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Asmara

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African, Grill, Ethiopian
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386 Coldharbour Lane, London SW9 8LF, England
+44 20 7737 4144
Today
17:30 - 00:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 00:30
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Showing 36: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on a Wednesday and it was so lovely and relaxed. We sat in the arm chairs. It was just the right amount of busy with about three quarters of the tables full. The lady Janet was soooo lovely and filled us in on all the good we had and the spices of the coffee and how Eritreans eat... More 

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Thank Holly885
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

One of my favourite restaurants in London. Absolutely delicious Eritrean food, really friendly service. No pretension, just a great place and highly recommended.

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Thank Bukobalass
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I have been going to this restaurant for 18 years and it never fails to be one of the best eating experiences in London. Despite all the change happening around it, in this fast moving city, it remains true to the traditions of west Africa and the food, warmth, hospitality, good humour and service are really very hard to beat.... More 

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Thank Daniel S
Singapore
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

It opens till quite late everyday and I was really happy to find this restaurant at 11pm on a Sunday night. I was fortunate enough to have the last order there and I ordered a chicken dish. It was yummy and I had rice with it. The portion size is average, probably enough for a normal eater but it is... More 

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Thank MashiePotatoes
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

i wouldn't go there again the man who serve us had no manners and the food was horrible i actually left most of my food on the plate as i did not enjoy it

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Thank artistmanagement21
Paris, France
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

The little wait that you may endure on a busy evening is worth it. The staff is very friendly, the atmosphere is cozy and the food is a perfect balance of generosity and deliciousness. We've been there 3 times and we've always enjoyed it. The menus are very good value and are a perfect introduction to Eritrean/Ethiopian cuisine. The pop... More 

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Thank Ts D
Wantage, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

Liked the idea of Eritrean food, so went here with a friend. Very pleasant service, though could be slow at times. Food was very different and the style of eating with your hands was new to me. Will return if in the area. Reasonably priced

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Thank Andrew K
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Good food, friendly service and not expensive. We had to wait a little longer than we may have liked for the bill to arrive but the fragrant coffee sweetened the wait.

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Thank M S
shanghai
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510 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

We went with friends who are regulars and who have taken us here before. The food was once again very good and the service from Ganet excellent. We will return when in London again

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Thank toniShanghai
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

I love this place - the vegetarian set meal that is served on injera is great every time. It includes a traditional coffee ceremony that is a nice touch as well. I would definitely recommend.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35
Cuisine
African, Grill, Ethiopian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 00:30
Monday
17:30 - 00:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 00:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 00:30
Thursday
17:30 - 00:30
Friday
17:30 - 00:30
Saturday
17:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 386 Coldharbour Lane, London SW9 8LF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7737 4144

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?