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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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
Good Food

Ethiopian Cuisine at its best! However, the service was a bit slow.....but still, they did their best to ensure that we were comfortable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 17, 2012
Wanjiru M
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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 December 17, 2012

Ethiopian Cuisine at its best! However, the service was a bit slow.....but still, they did their best to ensure that we were comfortable.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

I think Habesha servers could not serve you slower even if they tried. I went there three times. On the third time, I decided to go looking for my server after one hour. I found them all watching a football match on television. I complained to the manager. Nothing happened. I complained directly to the servers watching football. Nothing happened.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Decent food, decent setting, and a good deal over all for a nice time out with friends. The service seems to have been suffering here lately, although some of the tables now have door-bells installed - we call it the shiro bell (more shiro please!). They do have the best gomen kitfo in town. Around the weekend you may want... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

A garden setting, secure and delicious authentic ethiopian food. I ordered the chicken curry with local bread you sopped up the juices, yummee

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Great food, great atmosphere, but only OK service. Definitely a place to go. Note that if you order vegetables, you get a few vareity of lentils and bits of other veggies (cabbage, green beans, beets, carrots, etc.)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

We went here with friends who had been here before and had a thoroughly enjoyable dinner. We ordered several different dishes in order to try a variety of tastes and were VERY satisfied. The service was excellent and the ambiance pleasant and relaxing. Would recommend this place to anyone!

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Nairobi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Habesha is a very good Ethiopian restaurant with outside sitting, service usually fast. I enjoy going there for quick lunches during the week.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

I love Injera and the Ethiopian feast. After the usual expat haunts, I was starved for real African food and atmosphere. The restaurant looks like a residential bungalow after you pass the usual security guards. There are no tables but high woven baskets which hoold the large metal platters. Basic like a decent local guesthouse. Each of the curries was... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

This is a great restaurant, once you are through the ugly green gate.. It is much bigger than you would expect and has nice seats all around both inside and outside. We sat outside close to the fire, which our sons loved ! The food is good to excellent, Doro Wat & Zil Zil tibs,the beef which I absolutely loved!!!... More 

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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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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: Families with children, Local cuisine

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