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Habesha Restaurant

181 King St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
+61 2 4929 1876
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“red lentil” (11 reviews)
“injera” (6 reviews)
“beef” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
181 King St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I booked a table for four for dinner for Saturday 24 th November one month in sdvance. I booked this far ahead because that was the weekend of the Supercars in Newcastle. I assumed it would be very busy that weekend so wanted to be...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Phil A
Reviewed 9 November 2018

This is a great eating experience, from the experience of washing your hands at the table to rolling your food up in crepe like pancakes and eating with your hands. Experience mild flavoursome Ethiopian curries. I have been to this restaurant 3 times now and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Ian B
Reviewed 5 November 2018

I have been to Habesha a number of times now, and the food and service is always great. I particularly recommend the kale and pumpkin! Try to avoid the early seating, especially if you're in a group, as you will feel rushed and pushed out...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank T1770PAlisak
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Lovely quaint little restaurant. Food, atmosphere and service was excellent. Great vegetarian options. Loved the ritual of cleaning of hands and then eating with our hands. Definitely book ahead. Wine list was good. Highly recommend. We will definitely be back.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sheena P
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

We came to Habesha tonight for the first time. Very impressed by the staff and service. Asked them what they recommended and very good choices. Very tasty and interesting flavours. Would love to return to try more of the dishes. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed 24 September 2018 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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Amanda J
Reviewed 17 September 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ffion89
Reviewed 6 September 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
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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

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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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