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Argwings Kodhek Road near Elgeyo Mrakwet junction, Nairobi, Kenya
9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Nairobi, Kenya
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66 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Had a dinner gathering here, but the food was not to my taste. may be more towards the Ethiopian palate. service was average and ambiance was not too great. The costs were well within our pockets so the place is within acceptable limits.

Thank SaumyaAnand
Nairobi, Kenya
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39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Habesha is one of those places you want to go to accompanied by at least two friends. Reason being,the menu is quite extensive and you may want to try a little bit of everything. The food is good,and the portions huge. Their special coffee is really something....

1 Thank Jackie M
Nairobi, Kenya
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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I enjoyed talking to the manager and cashier about Ethiopian history and development. However, I felt the food wasn't very good because the beef was tough,and the chicken curry too spicy. The service was fiendly, but rather amateurish.

1 Thank africanman_840
Nairobi, Kenya
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

If you love Ethiopian food or would like to experience good and fresh Ethiopian food, then this is the place to go!!! I am an absolute fan and have been going to Habesha since 2002. It has been simply amazing to watch the brand grow!!!

1 Thank raziak254
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59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

During my Initial days in Nairobi, When I have asked my Nairobi colleagues about Good Ethiopian restaurant, 4 out of 5 Suggested this one on Arwings kodhek road. Good Food and good Service too. I liked the place.

1 Thank Satish C
Lima, Peru
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Nairobi offers a wealth of Ethiopian fare locales, few as friendly, comfortable and appealing as Habesha. Vegetarian colleagues are invariably content to accompany those of us craving goat tibs. Great value, with a diverse dinner washed down with a Tusker at about 1k Kes, generous gratuity included. Not many places at Gigiri that can boast the same.

2 Thank William F
Nairobi, Kenya
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Despite friends calling the food bland, I loved Habesha! very different cuisine and serving style with lots of variety! Just YUM! special treat: popcorn with Ethiopian coffee

1 Thank Ayesha I
Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We have visited the restaurant on several occasions and we always enjoy the injera. The staff are keen on guiding you on how to choose your meal. Will definitely go back again.

1 Thank Africatravelwaves
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

They always have a fire outdoors which is inviting and helps drive off insects. The serving staff is very helpful in guiding you through the menu.

Thank John C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

Amazing Ethiopian food in a very convenient location I recommend the engera and the goat ribs that are cooked on the spot are great

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
African, Vegetarian, Ethiopian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
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: 254203755418

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