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Cafe Habibi & Sheesha Lounge

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Westlands Rd., Nairobi, Kenya
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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The look from outside is much better than the experience. The food was average, service confused and that do not serve liquor.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
AaryanRaghu
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Berlin, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Liked it's exotic interior and music but the food and service were lousy. I don't think I would come back.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The look from outside is much better than the experience. The food was average, service confused and that do not serve liquor.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Café Habibi has the best kebabs I think. Tender, spicy and juicy. And the humus is smoother than most, going down very well with the pitta bread. Their coffee and tea are strong and tasty, just as it should be. Sheesha smokers will also not be disappointed!

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The menu was a huge disappointment. The service was absent. There was nobody but is. All in all feels a little bit disappointing once you enter.

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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106 reviews 106 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Is the only restaurant we have walked out of after asking for the menu. Nothing gelled. The service, the ambience nor the menu. Never going back.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This is NOT an Arabic restaurant. Have had BETTER Shawarmas in non-'arabic' restaurants. Food is way overpriced and is totally not worth the money... Mocktails..I did not try (rather never dared) but my friend, she found it okay. Sheesha - i've had better. Food- i've had better - Shawarmas here are a joke!!! Drinks - i've had better. Mocktails did... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Here i got the best Swarma in nairobi and me and my husband both are non alcoholic for us there was many cocktails and different type of shakes.The good part of this place is that they keep this restaurant open till late night .They have also different flavor shisha

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Isiolo, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We thought of having early lunch at this joint next to the matatu terminals along Westlands road and we were not disappointed. The chicken was tender and the service was equally acceptable.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

The place claims to be serving Arabic cuisine, but alas......what you get is badly prepared food. Went there with friends and ordered the following: Fattoush, Chicken shawarma, Arayes, Chicken wings. The fattoush was bland, no seasoning, no lemon, no flavour. Chicken shawarma was just pieces of chicken tossed in a pan with some salt, again no marination, no grilled taste.... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

I spent the afternoon there yesterday and had a shisha and drinks. The atmosphere is laid back, there is always help on the background waiting to serve you. Well maybe its because there werent much people in the afternoon too. Overall not a bad place for a shisha.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Westlands Rd., Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern

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