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Argwings Kodhek Road near Elgeyo Mrakwet junction, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 3755418
09:00 - 00:00
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Washington, United States
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here with several business associates. Enjoyed the food and the laid back atmosphere. Service was good, and the prices were very reasonable. Best Ethiopian food I have had outside Ethiopia!

Thank Ari R
Nairobi, Kenya
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

my first Ethiopian food experience... was very tasty, however the next few days I was suffering from intense food poisoning. I would return, but haven't brought myself to do so just yet!

Thank Christoph S
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

food is awesome and the stuff are so friendly enjoyed every thing injera is very good for real and the food worth the money

Thank Tamer G
Nairobi, Kenya
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I have visited here a few times now and each time I have enjoyed the food very much. Nice and relaxed atmosphere to eat, drink or both! Staff very obliging and nothing is too much trouble for them! Sometimes the place is very busy even during the day but still the food arrives without any long delays! I will be... More 

Thank RR1250
London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

very good unique food served in a traditional way. The waiter was a dude with very poor body language and a take it or leave it attitude. He lectured me when i put a used hand tissue in my finished plate. I didnt know where to put it. But he was outright disgusted and told me never to do that... More 

Thank BeatyO
Buckeye, Arizona
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149 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

I've never had authentic Ethiopian food ... and Habesha was great !! Great setting with outdoor dining in a charming courtyard. Tasty food with a variety of wonderful flavors and seasonings. We ordered a huge platter with sponge bread and a variety of dishes including goat, chicken, and vegetables. All the flavors were wonderful. Safe, comfortable and charming location.

Thank ArizonaJT
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

I've been to Habesha a few times over the years, and recently went with a large group on a business trip. It reminded just how good this place is! If you want to share huge injera among friends, with lots of tasty sides, this is the place for you! Atmosphere is nice and spacious, friendly staff and the food is... More 

Thank Kenneth E
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I am not an Ethopian food expert, but the food here was good and quantities are large. Also, its a place you should go with friends or family as you would need to share food and eat from the same big plate, so probably not a place to go with acquaintances or work friends.

Thank 1sm58
Phoenix, Arizona
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We ate here while staying in Nairobi for a mission trip. There were about 8 of us so we had a lot different dishes to share. Everything on the table was excellent. The staff was friendly. We ate here twice and it was good both times.

1 Thank JeffVinck
Nairobi, Kenya
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

If you like spicy food as well as eating with your hands then this is the right place. The range of Ethiopian dishes offered is excellent and well prepare. I went there with some friends and the service was quick and the food even better. It is a must try for anybody looking for and interesting dinning experience.

Thank Caroline K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Argwings Kodhek Road near Elgeyo Mrakwet junction, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 20 3755418

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