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“Well priced & it's tasty!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Habesha

Habesha
Ranked #10 of 479 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: African, Ethiopian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Mombasa, Kenya
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Well priced & it's tasty!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I live 5min away from this place, so visit it fairly often. It's got lots of secure parking and the restaurant itself is huge. You have options to sit inside, in small private corners, open areas, sports area (with live football DSTV) and it's all in a pretty lush green surrounding. There are several fire pits on the go (in the evening) and that adds to a lovely atmosphere (as well a keeps you warm)

Food is standard Ethiopian food, not mind blowing! But still tasty and fresh! It's well prices and this is probably the main reason why it's always got a good mixed crowd of expats and locals.

Try the honey wine, around 600/700ksh a bottle and is something you don't get in many places. I love the stuff!!

They have sinks to wash your hands (since you eat with your fingers) and the toilets are clean.

Service is mixed as the waiters mix things up fairly often, so always double check your orders and get your bill 10/20min before you want to leave.

Don't expect the world, but if you're looking for a relaxed restaurant with good food (perfect for sharing) and a great atmosphere, then go here!! Food is well priced and so are the drinks! try that honey wine ;)

Enjoy x

Ohhh... Price? Expect to pay around 500/1000 per person if in a group and you share some food and have a few drinks (beers/honey wine). Mains are around 600/900 and can easily be shared (depending how hungry you are and if its vegetarian or not) Many tasty vegetarian options available for all you non meat eaters!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Gambrills, Maryland
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Authentic Ethiopian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Had lunch there with coworkers, one of whom is an authentic Ethiopian. Very good food and service, and a bit of an exotic cultural experience.

Visited February 2014
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“Top notch Ethiopian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

Very welcoming restaurant with very fast service (a rarity in these parts!) Food was delicious, particularly the mixed dishes if you're overwhelmed by the range of options. Reasonably priced as well.

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Thank Christopher B
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Orebro, Sweden
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41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Just average...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We have visit this place more than three times but its still not our favorite. The food is ok but not faboulus and the service is can be good sometimes but really bad sometimes - it all depends who comes to your table.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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“Amazing food and wonderful proportions”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

My husband is Ethiopian, we live in Mumbai and with the lack of Ethiopian restaurants in our city we are always craving Ethiopian food. Habesha hit the spot for us. The food portions are generous, the food is well prepared and presented and the staff is very helpful. My son loves the food and the staff were always smiling with him. We will definitely visit again when we are in Nairobi.

Visited April 2014
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