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Habesha

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Argwings Kodhek Road near Elgeyo Mrakwet junction, Nairobi, Kenya
254203755418
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Nairobi, Kenya
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2,449 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 903 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Had a lovely dinner here recently with a business colleague of mine. Excellent Ethiopian food and great ambiance. Super service in an outdoor al fresco environment. Lovely!

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Thank Ibadanboy
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Real Ethiopian food with generous portions. Great ambiance. The Tej is amazing. It'll get you drunk slowly but surly so be careful. For carnivores i recommend the Tibs or Mahiberawi. For vegetarians, go with the Beyaynetu (veggie platter).

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1 Thank Bliti
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

It is always a treat to go to enjoy good quality food that one has to acquire the taste to enjoy. I highly recommend the Restaurant for anyone seeking an alternative taste while in Nairobi.

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1 Thank Martin M
Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

This was the first place that I ever had Ethiopian food and I totally enjoyed the meal and had a great time with friends

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1 Thank Saisi S
Nairobi, Kenya
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

I love Ethiopian food and have travelled far and wide to sample it, but Habesha is always home. The quality is great, I love their service. The waiters are so polite and happy to explain and give recommendations. Their avocado juice is unmatched. Always a pleasant experience.

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2 Thank Jashivo
Kenya
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

This place is a value with great food and great service. The food is plentiful, perfectly spiced, and delicious. Make sure you try the Ethiopian naturally carbonated mineral water, Ambo. It is very clean tasting and a perfectly accompanies the meal. If you are unfamiliar with Ethiopian food, do not be afraid to ask for help. The owner may even... More 

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2 Thank c8h12n4o3
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

My husband is not Ethiopian but he loves, loves, loves Ethiopian food. He eats it whenever he can and has eaten it in several countries around the world...and he has declared this is favorite Ethiopian restaurant!! We usually get the vegetarian and meat platters which is more than enough to feed three adults and leave you with left overs! Great... More 

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2 Thank Kereuter
United States
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

I have friends in Nairobi who love, love Ethiopian. Out of the many places we have tried, this is now the go to spot. A great location filled with the smells of frankincense surrounded with beautiful trees and even a small shop filled with Ethiopian crafts and fashion. A great place.

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Thank Tereneh M
Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

I've visited Habesha twice so far. I like to see it as a cultural experience. It was my first time to have Ethiopian food and it was quite delicious. In the first visit, both my and my husband's dishes was served on Injera (similar to pancake dough) with no plates or cutlery. The second time the food was served in... More 

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Thank S-Raafat
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Very good meal plus nice atmosphere. Also service excellent. The staff were polite , friendly and helpful

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
African, Vegetarian, Ethiopian
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
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: 254203755418

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