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Horn Of Africa

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364 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5Y8, Canada
(613) 789-0025
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

First time here, not first time eating ethiopian food. Everything was cold and tasted old. Very disappointed. The decor was very ratty, and worn down however I didn't let that discourage me from trying the food. My significant other and myself both ordered platters and neither of us could eat more than three bites. We ended up grabbing shwarma and... More 

1 Thank Sabbre
Ottawa, Canada
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110 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

A group of us visited recently on a Friday evening. Considering Friday is normally a busy night at most restaurants this place was pretty empty. We waited at the door expecting to be seated but after about three to four minutes we proceeded to a table ourselves. We had to move chairs around to make a table large enough for... More 

1 Thank Gutch2
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

Food is tasty. Neat experience. Service is awful and staff are not professional but it's part of the charm I guess. Restaurant itself is original state from the 30s or whenever it was built. Don't expect fine dining.

Thank Talia S
South Mountain, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

My girlfriend (now wife) and I stopped here on a whim one day when a group of friends had come to Ottawa for Winterlude. We had no idea what to expect. At first we were put off by the seemingly small quantity of food, but that fear dissipated quickly as we were all very full. But the flavours! None of... More 

1 Thank Portera63
Onanole, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

The first time we tried Ethiopian food was at the Horn of Africa & it was delicious! The decor in the restaurant & the outside of the building apoears a bit tired but don't let that deter you. One feels very welcome there & the food is tasty. A lot of different flavours in the food & you eat with... More 

2 Thank Valerie K
Woking, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

We always have the tasting platter when in an Ethiopian restaurant, and this one (Abyssinian Platter) didn't disappoint. Really nice food.

1 Thank Andy B
Kirkland Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Ohhh how I missed you! Had African all over Canada but, nothing compared. Was sonics to be back. Loved sitting in the patio watching passer by. Always got and got again with no disappointment the Absinian platter with extra enters, yum yum yum!!!

1 Thank mahalia1980
Longueuil, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

I went there with a friend as we decided to try something new. Well, we were not disappointed! Even if the place is not very attractive and the rug would take advantage to be replaced (quite used and not very clean), the food were delicious. To eat a meal with hands inside of a sort of soft crepe is not... More 

1 Thank Sylvie F
Ottawa, Canada
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244 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

you would walk past this place and not go in.....but do go in the food is wonderful and cheap..I usually have the platter and can hardly finish it......

1 Thank carol w
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125 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This was my first time trying Ethiopian food. The restaurant is very low key, not very well decorated and a bit tired looking in places but the food was well worth it. It was interesting, tasty and good value. We decided to share a meat platter for two. the various offerings were laid out on a layer of spongy flatbread.... More 

1 Thank apq

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
African, Ethiopian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 364 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5Y8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: (613) 789-0025

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?