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Abyssinia

Brookside Grove | Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 725 151515
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Overview
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“injera” (18 reviews)
“kitfo” (5 reviews)
“bread” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Brookside Grove | Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
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11 - 20 of 172 reviews

Reviewed 2 May 2017

Great ambience, very rustic and felt very authentic. Had never had injeera, but really liked it. A bit slow on service however, but the lady who served us was very warm and welcoming. The popcorn and coffee was an experience in itself.

Thank benson w
Reviewed 24 April 2017

My friend and I went to grab some Ethiopian food in my last trip to Nairobi and I had heard about the quality of Ethiopian food in Kenya given its proximity and the Ethiopian diaspora. Abyssinia is convenient and easy to get to so we...More

1  Thank Ben N
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Abyssinia in Brookside is an excellent restaurant. The place, tablecloths and environment in general is very local, with plastic on top of the tables and the material of the chairs covered as well with plastic, but that is the charm of the place!! We have...More

Thank Jimenairobito
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Abyssinia offers exotic Ethiopian cuisine serving delicious dishes ranging from the house specialty, Kitfo, and its variations, Doro Abyssinia and Doro Shekla Tibs. The restaurant is decorated with traditional Mesobs on antique Ethiopian stools.

Thank hikwam
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

the place is mostly set in a garden, and depending on the time of the year, it is good to bring a jumper. service is on the slow side, but totally sweet. food is absolutely gorgeous - best in class!

Thank Gilles_Hosch
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Abyssinia is a lovely restaurant that hasn't changed since I first went 5 years ago; the restaurant is in a nice quiet area of Nairobi not too far from Westlands. It was recommended by a work colleague back in 2012 and it was a pleasure...More

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Abyssinia is tucked away in a nice shaded compound. It is cool, sitting arrangements are simple and great for families or groups. The service is a bit slow though. Their food is authentic Ethopian cuisine, value for money, quality and portion wise,and juice is delicious....More

Thank serakabue
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We had a great meal at the Abyssinia. The food was extremely tasty and very nicely presented on a large platter on injera. It did take some time for the order to arrive. Several people ordered coffee after the meal, however, the waiter forgot because...More

Thank peonygarden
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Well, to start with, we ate biased as we believe that Ethiopian food is very underrated. The smooth and strong flavors are distinctive. This place offers great good, friendly staff and quiet atmosphere. What else can you ask for!

Thank The_Egyptian_Couple
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Extraordinary food, unobtrusive service, relaxed vibe, nice small playground; a delightful family evening. Try it. Unfamiliar can be very good,

Thank David B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
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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