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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, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great value

Nairobi offers a wealth of Ethiopian fare locales, few as friendly, comfortable and appealing as Habesha. Vegetarian colleagues are invariably content to accompany those of us craving goat tibs. Great value, with a diverse dinner washed down with a Tusker at about 1k Kes, generous gratuity... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Lima, Peru
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Nairobi offers a wealth of Ethiopian fare locales, few as friendly, comfortable and appealing as Habesha. Vegetarian colleagues are invariably content to accompany those of us craving goat tibs. Great value, with a diverse dinner washed down with a Tusker at about 1k Kes, generous gratuity included. Not many places at Gigiri that can boast the same.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Despite friends calling the food bland, I loved Habesha! very different cuisine and serving style with lots of variety! Just YUM! special treat: popcorn with Ethiopian coffee

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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We have visited the restaurant on several occasions and we always enjoy the injera. The staff are keen on guiding you on how to choose your meal. Will definitely go back again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

They always have a fire outdoors which is inviting and helps drive off insects. The serving staff is very helpful in guiding you through the menu.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Amazing Ethiopian food in a very convenient location I recommend the engera and the goat ribs that are cooked on the spot are great

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Had a wonderful meal when I dined here with a colleague. The service was fast and friendly and the food was very fresh and flavourful. The outdoor patio and garden provides a lovely setting - but the inside of the restaurant is very comfortable as well. I really like the fact that they offer both types of injera (the rice... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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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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Address: Argwings Kodhek Road near Elgeyo Mrakwet junction, Nairobi, Kenya
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
Cuisine: African, Ethiopian

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Restaurant Details

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  • 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?