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Habesha

Argwings Kodhek Road near Elgeyo Mrakwet junction, Nairobi, Kenya
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Ranked #24 of 321 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: African
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

I go here a few times a week. In my opinion, it is the best Ethiopian food in town. it's also close to home and a decent price, so I frequent it for business meetings and with my family as much as I can.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

Habesha is a solid Ethiopian restaurant, with good food, a wonderful patio, and adequate service. The star of this restaurant is the value that you get. A huge platter of food with multiple drinks ran $25US for two people. The amount and quality of food would run twice as high in the U.S. The service was a bit spotty, but... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2012

As with all Ethiopian restaurants (that I'm aware of) in Kenya, the injeera is not made from teff, but rice. I don't know why this is. At Ethiopian restaurants in North America the injeera is made of teff, why not in Kenya? However, the food is great, and great value for money. A great place to take a large group... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

the staff is completely nice and the food is pocket friendly

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

A friend who lives in Nairobi recommended this restaurant and we were so glad. We loved it. We go to Ethiopian restaurants fairly often in Chicago. The food at Habesha was excellent but it was the atmosphere of eating in a garden with a fire burning that made this restaurant over the top for us.

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Ventura, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

Exelent dinner and great staff! food is amazing. I would definitely go back if I only happen to live in Kenya! Impressive service and didn’t wait long even when there was a full house! The pricing is unbelievable, too inexpensive for the quality and flavor of their food. You will not regret it. A pleased Californian girl!

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London
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109 reviews 109 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

Habesha is not smart. It is a garden cafe where you won't marvel at the decor or the comfortable seats. It is, however, one of the friendliest places I have ever been, with waiting staff who welcome you as friends. The food is fab - but you have to be a fan - which I am. The bill is a... More

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Nairobi
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

Very good experience to try Ethiopian food. I was recommended the place by an...Ethiopian!!! So, must be good. Try! Recommend!

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Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

Habesha is the best place to eat Ethopian food with family, especially the young ones. I like the fact that there are designated smoking zones. The best part however is their fresh juice, and large portions. The service is not very fast but they do get really busy. The prices are okay but they need to really improve on their... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

The Ethiopian food in Habesha is pretty average. I did not find it rich in flavours. I think there are other better Ethiopian spots with better tasting dishes. The location however seems to be popular.

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