so kind and polite. the environment is quite and noise free . am always happy to dine at habesha ...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Really good food to try!!! they have a tasty food and the design makes you feel like you are in Ethiopia. Orders do not take long...max 10min. It is a really good place to visit 4/5

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Wageningen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Dinner with 8. +Great meal. Gotta love the Ethiopian Dishes. +Coffee was exquisite. +lovely outdoor seating - Service took too long. In the beginning it was ok, but at the end of the evening, the waiters were just no where to be seen.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Went there for family dinner. Ordered the fried meat with the bibir sauce and without, chickpeas and chicken with birbir. We enjoyed all meals. A dish costs around 800kes to 1000 kes. The service was really bad, they ignored us for a while before attending to us. We sat inside, it was nice and we were alone in the room.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Argwings Kodhek Road near Elgeyo Mrakwet junction, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African, Ethiopian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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