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“Unique Flavoursome Dining Experience”
Review of Habesha Restaurant

Habesha Restaurant
Ranked #65 of 666 Restaurants in Newcastle
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Ethiopian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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 each time it delivered on expectations. The only down side is the wine list, which is limited with poor quality selections. The staff are friendly and helpful. The atmosphere is open, casual and chatty. All round great flavoursome unique eating experience

Date of visit: October 2018
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Thank Ian B
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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 of the restaurant, which is never a pleasant feeling. Always book it advance, because the seating area is small, but if you can't get a table you can always get takeaway.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Thank T1770PAlisak
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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
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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
Thank JJILA
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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 Ethiopian bread which is like a doughy pancake. You spoon food onto the bread and eat that way. No knives or forks. Food was very nice and plenty of subtle spices. Plenty of wine or beer to choose from but no spirits. Prices were quite cheap with the banquet around $25pp and plenty to eat.
Definitely worth visiting

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Amanda J
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