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Habesha Restaurant

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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“injera” (6 reviews)
“red lentil” (9 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 1 April 2015

Habesha is a very small restaurant so book ahead. Despite being packed we did not find the noise level to be annoying. 4 of us shared 2 different entre's, 4 "mains" & desert & thoroughly enjoyed all of the dishes. The spicing is slightly different...More

1  Thank Noel D
Reviewed 26 March 2015

What a great first experience dining at Habesha Ethiopian Restaurant in Newcastle. The service is wonderful and the staff extremely friendly. The experience of personal hand washing was fun as you eat with your hands (cutlery can be provided if you require). The food choices...More

2  Thank Leanne H
Reviewed 17 March 2015

Habesha is a small restaurant, so it is worth booking. The food was fantastic, with a great selection of dishes available. We will definitely be back.

2  Thank pete23456789
Reviewed 10 March 2015 via mobile

Habesha was incredible this evening. From the hand washing ceremony to the lil basket the bill came in everything was great and cool. We came in at six thirty and the staff were a little clueless, they were still waiting for the previous service to...More

1  Thank Mark_H0lden
Reviewed 9 February 2015 via mobile

With the recent announcement that Newcastle airport is likely to go kinda International, you now have a place to take your discerning out of town friends. Congratulations to the young girls at the Habesha restaurant for trying out a new phenomenon of smiling at strangers...More

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 7 February 2015

So happy to have an Ethiopian restaurant in town! And a good one at that. The chicken curry was delicious and the black lentil dish was also very tasty. I want to go back and try to lamb, which they were all out of the...More

Thank AusTraveler2300
Reviewed 2 February 2015

Lovely food, reasonable prices. They had run out of some dishes at 8pm seating but what we ordered was lovely and reasonably priced about $60 for starter to share two mains and two desserts. A bonus it's BYO

Thank Emily K
Reviewed 20 January 2015 via mobile

We'd eaten at Ethiopian restaurants before, so were excited to see this restaurant recently open in Newcastle! We visited for lunch on a weekday, and enjoyed both a beef and lamb dish with the traditional sponges pancake. Both dishes had many pieces of meat and...More

1  Thank amanda k
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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
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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