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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice atmosphere!

I should say I am not a regular on Ethiopian food, and I wouldn't say I am a big fan of it. Habesha however is a very nice place to enjoy some Ethiopian cuisine. The place has some sort of quiet garden setting. Definitely go for the mixed platter, otherwise the food will become a bit monotonous... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
Alex15622
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Nairobi, Kenya
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I should say I am not a regular on Ethiopian food, and I wouldn't say I am a big fan of it. Habesha however is a very nice place to enjoy some Ethiopian cuisine. The place has some sort of quiet garden setting. Definitely go for the mixed platter, otherwise the food will become a bit monotonous. Portions are royal.... More 

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

Had a dinner gathering here, but the food was not to my taste. may be more towards the Ethiopian palate. service was average and ambiance was not too great. The costs were well within our pockets so the place is within acceptable limits.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Habesha is one of those places you want to go to accompanied by at least two friends. Reason being,the menu is quite extensive and you may want to try a little bit of everything. The food is good,and the portions huge. Their special coffee is really something....

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I enjoyed talking to the manager and cashier about Ethiopian history and development. However, I felt the food wasn't very good because the beef was tough,and the chicken curry too spicy. The service was fiendly, but rather amateurish.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

If you love Ethiopian food or would like to experience good and fresh Ethiopian food, then this is the place to go!!! I am an absolute fan and have been going to Habesha since 2002. It has been simply amazing to watch the brand grow!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

During my Initial days in Nairobi, When I have asked my Nairobi colleagues about Good Ethiopian restaurant, 4 out of 5 Suggested this one on Arwings kodhek road. Good Food and good Service too. I liked the place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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

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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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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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: Families with children, Local cuisine

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