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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%
Travellers talk about
“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 10 August 2017

Very cosy and welcoming vibe when entering the restaurant. Staff were pleasant and our waitress was very knowledgeable and very helpful explaining the menu and the ritual of hand washing prior to eating. We ordered three dishes lamb, chicken and a vegan dish, which was...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank clob_16
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

It's been a long time since we've had an Ethiopian meal, and Habesha didn't disappoint. Four of us shared Vegetable and Beef Sambusas (similar to samosas), and then tried four different mains:- Doro Wot (chicken) Siga Wot (beef) Miser Wot (red lentils) Gomen be duba...More

Date of visit: August 2017
3  Thank Jofish66
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Great impressions from when I first walked in the door . A really cozy feel and a lovely warm welcome . Was shown to my table and was a little bit worried about the menu as I hadn't really eating this type of food before...More

Date of visit: August 2017
2  Thank Michelle K
Reviewed 3 July 2017

My wife and I visited the Habesha with friends for dinner. I must be honest here, that I wouldn't have picked an Ethiopian restraint and really didn't know what to expect. Luckily our friends had been a few times and we let them pick all...More

Date of visit: June 2017
1  Thank lucky4o9
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

I visited with a friend for lunch. We chose to share a chicken wot plus the kale and pumpkin dish. From the moment we washed our hands and sampled our first mouthful we were hooked. The bread iz like a tangy crepe that is the...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Deborah R
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We went there on a Friday night so we can only get a one hour seating so that went really quick so hopefully they could give you at least two hour seatings. Habesha is a great way for everyone to experience Ethiopian culture and food....More

Date of visit: June 2017
1  Thank Annika D
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We visited Habesha on a special double date night (kid free) in May 2017. This was our first Ethiopian dining experience and safe to say it won't be our last. We enjoyed our meal immensely and found the cosy atmosphere perfect to catch up with...More

Date of visit: May 2017
2  Thank chrisg276rec
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

The server Monique was amazing and even offered to take so.e photos for us She explained the whole process to us and recommended some awesome dishes such as the red lentils and the beef She was so friendly and Bubbly and will definitely come back...More

Date of visit: May 2017
1  Thank Sarina P
Reviewed 5 May 2017

A small welcoming restaurant. Staff friendly and informative. A delightful meal, vegetarian entree, chicken, lamb and black lentil dishes with injera bread sufficient for a delicious meal for the four of us. Good value and we will certainly be back. Booking well beforehand is a...More

Date of visit: May 2017
2  Thank Rae T
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Make sure you go..flavours..choice of meals..experience eating with your left hand with most interesting sour dough bread..just entering the restaurant is an experience itself.

Date of visit: April 2017
2  Thank susanbaines57
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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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