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Abyssinia

Brookside Grove | Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 725 151515
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“injera” (18 reviews)
“tibs” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
Brookside Grove | Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
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1 - 10 of 205 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here using an uber from our hotel and, when we arrived, we were a little nervous as this place looks slightly run down. Don't let this put you off! The food was amazing! The flavours and the quality of the food is not...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Laura862014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice, casual, cozy place with reasonable price , great tasting ethiopian. Food, service was a bit slow and would recommend mosquito repellant , as with other places in kenya.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank shahnoork
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great service and excellent meal! I was eager to taste the Ethio food in Kenya and I can say it's A+ at Abyssinia!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Rebecca F
Reviewed 25 November 2018

What this restaurant is lacking in ambiance, it substantially makes up for in terms of the flavors of its dishes and the quality of its food. This is not a place for dining alone as the portions are large and you will want to try...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank waverider681
Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Visited this place .. the food is amazing the presentation is good the service is ok but the place needs some serious cleaning and renovation.. maybe they want to preserve the Ethiopian tradition but used dirty napkins and dusty surfaces with smelly floors isnt exactly...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Mujahid_Dhaif
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

A no fuss, quiet and quaint restaurant serving authentic Ethiopian food. If you’re not familiar with the cuisine the staff is there to guide you through the menu. We had a non-vegetarian sharing platter for two and finished with Ethiopian coffee. The food is simply...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank radhikadutta
Reviewed 16 October 2018

We visited twice during a recent trip to Nairobi. Our friends took us down a side street, we turned into a dirt parking lot (with security, of course) to discover a lovely garden and a great indoor/outdoor restaurant. Very cozy and inviting. The service was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Rita L
Reviewed 17 September 2018

1st time trying Ethiopian cuisine, went in with an open mind. Informal setting, some may find unsettling, i was ok with that. The staff wasnt very welcoming and could have done more to explain the food to us, as we told them we were first...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank romanholiday28
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Abyssinia is my preferred place for Ethiopian whenever Sada and I are in the mood. Was there a couple of days ago to catch up on emails and have a little bit of out of office work time. Quiet and peaceful atmosphere with good internet...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JGadzirai
Reviewed 13 August 2018

I went for lunch on a weekday and the place was almost deserted, which I quite liked. It was a pleasant out of the way spot that was quiet and I had a seat next to the garden. The food was great and super reasonably...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank RustyReviewer
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Sun_TT1990
3 September 2017|
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Response from peonygarden | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. Please call them to find out.
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peonygarden
17 June 2017|
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Response from Mikias A | Property representative |
Yes, all our meals are Halaal.
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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
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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