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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)
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
181 King St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2300, Australia
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Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Habesha was a great night. Fabulous service. Enjoyed the hand washing ritual at the table. The food was absolutely delicious and so many vegetarian choices . Please try it for yourself. Inexpensive ,quality , clean dining in a really fab atmosphere

Thank Dbestabell
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The Habesha was recommended to us for the food and experience and it definitely lived up tp the recommendation. Prices were very reasonable and it was BYO. We can't wait to go back again and will be recommending it to others.

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

With a partner who is vegan, finding a spot to eat becomes quite difficult especially when on a spontaneous dinner date. Deciding to ask if there was anything vegan available, we were pleasantly surprised that they could accommodate for various options. The flexibility, the service...More

Thank Erina F
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Came here for lunch with my sister. Cute little restaurant with nice decor and authentic music playing. I liked the hand washing at the table. We were the only customers there. Veg Sambusa entree nice. I had the beetroot salad. Could not even eat it....More

1  Thank Reneeandjohn
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Our first time eating Ethiopian, fantastic to have such variety in Newcastle. The red lentils were delicious and I would love to come back to try more of their vegetarian dishes. The lamb was cooked very well, just not to our tastes, would still return...More

Thank megan27lucy
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Wonderful little restaurant, great friendly service & the most delicious food. Super variety - especially for vegetarians. The amazing thing was not that it was so delicious but the flavours were different to anywhere else. So refreshing to have totally new delicious taste sensations -...More

Thank Foodie-hiker-camper
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Had a beautiful experience here. Ritual hand washing prior to eating delicious spicy red lentils and chicken wot with spongey injera bread with hands and a good bottle of byo red. Staff were lovely. Highly recommended.

Thank Ishbel C
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I've eaten at a number if Ethiopian restaurants iver yhe years but this one realky impressed me. It is located next yo the cinemas in King St and has always looked busy and appealing whenever I passed by. Friends suggested it on my last visit...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 21 January 2017

From beginning to end this was an amazing dining experience, I especially enjoy the Hamlin gift store set up in the corner. Great music, great food.

Thank emily v
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

We recently had a very enjoyable lunch at the Habesha. It was our first time at the restaurant and it was a very pleasant experience. We had one meat dish and one vegetarian dish to share and the Ethiopian spiced tea. The food was well...More

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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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