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“Great Ethiopian Food and Lovely People”

Habesha Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #594 of 3,700 Restaurants in Austin
Cuisines: African, Ethiopian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Austin, Texas
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115 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great Ethiopian Food and Lovely People”
Reviewed July 12, 2013

True it is not a slick, fancy venue but the food at Habesha is wonderful and the staff are very nice and attentive. The Chinese have this belief that if you spend all your time, money and energy on how a restaurant looks you won't have any energy or interest left to channel into the making of good food. Habesha is clean and decent and the food is fantastic. The best of several Austin Ethiopian eating places in my opinion. I recommend the vegetarian combo, the Doro Key Wat, and the Habesha Special Tibs is a great beef dish. The food is served Ethiopian communal-style in a large enamel plate in a basket. And as in most Ethiopian restaurant, the food is eaten with your hands using the injera bread. And the injera bread is very good, fresh and tangy.

So if you are looking for great Ethiopian food, good service and aren't too fussed about a posh ambience head to Habesha Restaurant & Bar. It is a little difficult to find tucked away in the southeast corner I-35 and 290 but Habesha is worth the search. Look for the Embassy Suites and it is just north of there.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Sharon I
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English first
Austin, Texas
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent tasting Ethiopian cuisine”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

We had the combo vegetarian platter, Beg Tibs (lamb) and Doro Key Wot (Chicken in a spicy sauce). All were very tasty and sufficient amounts are served. This is my 10th time in a Ethiopian restaurant in Austin and I have frequent two other restaurants here. However the environment and service has scope for improvement.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Ravi M
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67 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Just food place”
Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant lacks ambience or atmosphere, its spacious but very raw in appearance (even the waitresses were shabily dressed). What surprised us here was the taste of food, which was good compared to how it looked. If you are at this place be patient till you actually have the food, there are high chances you enjoy the rest.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank snehal_tatsme
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