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Horn Of Africa

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364 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5Y8, Canada
(613) 789-0025
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A pleasant culinary discovery

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
Sylvie F
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Montreal, Canada
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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.

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Thank Talia S
South Mountain, Canada
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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 

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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 

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1 Thank Valerie K
Woking, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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.

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1 Thank Andy B
Kirkland Lake, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
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!!!

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1 Thank mahalia1980
Montreal, 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 

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1 Thank Sylvie F
ottawa
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148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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......

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1 Thank carol w
Toronto
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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 

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1 Thank apq
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I love the food here so much. I try to bring everyone here. If you haven't tried Ethiopian food, try it. It's unlike almost anything else I've ever tried, and it's delicious. So delicious.

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2 Thank Daniel H
Montreal, Canada
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

I have to say, the food was good. Not the best Ethiopian food I've had, but yummy. The ambiance is not the greatest, it's a bit drab and tired looking and the service was slow but friendly (only one server). The price was excellent. My friend and I split the veggie platter for 2 and had 2 spiced teas, and... More 

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1 Thank Heather S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 364 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5Y8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: (613) 789-0025

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: African, Ethiopian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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