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“A Good Experience”

2000 Habesha Cultural Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 256 Restaurants in Addis Ababa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: African, Ethiopian
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Nairobi, Kenya
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A Good Experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

At Habesha 2000 (as locals call it), one will have a good "authentic" experience. The music was very good. The environment was nice. The food was a little disappointing. Most of the meat was tough and inedible. The service horribly slow and ineffective. Although at least a dozen or more servers were standing and talking, it was extremely difficult to get their attention. (Although there were only 3 tables of customers when we arrived. They took off and forgot to bring menus. The meal took at least an hour for preparation and delivery. I had to chase servers for the bill. All in all it was a good experience, but not good enough to repeat.

  • Visited October 2013
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Bayonne, New Jersey
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384 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
“Great ambiance and good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

What a great way to spend my first night in Ethiopia. They dragged me on stage for the wedding ceremony and then I got to dance with some of the main performers. The food is good, even the buffet and although a little pricer than other restaurants in tr area, it is well worth it.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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80 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Tradition!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

Enjoyed the tej and the show. New dancers were a good addition. Did not enjoy being forced to have the buffet since we weren't very hungry but then others getting to order a la carte. Overall fun!

Visited October 2013
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Prague, Czech Republic
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nice place to take business partners during their first time in Addis”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

Very nice place to take your business partners or friends when they are first time in Addis. Ethiopian dancers and singers and the best of Ethiopian food (in form of bufet or a la carte). Very easy way how to have a look in the Ethiopian culture and food without much effort or risk. Reasonable priced (about 200 ETB per capita per bufet).

  • Visited September 2013
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Chania Town, Greece
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Excellent! They have it all right”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

One of the best places in Ethiopia. The service is superiorin all aspects. We had a buffet because we were a group of 20 people andthe variety and well as the quality was there. The traditional dances are amazing and the staff very polite and friendly. They even have a little store for souvenirs. Good mixture of tourists and locals.

Visited July 2013
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