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“The best Ethiopian restaurant in Nairobi” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Abyssinia

Abyssinia
Ranked #17 of 465 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Nairobi, Kenya
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“The best Ethiopian restaurant in Nairobi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

The only downside is that the help that they provide you whilst ordering is maybe not as good as one of the more popular places. However this won't phase anyone who has ordered Ethiopian food before, and certainly shouldn't put you off. This place is truly excellent.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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1 Thank peetkeen
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
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  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Average tasting dishes”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

I went to try this restaurant because of the good reviews I saw here in TripAdvisor. I was a little disappointed with what I actually experienced. The only good thing I had was the coffee. Everything else fell short in terms of flavor and heat.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank LaFemmeEnNoir
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Tucson, Arizona
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great food, great value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

I don't have much to add that has not already been said. I went with a group of 8 people and we all enjoyed the food. Great variety, really good injera bread, nice outdoor garden setting. This is the third Ethiopian restaurant I've visited in Nairobi and is hands-down the best.

As noted by a previous reviewer, it can be a bit difficult to get a menu for everybody but this seems to be a common thing in Kenya - one or two menus per table even if there is a large stack of menus sitting right there.

One downside that is common to all Ethiopian restaurants I've been to in Nairobi - if you plan to leave soon after eating you better ask for the bill right after they bring the food. It's hard to imagine how it could take so long to get a bill when there was only one other table with customers. But that's just part of the overall experience.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank myard
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Milan, Italy
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63 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

I went a couple of times at this fantastic restaurant. True experience with very nice food. Very clean with nice fireplace inside. Friendly and efficient service. Nive and vaste selection of food. Not to be missed: the spicy raw meat!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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1 Thank Andrea N
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“the best quality and resonable price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

the food is real Ethiopian and they have best service and quality. if you like Ethiopian food you better choose this restaurant and even the price comparing to the test and quality of the food its reasonable. you will be friend with the people once you be there. they are so friendly and good.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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1 Thank Million M
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