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574 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5Z8, Canada
+1 613-761-6120
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 are very friendly and the food is superb. We have eaten in many Ethiopian restaurants... More 

Thank _elle_michelle_l
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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
St. John's, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 people, we were quite stuffed; all for less than $30. They even made the lamb... More 

Thank Shannon A
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I have been there twice and was very satisfied ! Service is a bit slow that is true (not that slow though !! ) but it is for the only reason that this is NOT a chain restaurant ! So food takes the right amount of time to be cooked and ready to be served !! To try for sure... More 

Thank Vassili Z
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

The food was awesome. We ordered meat and vegetables which was served on injera bread. There was a variety of spiced vegetable and meats. All the sauces tasted different. It is a small restaurant with authentic food.

Thank Martin P
Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Found this online & B&B host recommended it. One in my party has had Ethiopian food so she knew this wasn't the best quality - said it tasted as if the food had been cooked/left on the burner too long and so had a sour-ish taste to it. The other 2 of us didn't enjoy it. It was also quite... More 

Thank Tish M
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

We were very impressed by this extrodinarily tasty cultural experience! The "bread" made with teff flour is wonderful for dietary restrictions.

Thank gfree_63
Laroles, Spain
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61 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

I arrived to a full restaurant on a rainy day and wanting something warm and spicy. No worries the owner gestured, come to the back room. So off we followed to a cosy backroom. We ordered a platter for 2 and were happy with the yummy curries and salads. And no lack of Injera, the bread used to eat with,... More 

Thank Markitoon
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

I had the vegetarian platter, it came with 7 different curries and a salad, and PLENTY of injera. Everything tasted amazing, especially the injera; I could eat if forever. The staff were friendly the food arrived fast and the prices were good. I can't wait to go back!

Thank frozenleaf
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Definitely the best Ethiopian restaurant in Ottawa and a great deal for dinner. The owners are super friendly and the food is great. Must try the kitfo (minced beef, kind of like beef tartar), veggie platter and lamb tibbs. Highly recommend if you're in Ottawa and looking for great Ethiopian food and/or a good deal.

Thank Michelle J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
African, Ethiopian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?