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Argwings Kodhek Road near Elgeyo Mrakwet junction, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 3755418
09:00 - 00:00
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42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

Amazing Ethiopian food. Delicious to the last bite and very fresh juices available.. Another favorite spot when in Nairobi.

Thank Tariqa I I
Glenbrook, Australia
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144 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

We were a group of 13 on our final night in Nairobi. We sat outside in the gardens and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Fortunately we had a local who could order the food for us, so I didn't even look at the menu. We had the big platters of food and two side dishes, one of fish (which was delicious)... More 

1 Thank ShineSydneyAustralia
Saginaw, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Wow, we just came from Ethiopia so we were expecting good tasting food, but Habesha greatly exceeded our expectations. The shiro, key wat, and assam wat were all delicious! The shiro was spiced deliciously and so was the assam wat. We enjoy spice and the dishes were flavorful and had a good amount of heat also. They have dark and... More 

1 Thank Emellee
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

During a business trip to Nairobi for a scientific workshop with local partners, we had dinner in Ethiopian restaurant Habesha. The fact that our local partners had chosen this restaurant was already a very good sign, and I was not disappointed. Quite the contrary, we had a superb, authentic Ethiopian meal in a very nice atmosphere. Being a relatively large... More 

Thank Boris J
Nairobi, Kenya
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

Had dinner here with friends and we thoroughly enjoyed the ambience and food. Very well spiced and worth every penny

1 Thank SerahMucha
London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

I dined at Habesha during a work trip to Nairobi and was really impressed. My friend selected the dishes all of which tasted amazing, including the goat which I tasted for the first time. The restaurant has a lovely relaxed feel about it and you wouldn't think you were amid the hustle and bustle of Nairobi. Well worth a visit... More 

1 Thank Julie200
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

I always come here when I'm in Nairobi. No complaints. Beautiful food, nice people. Love the vegetarian plate, the shuro and the goat. Super affordable and fun.

Thank Granuille61
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

Habesha is an oasis behind a gate, an old bungalow whose gardens contain a warren of different huts, firepits, stalls and tables under scented trees. Fragrant woods burned on the little bonfires add to the aromas. It's informal and rambling, with charm and a sense of age, but the waiters are very efficient and we were served in a flash.... More 

Thank LonFam357
Nairobi, Kenya
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

The food here is consistently good and the price for food and drinks is fair. Service is also good though don't expect it to be professional. I particularly recommend the traditionally brewed coffee.

Thank Mel M
Fremantle, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015 via mobile

The ingera is incredible and the goat is to die for and probably the best bit:the coffee and popcorn ceremony. It is one of my favourites in nairobi

Thank freofoodie2005

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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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?