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Habesha

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

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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The honey wine

First off, when you get here, order the honey wine up front. It's amazing!! The food is great. It's served in large portions and tastes very good. The coffee is good here as well. Highly recommend this place. I give it a 4, but truthfully in the area it's in, id say it's the best place to eat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Atlanta, Georgia
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Been there three times. Love the food, very affordable, great service, and outdoor seating. A lot of expats hang there too.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

First off, when you get here, order the honey wine up front. It's amazing!! The food is great. It's served in large portions and tastes very good. The coffee is good here as well. Highly recommend this place. I give it a 4, but truthfully in the area it's in, id say it's the best place to eat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My first Ethiopian place and I loved it! Waiter was patient enough to explain the dishes, owner was around and made sure we had a good experience. Great place to go with friends and family. Food tasted great!

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Nairobi, Kenya
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302 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The restaurant has two branches and this review is written for the Gigiri branch close to the UN compound and American Embassy. Food is excellent, very authentic as I can confirm since I have lived 2.5 years in Addis before moving to Nairobi. The service is prompt and efficient and prices are very reasonable. Nice seating on the porch behind... More 

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Eldoret, Kenya
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

The food is amazing and it has a great atmosphere. Visiting Habesha is a highlight of my occasional trips to Nairobi.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Professional service Very wide variety of delicious and quality foods Nice garden and green environment

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The Gigiri location is much nicer than the Arwings Kodek location. We had Wot and 2 types of Tibs as take out with brown injera. Very good!

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Dakar, Senegal
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I LOVE Ethiopian food! I used to live in Ethiopia and was looking forward to lunch at this restaurant. The ambiance is as wonky and friendly as Ethiopia. It has atmosphere and the prices are reasonable. However, I was a bit let down by the mixed plate (for 3) as some of the food tasted a bit bland. I would... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 via mobile

I love their Injera it's made with rice flour. The beetroot wit is awesome and when they burn the coffee, it hits the nostrils so well I gotta sneeze. The place is homely so you get the Ethiopian feel of people. It's a small place but very nice. Oh the staff are always in smiles, genuine looking smiles. It's amazing

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Healdsburg, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I am an Ethiopian food diehard! I love love love it after living in Ethiopia. My husband and I recently visited Habesha restaurant. We found it good; above average but not excellent. We shared the fasting beyaynet (the vegetarian combo). The shiro, mesir wet, kik wat, gomen, were good but not as powerful and spicy of flavors as I'd prefer.... 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?