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Argwings Kodhek Road near Elgeyo Mrakwet junction, Nairobi, Kenya
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Dining options: 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
Nice food - friendly staff

The food was great and the staff were super friendly and helpful, helping us select the right combination of dishes for our group.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2012
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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USA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Fantastic food. Cheap. Nice atmosphere. We are regulars here and absolutely love it. Fires in evening and aroma of coffee service. Really lovely. Can be a bit slow for larger groups, so plan accordingly.

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Tucson, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Every time I am in Nairobi I make sure to visit Habesha. I have always had a great experience and keep coming back for more. This is a great place to come with a group of people because you can sample multiple dishes. There is a large outdoor seating area with tables tucked away all over, make sure to sit... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

I've heard ALOT about Habesha but got disappointed because it didn't live upto what i had expected... Raves - A new experience i.e. taste of Ethiopian food. Food was ok, ordered the mixed dish [Injera, meats & veges] & a mix fruit juice. - Meals & drinks are inexpensive. Rants - Poor ambiance. - Poor service ; found the waiter... More 

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

The food was great and the staff were super friendly and helpful, helping us select the right combination of dishes for our group.

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Nairobi
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

This place has a nice setting, the food is really good and in general the staff are very nice. I just cannot give 4 or 5 stars because I was very disappointed last time I was there. We had booked for 15 people and ordered coffee at the end. the coffee ceremony is quite a thing in Ethiopia and they... More 

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Pune
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

The best thing about this place is the ambience - the restaurant is in an old bungalow and their outdoor seating is in the shade of the trees. Nice break from the pollution and traffic in Nairobi. You can hang out as long as you'd like and have a great lunch - the food is good too!

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Nairobi, Kenya
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57 reviews 57 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

Went out for lunch with friends, the food was fantastic as always and the service great. Would recommend to anyone wanting to try out something authentic in town.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

A place with great Ethiopian food, pocket friendly prices, great for sharing meals, you can hang out there all afternoon-no one is in a rush to kick you out. PS: try the wine..mmmhh, lovely!

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Yorkshire, UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

I just love this place.... it's quirky, relaxed and with brilliant food. Have eaten here 5 times and never miss it when I am in Nairobi Nothing else to say.

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Nairobi
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

My first ethiopian experience. I have been there 4 times since then and I always love it. Spicy but very tasty, a must if you like to try new things.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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