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“Very fun!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of 2000 Habesha Cultural Restaurant

2000 Habesha Cultural Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 255 Restaurants in Addis Ababa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: African, Ethiopian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very fun!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

I went here with a couple of my Ethiopian friends and we had a great time. First of all, tej (honey wine) makes everything just a little more fun. It was amusing that ours came in a Jack Daniel's bottle that night. Nice reusing of resources.

The atmosphere here is laid back despite the expansive space, and you are guaranteed to have fun. The food was pretty good. I really enjoying the beyenet here. We had a nice mix of miser, shiro, veggies, and something that I think was doro wat.

The dancing was incredibly high energy and I loved the interactive aspect of it. Clearly, they know that foreigners find their dancing intriguing (lots of cool shoulder motions), and they go around the room encouraging people to dance with them. There were parts where I felt like the rhythm was a bit off, but it really didn't matter.

As a visitor, I really think you should visit this place (or any other "traditional" restaurant) at least once. You will have a great time.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Nairobi, Kenya
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

Veeery nice Ethiopian traditional food and ridiculously "average" prices. Good VALUE. Highly recommended. The entertainment makes it even more worth the while.

Visited April 2014
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Mombasa, Kenya
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Lovely place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

Nice food.
Good traditional music and dance.
Lots of space to move around. be ready to eat anjera...not much else on the menu

Visited May 2014
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NW England
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Expensive food but interesting dancing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2014

I had seen lots of Ethiopian dancing when Im lived Iaddis 45 years ago but took a friend who was visiting the country for the first time. The dancing was interesting but very geared yup to geting the ciustomers on their feet(especially the Japanese and Koreans) and being given generous tips. The food was disappointing. it was expensive and not too much of it. The Ethiopian Fasting Food was fine but the doro wat an absolute disgarce with ONE scrawny chicken wing and one egg in lots of sauce.

Visited March 2014
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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85 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Great show, not so great food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

The show is great, lots of top quality dancing and music and entertainment, though the crowd interactions feel a bit like being on a cruise ship or something like that. The buffet, which was the only option presented to us, was very overpriced and not very good. You'll get better food almost anywhere else and pay 80% less. I'd take a pass if offered a second chance to go.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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