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“Great Value For Money” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Habesha

Habesha
Argwings Kodhek Road near Elgeyo Mrakwet junction, Nairobi, Kenya
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Ranked #25 of 324 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: African
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Nairobi
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Great Value For Money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Had lunch here and was impressed how quick the service was. I could not finish the Vegetarian dish and it certainly left me full. There were seven different vegetarian foods on the plate which is enough to please any vegetarian.

As others have said it is basic and rustic, but that is part of the charm.

Would certainly consider going again.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Excellent and Great value!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Loved this restaurant! Excellent Ethiopian food, quick service and very reasonably priced. The taxi ride to and from the Intercontinental hotel was more expensive that the meal (which included alcohol). I highly recommend it.

Visited April 2013
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Berlin, Germany
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“If Ethiopian food tickles your fancy: this is where you want to eat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Absolutely delicious food in a very laid back setting. They have an awesome variety of Ethiopian dishes and regardless of whether you prefer meat or veggie stuff, they have plenty on offer. Also very kid-friendly.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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nairobi
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“the Ethyopian experiance”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Typical ethyopian food in a rustic environment.
You must be a fan of that cuisine and you will be really happy.

Visited November 2012
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8 restaurant reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Never get tired of Habesha”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Habesha is one of those restaurants that you just keep on going back to... what can I say,it's a mixture of the food, the lovely outdoor seating and the service but nothing really tops it in Nairobi.
Although it is possible to find better Ethiopian/Eritrean food in town, Habesha has a consistently high standard.
A good way to test how good an Ethiopian restaurant is, is by trying the Raw Kitfo... if your stomach is ok the next morning you know they have high standards of cleanliness! At Habesha the Kitfo (which you can also order rare or cooked but in my opinion raw is the best) is always delicious... there, test done, now go see for yourselves!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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