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574 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5Z8, Canada
+1 613-761-6120
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good45%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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African, Ethiopian
574 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5Z8, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went in with a moderate sized family group not knowing what to expect. The service was really good, waiter explained everything. The food was wonderful! We were all quite full when we left. Good food, good atmosphere, great price.

Thank Ron T
Reviewed 10 August 2017

This is the best Ethiopian town. I have a great experience each time I go. The food is fresh and the service is great. Awesome, cozy spot for a date.

Thank Winston L
Reviewed 9 August 2017

One does not go to Habesha for the decor or the service, you go for the food and reasonable prices. Habesha has the best tasting Ethiopian food in Ottawa made fresh daily, no recycling of yesterdays special here. Due to the fact that many dishes...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 9 July 2017

I was alone but overdid it with a platter for two. Everything was super, and I finished the whole thing. Strangely I was the only diner but I thoroughly enjoyed the quiet meal. The stews were perfect and very satisfying. Service was quick and the...More

Thank Veganguy
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

This was our first time eating ethiopian food and it was awesome! The restaurant is small and quaint, but the meals were HUGE in flavours! Great service, cheap drinks and just all around a delicious experience. We even enjoyed eating with my hands too! Highly...More

1  Thank Natasha C
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We loved this place! Delicious and authentic. We had a few dishes split between three. It was flavourful and so well priced. Super friendly service to boot!

Thank Ashli H
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

After reading all of the glowing reviews I expected a superior experience. It was not. Yes it was authentic and The food is good, but not close to being spiced the way one would expect. The beef and lamb were both tender but in identical...More

Thank DekkersTravels
Reviewed 2 December 2016

We moved to Ottawa 1 year ago and being vegan have struggled to find a good healthy dining experience. We happened to walk by Habesha and decided to try it for lunch. Since then, we have been frequenting it almost every 2 weeks. The staff...More

1  Thank _elle_michelle_l
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Habesha is very comfortable, casual, delicious & friendly. Generous portions and they happily bring second helpings. Thank you / Amesegenalgo.

Thank Martha P
Reviewed 23 October 2016

The food here was very good. We ordered the meat platter (their specialty), as well as a lamb dish (all served on top of and with injera). The platter included some meat, egg, and 3 types of lentils. This was more than enough for two...More

Thank Shannon A
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 574 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5Z8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-761-6120
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