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Habesha

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Argwings Kodhek Road near Elgeyo Mrakwet junction, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 3755418
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

I'm a regular at Habesha, I really enjoy the shared plates. Relaxed garden setting, consistently delicious food and ridiculously cheap.

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Thank Jesse D
Nairobi, Kenya
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2015

When I think Ethiopian.. I think Habesha Kilimani. They have very good service, their prices are fair and the food is sumptuous. They have made good use of the grounds so that its not too cramped.. and there are many different spots you can always try out. Its a nice place to go if you live around the place..such as... More 

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Thank Njoki W
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

A regular at Habesha. Love the seating on the outside especially in the evening. Simple and basic furniture. Order some Shekla Tibs with local beer followed with a "mixed Njera non-veg" platter and if going with your sweetheart ask for additional bolied egg!

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1 Thank Nimish H
Atlanta, Georgia
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94 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2015

Been there three times. Love the food, very affordable, great service, and outdoor seating. A lot of expats hang there too.

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Thank BobbyBR
Baltimore, Maryland
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63 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2015 via mobile

First off, when you get here, order the honey wine up front. It's amazing!! The food is great. It's served in large portions and tastes very good. The coffee is good here as well. Highly recommend this place. I give it a 4, but truthfully in the area it's in, id say it's the best place to eat.

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Thank The_Long_Carbine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2015

My first Ethiopian place and I loved it! Waiter was patient enough to explain the dishes, owner was around and made sure we had a good experience. Great place to go with friends and family. Food tasted great!

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Thank Gabriela I
Nairobi, Kenya
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342 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2015

The restaurant has two branches and this review is written for the Gigiri branch close to the UN compound and American Embassy. Food is excellent, very authentic as I can confirm since I have lived 2.5 years in Addis before moving to Nairobi. The service is prompt and efficient and prices are very reasonable. Nice seating on the porch behind... More 

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Eldoret, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2015

The food is amazing and it has a great atmosphere. Visiting Habesha is a highlight of my occasional trips to Nairobi.

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Budapest, Hungary
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2015

Professional service Very wide variety of delicious and quality foods Nice garden and green environment

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Thank Zoltan B
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33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

The Gigiri location is much nicer than the Arwings Kodek location. We had Wot and 2 types of Tibs as take out with brown injera. Very good!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children
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: +254 20 3755418

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