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574 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5Z8, Canada
+1 613-761-6120
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good48%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“injera” (10 reviews)
“curries” (3 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian
574 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5Z8, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time eating ethiopian food and it was awesome! The restaurant is small and quaint, but the meals were HUGE in flavours! Great service, cheap drinks and just all around a delicious experience. We even enjoyed eating with my hands too! Highly...More

1  Thank Natasha C
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We loved this place! Delicious and authentic. We had a few dishes split between three. It was flavourful and so well priced. Super friendly service to boot!

Thank Ashli H
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

After reading all of the glowing reviews I expected a superior experience. It was not. Yes it was authentic and The food is good, but not close to being spiced the way one would expect. The beef and lamb were both tender but in identical...More

Thank DekkersTravels
Reviewed 3 December 2016

We moved to Ottawa 1 year ago and being vegan have struggled to find a good healthy dining experience. We happened to walk by Habesha and decided to try it for lunch. Since then, we have been frequenting it almost every 2 weeks. The staff...More

1  Thank _elle_michelle_l
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Habesha is very comfortable, casual, delicious & friendly. Generous portions and they happily bring second helpings. Thank you / Amesegenalgo.

Thank Martha P
Reviewed 23 October 2016

The food here was very good. We ordered the meat platter (their specialty), as well as a lamb dish (all served on top of and with injera). The platter included some meat, egg, and 3 types of lentils. This was more than enough for two...More

Thank Shannon A
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I have been there twice and was very satisfied ! Service is a bit slow that is true (not that slow though !! ) but it is for the only reason that this is NOT a chain restaurant ! So food takes the right amount...More

Thank Vassili Z
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

The food was awesome. We ordered meat and vegetables which was served on injera bread. There was a variety of spiced vegetable and meats. All the sauces tasted different. It is a small restaurant with authentic food.

Thank Martin P
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Found this online & B&B host recommended it. One in my party has had Ethiopian food so she knew this wasn't the best quality - said it tasted as if the food had been cooked/left on the burner too long and so had a sour-ish...More

Thank Tish M
Reviewed 1 July 2016

We were very impressed by this extrodinarily tasty cultural experience! The "bread" made with teff flour is wonderful for dietary restrictions.

Thank gfree_63
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 574 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5Z8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-761-6120
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