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Habesha Restaurant

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181 King St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4929 1876
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“red lentil” (9 reviews)
“injera” (6 reviews)
“beef” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
181 King St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had dinner with a group of 8 and chose one of the banquet menus with our choices of entree and mains. Food was really nice and very authentic with the waitress cleaning hands with a jug of water. You eat the food with an...More

Thank Amanda J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Newcastle for one night and ate here in the evening following a recommendation of a local. We were told to book ahead. We were really impressed by the food and wine, and the bill was almost unbelievably low! Would definitely recommend to...More

Thank ffion89
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A terrific experience really liked the hand washing ritual. I would encourage anyone to ask for Some assistance in ordering if this experience is new for you so you ensure you enjoy your meal and order the right amounts Good value for money and lightning...More

Thank Kate M O
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Very pretty decor, gimmicky hand wash to start. A nice entre beef parcel BUT that was it! The rest was AWFUL ..lamb dish in greasy water and black lentil sludge that were both tasteless. Grey sloppy cold “bread” ... no idea what that was meant...More

1  Thank Wildhay1
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Have eaten here many times and the food is consistently good. Red lentils are a favourite and it’s a nicely different experience to eat with just your hands and the bread. I wish they provided an extra piece of bread per meal. Can be quite...More

Thank Thomas_JC4
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

I’d heard good things about Habesha and I adore Ethiopian food, so I was really excited to visit here. When looking at the menu I was pleased with the variety of options to try from, which all sounded delicious. The staff were helpful and accommodating...More

2  Thank AussieTraveller7787
Reviewed 8 June 2018

Have been to Ethiopia including remote townships so know what is eaten there and I can verify that this place is the closest thing you are likely to get in Australia to the real deal. Nice hand-washing ritual before eating (which is with your right...More

1  Thank Firsttimecruiser52
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The food is absolutely delicious, and the hand washing ceremony is really unique - all restaurants should do this! Service is very attentive and friendly, they have great wines too. I love that only a small amount of people can eat there at a time,...More

2  Thank Keirra J
Reviewed 21 March 2018

I planned lunch here on a Friday, took my family there, arrived at approximately 12pm. As there are no lunch or dinner times to be found on their website, I went off the Google review summary which clearly states that this restaurant is open for...More

Thank SlightlySweet
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Our family group thoroughly enjoyed this eating experience. Great taste, staff who couldn't do enough for all of us. This was a Saturday night and was a bit of a throng on the sidewalk and across the road is the scrumptuous icecreamery.

1  Thank ndibs
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maria b
19 May 2018|
Response from Debra L | Reviewed this property |
Most of the foods served would be coeliac friendly (I used to run a restaurant so not guessing here), but naturally it is always worth checking. Worth a visit!
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 King St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4929 1876
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