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Argwings Kodhek Road near Elgeyo Mrakwet junction, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 3755418
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am not an Ethopian food expert, but the food here was good and quantities are large. Also, its a place you should go with friends or family as you would need to share food and eat from the same big plate, so probably not a place to go with acquaintances or work friends.

Thank 1sm58
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ate here while staying in Nairobi for a mission trip. There were about 8 of us so we had a lot different dishes to share. Everything on the table was excellent. The staff was friendly. We ate here twice and it was good both times.

Thank JeffVinck
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you like spicy food as well as eating with your hands then this is the right place. The range of Ethiopian dishes offered is excellent and well prepare. I went there with some friends and the service was quick and the food even better. It is a must try for anybody looking for and interesting dinning experience.

Thank Caroline K
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every time we feel like eating something special, we go to his place. And it never disappointed us in more than 4 years. Usually we order injera with lentil, bean, meat, and vegetable sauces piled on top. Mm mm mm! I am writing this text and mouthwatering at the same time. Injera is the best Ethiopian dish I believe. It's... More 

Thank Babadogo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice food, fantastic coffe. Helpful services. Nice place to enjoy a meal. I hope to visit restaurant again.

Thank Peter J
Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here several times over the years and it never disappoints. We had the mixed meat and vegetarian platter - little mounds of delicious food on the big piece of injera, the slightly sour Ethiopian 'pancake' made from the grain called teff. My husband had a fish option separately and enjoyed the Ethiopian wine which is a kind... More 

Thank Celia N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a really relaxed and large open restaurant. Mixed clientel. Waiters are pleasant and friendly. Food is great. If you like Ethiopian, this great food. Went for the mixed plate as you get different types of wat with the injera and therefore a taste of everything.

Thank Tom M
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Habesha is a cool joint. Never disappoints. Its ideal for families and couples. The outside patio is great, just that it can get chilly at night. The service and staff are top notch. The cuisine is sumptuous. Overall:You get value for your money.

Thank Wanjiku W
Appleton, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the mixed meat platter and the vegetarian platter. The waiters are kind and friendly. The environment is casual and green--which is nice in a city like Nairobi. Great for a group lunch and when you want to sit back and enjoy the food and your family & friends.

Thank DeniseARunge16
London, England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2016

We went here for lunch on a weekday and it was about half full. It is quite a large restaurant but it has lots of different areas so the atmosphere is good and you do not notice other people. The staff were friendly and offered menu suggestions which turned out to be good. The food was tasty and quite filling.

Thank anita3695

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
African, Ethiopian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Argwings Kodhek Road near Elgeyo Mrakwet junction, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 20 3755418

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?