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“Delicious Ethiopian” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Abyssinia

Abyssinia
Brookside Grove | Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
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Ranked #11 of 314 restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Ethiopian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Delicious Ethiopian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I went to 3 Ethiopian/ Eritrean restaurants in Nairobi, and thought this one was the best. The spices, portions, and flavors were fantastic. The coffee in the back area was excellent, too. I went with a bunch of locals so it's not all filled with tourists :-)

  • Visited December 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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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Ethiopian in Westlands”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Hidden away in Westlands this is one of my favourite restaurants in Nairobi. Great Ethiopian food (come with friends and get the combination plates for sure) in a nice outdoor setting.

Visited December 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
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27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
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“good food but slow service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

this restaurant is very popular with tourists.. one of the most expensive ethiopian restaurants in town compared to the rest.
you definitely have to wait a while for the food and service. however, all in all,,, food is great... i wouldnt recommend the sheesha much... there are better places for that.

Visited July 2013
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“Best Friday lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

The best Friday lunch I have had in many years. A fulfilling satisfying meal with a great atmosphere.
The owner came by to say hi and spend some time talking about why he does what he does - to have happy customers. And we left happy and stuffed.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Best Ethiopian Restaurant in Nairobi with the Best Service as well!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

I really enjoy a lot when I go to Abyssinia with my friends, as they don't only have excellent and delicious food, but also the place has its charm! the light aroma of incense, the dim light and the pleasant music invite you to enjoy a nice chat and to have a good time with your friends while you are eating the best Ethiopian food in Nairobi. And don't forget the Coffee is delicious!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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