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Brookside Grove | Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 725 151515
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“injera” (16 reviews)
“kitfo” (5 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Brookside Grove | Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The food is delicious. Definitely try the platter. The ambience is great. We didnt do a coffee ceremony but they have a separate area set up for it. The mixed platter is the best way to go if youre new there. The beef was a...More

Thank Jeena M
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We came to this restaurant following up TripAdvisor suggestions and we were not disappointed at all. The restaurant has a really nice setting. It's perfect to seat outside. We ordered the meal from one person which was really good. I particularly liked the non vegetarian...More

Thank Diana L
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Great ambience, very rustic and felt very authentic. Had never had injeera, but really liked it. A bit slow on service however, but the lady who served us was very warm and welcoming. The popcorn and coffee was an experience in itself.

Thank benson w
Reviewed 24 April 2017

My friend and I went to grab some Ethiopian food in my last trip to Nairobi and I had heard about the quality of Ethiopian food in Kenya given its proximity and the Ethiopian diaspora. Abyssinia is convenient and easy to get to so we...More

Thank Ben N
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Abyssinia in Brookside is an excellent restaurant. The place, tablecloths and environment in general is very local, with plastic on top of the tables and the material of the chairs covered as well with plastic, but that is the charm of the place!! We have...More

Thank Jimenairobito
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Abyssinia offers exotic Ethiopian cuisine serving delicious dishes ranging from the house specialty, Kitfo, and its variations, Doro Abyssinia and Doro Shekla Tibs. The restaurant is decorated with traditional Mesobs on antique Ethiopian stools.

Thank hikwam
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

the place is mostly set in a garden, and depending on the time of the year, it is good to bring a jumper. service is on the slow side, but totally sweet. food is absolutely gorgeous - best in class!

Thank Gilles_Hosch
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Abyssinia is a lovely restaurant that hasn't changed since I first went 5 years ago; the restaurant is in a nice quiet area of Nairobi not too far from Westlands. It was recommended by a work colleague back in 2012 and it was a pleasure...More

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Abyssinia is tucked away in a nice shaded compound. It is cool, sitting arrangements are simple and great for families or groups. The service is a bit slow though. Their food is authentic Ethopian cuisine, value for money, quality and portion wise,and juice is delicious....More

Thank serakabue
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We had a great meal at the Abyssinia. The food was extremely tasty and very nicely presented on a large platter on injera. It did take some time for the order to arrive. Several people ordered coffee after the meal, however, the waiter forgot because...More

Thank peonygarden
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Does it serve halal meat?
17 June 2017|
Response from peonygarden | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but I do not know. However, I have sent the question to the restaurant. If I receive an answer I will post it here.
Ahmed F
does this restaurant serve Halal Meat
17 June 2017|
Response from Eric S | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They do. 'Are very much used to it since the various communities in Nbo are manyfold. You can make sure by informing additionally about your request though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brookside Grove | Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 725 151515
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