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“Food is okay, atmosphere is great” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Habesha

Habesha
Argwings Kodhek Road near Elgeyo Mrakwet junction, Nairobi, Kenya
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Ranked #17 of 314 restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: African
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Somerville, Massachusetts
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9 restaurant reviews
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“Food is okay, atmosphere is great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

I love Ethiopian food. It's probably my favorite cuisine. Though tasty, this is definitely the worst Ethiopian food I've ever had. Their dishes are just blander than what I've had in Dar, NYC, Washington DC, Oakland, Jerusalem, and from Ethiopian friends' kitchens (I've never been to Ethiopia.) However, I love the place itself. It is laid out in a network of rooms and courtyards that make it great for both large groups and intimate dinners. And as other reviewers have commented, the price is right.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Every chance I get!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

This is the most wonderful place to eat Ethiopian food in Nairobi!!! Service can be a bit slow, but the food is worth the wait.

Visited January 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
“Habesha - A truly refreshing experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

A very satisfying evening out in the garden.Informal setting for dinner followed by great coffee "ceremony" by the fire.The staff are friendly and helpful in choosing what to order.One has to visit it to savour the experience and to get a feel of Ethiopian food and culture.The food portions are generous and quite varied.Very reasonably priced too.(review by Kirti n Kim)

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent tastes from Ethiopia …. A Must visit place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

It was one of the most special dinner I had today from Habesha Ethiopian restaurant at Nairobi. Guys … I have only one message for you … you should visit habesha restaurant & try the tastes of Ethiopian cuisine, if you are in Nairobi … you will not be disappointed …

The coffee they served was very traditional, enriched with fragrance of frankincense & some popcorn.

Also the price was reasonable.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Zurich, Switzerland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A great experience in exotic cuisine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

For me as a European, Ethiopian cusine was a first-time experience. Although the food I ordered - fish that came finely hashed and in a yet unexperienced hot flavor, I really liked it very much. Of course, the quantity was too much for me, as I came to get used to in Africa. For people who really like to try food that is new to them a real great experience!

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