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“Experience Ethiopia over your lunch/dinner” 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Experience Ethiopia over your lunch/dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

If you've never been to Ethiopia and want to learn more about its culture sitting in Kenya then go have a meal at this place. It's not just a restaurant but a small community in itself. It has a restaurant, bar, shisha lounge, chai (tea) area, barber shop and a general shop kind of place where all things Ethiopian are available. From the staff to the food to the paintings on the wall, everything is 100% Ethiopian and yes the food is awesome too.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
26 helpful votes 26 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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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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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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