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“terrible food”

Kokeb Ethiopian Restaurant
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Ranked #1,777 of 22,367 Restaurants in London
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: African, Ethiopian
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“terrible food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2013

We ordered a vegetarian dish, and a lamb dish. The vegetarian dish was tiny ...quite bland and unexciting. The lamb dish was totally inedible and even though we left half of it in the plate, we still had a stomach ache afterwards.
We were very disappointed as we had read good reviews about the place.
There are certainly better Ethiopian restaurants in London.

  • Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Amazing food, wonderful host!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

Well this is my first ever review, I felt compelled to write it after having such a great experience! We had never eaten Ethiopian food so we were unsure what to expect. We tried a starter of the super veggie combo to share and this was a great way to try lots of little bits. The manager was very hopeful with assisting us with our menu choices, and recommended a couple of the dishes, after we told her our tastes. The food was incredible, and with a meal each, plus shared starter and two injera, and 3 bottles of wine it came to less than £80!! It isn't a fancy place, but if you are after good, cheap and filling food, then this is the place for you!

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank McJax84
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Unusual place with great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013 via mobile

This is a very unusual restaurant. Do not expect much from its apearence but be ready o get into the libanese mood in terms of the aesthetics of the place. It works very well like this but you do need to be in the mood and know you are going to a simple place to eat good food. Sometimes this combination is hard to find in london.
We ate the traditional libanese way which I trully recomend or a good experience and to fully set you into the atmosphere. The food was very good
This is a family business where the lady welcomes you in and cooks. She is the only cook d very rarely her sons ot husband help her with serving or cleaning, but ever cooking.
Will most probably return even if living a bit further away from it.

Visited August 2013
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1 Thank FilipaMN
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Not a letdown; tasty but frugal - charming host”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

We had Alicha wot and Key Minchet Abish - the flavours were lovely and it was moreish, but the meat was tough not tender. The injera wasn't grey or too sour, which was nice, and the dishes we had were not too spicy although a slightly too small for £8 each. The beer was pretty good but there are no desserts to bother with. What made the visit though was the host; this lady had an immediate rapport with us, scolding and fussing and laughing, she has a big character and was an attentive, friendly waitress giving us both attention and space. Small and in a residential area, so wouldn't come back regularly but preferred it to Addis in Kings Cross.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Abigail S
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London, United Kingdom
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“Tasty food in an unexpected place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2013

Tucked away in a residential area, is this small Ethiopian restaurant. It was my first time trying Ethiopian food, but the cook was very nice and friendly, and showed us how to eat using injera. I don't have anything to compare it to but it was very tasty! I had the selection of 5 vegetarian dishes, and my friend had the fish - both very nice. I would suggest going as a group of 5 and getting the big sharing platter. Great experience and would definitely recommend if you've not tried Ethiopian good before.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Anika M
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