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“A great place indeed” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Abyssinia

Abyssinia
Brookside Grove | Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
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Ranked #17 of 300 restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Ethiopian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Brussels, Belgium
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A great place indeed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Very good food; excellent service. At night it gets quite chilly in Nairobi, we were a bit cold, so the waiters put our table next to the fireplace and put it on. Hard to imagine a better setting to enjoy Ethiopian food. The coffee ceremony after dinner is another highlight.

The place is well hidden and the taxi drivers hardly ever know where that is. If you are not familiar with Nairobi, either get their phone number from the web: http://abyssinianairobi.com/ and get the driver to call them for directions or go with a GPS in your smartphone and tell the driver how to go (for this we recommend CityMaps2go).

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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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Nairobi, Kenya
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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
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26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“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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