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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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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

I had never seen brown injera not until Habesha brought that to a reality! I was here with friends, we enjoyed the injera and the great services from friendly staff. Will definitely be back!

Thank Dr_Andrew_Okello
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2016 via mobile

The food is super delicious! The environment is nice but could be made even more cosy. Service is good, the waiters and the owner were good in giving advice on what to choose from the menu.

Thank Frida B
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30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2016

This establishment in located 5 minutes from Yaya center on Argwings Khodeck. The meals here are very delicous. My only problem is that the wait staff is not very proficient and some don't understand english very well making it kinda difficult to get your orders in. All in all its a must if you are looking for some Ethiopian food

Thank Jidraph N
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

If it wasn't for a friend from Kenya we wouldn't have found that place - very hidden but definitely worth the experience. The interior isn't very attractive but it's bearable. There is everything you need - sofas and tables. We took a mixed plate for 3 ppl, the place doesnt sell alcohol but if you're lucky they can get you... More 

Thank Zuza P
Nairobi, Kenya
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42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2016

The first impression of the location is not very promising. The waiting staff are not that easy to identify, as they are all casually dressed (which is fine), but most are friendly and prompt. The food is outstanding.

Thank nss966
Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2016

Perfect for couples or just dining with a small group. There are kid-friendly items on the menu. I recommend for spice enthusiasts.

Thank Isaac N
Newcastle, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2016

I went here after work with some friends. I''d never eaten Ethiopian before and had no idea what to expect. Really tasty stuff, lots of different things to try. Definitely somewhere I'd go back to. There were 9 of us, we all had a couple of beers each, and so much food we couldn't finish it, for under £50. Absolute... More 

Thank DavidLNewcastle
Nairobi, Kenya
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106 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2016

Habesha on Argwings Kodhek Road close to Yaya Shopping Centre is hidden behind a corrugated metal sheeting fence. Normally you would just drive past a place like this BUT..... Habesha is always busy with people from all over the world, the staff are super friendly and efficient and dealing with a large group is never a problem. They have a... More 

Thank Crackers H
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2016

The brain said to stop but the tongue and tummy continued to gulp the tasty / delicious / appetizing / yummy meal served at Habesha in Nairobi. Habesha is an Ethiopian restaurant situated in one of the green woody areas of Nairobi, not quite easily visible if you drive fast. We ordered the regular DORO WOT, (an Ethiopian favourite and... More 

Thank Masood-Kheraluwala
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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84 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2016

Having a deep love for ethiopian food, there are very few places out of Addis Ababa that serve the real McCoy. It's in a large garden where you can take friends out and enjoy habesha hospitality. Kitfo (raw meat) is also safe to eat if you dare to step out of your comfort zone. And wash it down with tej... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, 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: +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?