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Brookside Grove | Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 725 151515
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Brookside Grove | Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is superbly delicious...what jewelers would call 'hand crafted' cuisine. Though the Decor and ambiance is a little lacking in taste, you easily forget once the platter is in front of you. Staff are also very helpful.

Thank Jackson M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can eat shiro and injera every day of the week and still crave it in-between meals. What Abyssinia lacks in decor, it makes up for in it’s food. The vegetarian platter is a good place to start if you’re a novice to this cuisine....More

Thank HeMits
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived at Noon and my family were the only customers in the place. Very unassuming and unrefined sort of atmosphere. The food was excellent! We had the combination platter for 4/5 people for 4,000/-. We also had a mix of white and brown injera. All...More

Thank Nathan R
Reviewed 14 November 2017

We asked the staff to help with the order, they were able to suggest the best combinations that would satisfy both omnivore, vegetarian and vegan requests. The shared plate was perfect and the combinations delicious, accompanied by freshly made juices and by the extremely nice...More

Thank Bianca1Mo
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Visited with friends, food was average as we went for a mixed platter for 4 people. Restaurant was pretty empty. The service wasn’t delivered with a smile and that could be better.

Thank MGRother
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Well, just like the title of my review, it's literally the worst Ethiopian food I've ever had, and that's coming from the U.S.; I've been eating it over 30+ years now and at restaurants all over the world. The food was flavorless, and the service...More

1  Thank deborahmL3233QP
Mikias A, Public Relations Manager at Abyssinia, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2017

Dear Deborah, Please please please do not promote other establishments on our profile. You are entitled to your opinion and expression of said opinion, of course. As for the food lacking flavor.... :)

Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Visited Abyssinia for dinner.Waited an hour and a quarter for our food!,the staff didn't care even though we asked numerous times where our food was.To make matters even worse they ripped us off with the bill.Everybody in Nairobi accepts U.S. Dollars as payment and the...More

Thank cooper017
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Well, what to say....first of all service is REALLY bad, they were more interested to watch the football game displayed on tv than helping us to choose what to eat. The coffee ceremony not worth it, the coffee taste really good but the girl that...More

Thank Carine P
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Dining Al Fresco in a little refuge from the city, leaves the hustle and bustle far behind. The service is excellent, and the food is great - and very plentiful, as it tends to be! Only one drawback as far as I can see: no...More

Thank Poveshom
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

I ate the Ethiopian food for first time . Abyssinian gave the nice treat of flavours to the first timer . It's very near to Indian palate . Experience was lovely

Thank purath
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brookside Grove | Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 725 151515
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