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“Love this place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Habesha

Habesha
Argwings Kodhek Road near Elgeyo Mrakwet junction, Nairobi, Kenya
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Ranked #14 of 341 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: African
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Oakville, Canada
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Love this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great place to eat. Love Ethiopian food, and the Shiro here is fantastic. Great outdoor seating, excellent place for bigger groups.

Whenever I am in Nairobi, I make a point of eating here.

  • Visited June 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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Mombasa, Kenya
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Well priced & it's tasty!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I live 5min away from this place, so visit it fairly often. It's got lots of secure parking and the restaurant itself is huge. You have options to sit inside, in small private corners, open areas, sports area (with live football DSTV) and it's all in a pretty lush green surrounding. There are several fire pits on the go (in the evening) and that adds to a lovely atmosphere (as well a keeps you warm)

Food is standard Ethiopian food, not mind blowing! But still tasty and fresh! It's well prices and this is probably the main reason why it's always got a good mixed crowd of expats and locals.

Try the honey wine, around 600/700ksh a bottle and is something you don't get in many places. I love the stuff!!

They have sinks to wash your hands (since you eat with your fingers) and the toilets are clean.

Service is mixed as the waiters mix things up fairly often, so always double check your orders and get your bill 10/20min before you want to leave.

Don't expect the world, but if you're looking for a relaxed restaurant with good food (perfect for sharing) and a great atmosphere, then go here!! Food is well priced and so are the drinks! try that honey wine ;)

Enjoy x

Ohhh... Price? Expect to pay around 500/1000 per person if in a group and you share some food and have a few drinks (beers/honey wine). Mains are around 600/900 and can easily be shared (depending how hungry you are and if its vegetarian or not) Many tasty vegetarian options available for all you non meat eaters!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Gambrills, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Authentic Ethiopian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Had lunch there with coworkers, one of whom is an authentic Ethiopian. Very good food and service, and a bit of an exotic cultural experience.

Visited February 2014
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Top notch Ethiopian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Very welcoming restaurant with very fast service (a rarity in these parts!) Food was delicious, particularly the mixed dishes if you're overwhelmed by the range of options. Reasonably priced as well.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Just average...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We have visit this place more than three times but its still not our favorite. The food is ok but not faboulus and the service is can be good sometimes but really bad sometimes - it all depends who comes to your table.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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