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“Good Food”
Review of Habesha

Habesha
Ranked #6 of 564 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: African
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Nairobi, Kenya
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Good Food”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

Ethiopian Cuisine at its best! However, the service was a bit slow.....but still, they did their best to ensure that we were comfortable.

Visited March 2012
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Nairobi, Kenya
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Slowest Service in Nairobi”
Reviewed December 16, 2012

I think Habesha servers could not serve you slower even if they tried. I went there three times. On the third time, I decided to go looking for my server after one hour. I found them all watching a football match on television. I complained to the manager. Nothing happened. I complained directly to the servers watching football. Nothing happened. So, my group and I left. While pulling out in the car, a server came running saying the food was "almost ready". Seriously? Over one hour later? Ethiopian food at all other Ethiopian restaurants and in Ethiopia itself is really quick to prepare. We were worried also that they were so disorganized that the kitchen might not have prepared it in the most hygienic way. Other Ethiopian restaurants much better in Nairobi.

Visited May 2012
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Thank Scott B
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Not the best Ethiopian in Nairobi”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

Decent food, decent setting, and a good deal over all for a nice time out with friends. The service seems to have been suffering here lately, although some of the tables now have door-bells installed - we call it the shiro bell (more shiro please!). They do have the best gomen kitfo in town. Around the weekend you may want to make a reservation as it can get crowded.

  • Visited October 2012
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warwick,ny
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Real Ethiopian Food”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

A garden setting, secure and delicious authentic ethiopian food.
I ordered the chicken curry with local bread you sopped up the juices, yummee

Visited November 2012
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NC, USA
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Very well done”
Reviewed December 8, 2012

Great food, great atmosphere, but only OK service. Definitely a place to go. Note that if you order vegetables, you get a few vareity of lentils and bits of other veggies (cabbage, green beans, beets, carrots, etc.)

  • Visited December 2012
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