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Brookside Grove | Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 725 151515
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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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 via mobile

I have been living in this city for about a year, trying all kind of venues and food. Abyssinia is by far the one with the best environment, the food is delicious and served un the tradicional way, I Even took a leap of faith...More

Thank sebastianhudson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rustic building (a former home) and helpful staff make this experience worthwhile. A large variety of entrees and sides available. If it's cold, dress warm; and if still chilled ask the staff to bring a small fire stove to your table.

Thank Douglas W
Reviewed 16 March 2018

The food is amazing especially for those who want experience Ethiopian Cuisine for the first time and for those coffee lovers out there, this restaurant offers aromatic flavour rich Ethiopian coffee.

Thank therinac2018
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

The food here is delicious and the serving is massive. We ordered the lamb and chicken Alicha - it was delicious and plentiful. We arrived around 9pm on a wet raining night. The tables where all full and areas of the roof was leaking, so...More

Thank ZaraIam
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

The service was very bad. We ordered vegetarian egg stew and it came cooked with beef in it. When we confronted the management, they claimed its not possible(we should have only found the meat midway through our meal) we discovered the beef on the first...More

Thank mimi m
Reviewed 19 February 2018

From the entrance the restaurant doesn't look very nice, I was really wondering if we are in the right place...we had lunch and I enjoyed the vegetarian platter which was quite decent, although not very tasty. I was expecting more, as everyone else was praising...More

Thank Cassandra R
Mikias A, Public Relations Manager at Abyssinia, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Thank you for trying us out Cassandra.

Reviewed 11 February 2018

The social value of eating Ethiopian is fabulous and when the food is both tasty and authentic you are in for a lovely evening. However, in qualifying for authenticism they have gone a notch too far here, since most of the furniture and buildings are...More

Thank Coldings
Reviewed 3 February 2018

This was one of my first experiences with Ethiopian food and it was incredible. We had the veggie platter and a side order of Shiro (tomato/chickpea curry).

Thank Sarah C
Mikias A, Public Relations Manager at Abyssinia, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you for your feedback Sarah. See you again, soon! :)

Reviewed 9 January 2018

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
Mikias A, Public Relations Manager at Abyssinia, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Thank you for your review Jackson. We hope you can visit us again soon, as we have given the restaurant a facelift that will match the great food. See you soon! Miki/Abyssinia

Reviewed 8 January 2018 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
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3 September 2017|
Response from peonygarden | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. Please call them to find out.
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
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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