Reviews

Neat place, good selection of entrees and unlimited injera! Very affordable dinner for two.
Kaushik Gopalakrishnan via google.com - Jun 18, 2017
If you can't make it to Taste of Ethiopia north or south stop by here, it's so worth it and is fairly centrally located in terms of top Ethiopian restaurants of Austin.
Wini Griffin via google.com - Jun 15, 2017
Overpriced for what you get. I'd recommend some of the other Ethiopian places, while they place seems to be better kept then others, it service and quality is just not the best ... read more
Nathaniel Winkler via google.com - Jun 15, 2017
The food was good, there just wasn't enough protein choices on the buffet!
Deanna Vaughan via google.com - Jun 14, 2017
Enjoy Ethiopian food with a modern ...
Enjoy Ethiopian food with a modern interior at Habesha - despite its sketchy looking exterior. The service here was really slow..we came on a Friday night and there was only one waitress taking care of all the tables. For appetizers, we had the beef sambusa. One order includes two of these triangular fried goodness. $4 though? Kind o ... read more
Mimi L. via yelp.com - Jun 13, 2017
I'm friggin obsessed with this ...
I'm friggin obsessed with this place. I've never had better Ethiopian food anywhere and the service is SO great with just the nicest people, especially Michael. Great experiences here every time :) ... read more
Ayesha R. via yelp.com - Jun 11, 2017
Amazing food good price ... read more
Waqas Khan via google.com - Jun 6, 2017
Outstanding
Excellent Ethiopian food. A bit of a challenge to get to but doable with gps navigation. A must when in Austin. Our thanks for the referral.
John S via tripadvisor.com - May 31, 2017
Wonderful Authentic food. And best thing is they have great vegan options. I've been here 4 or 5 times and the food, service and ambiance are just the best.
Naradi Jacobs via google.com - May 31, 2017
The best!!! I've eaten Ethiopian ...
The best!!! I've eaten Ethiopian food from Houston to DC, and this is my fav spot. Got the veggie sampler platter alongside the tibs fitfit, wowed by both. Food is flavorful, spicy as you like, and an excellent value. The owners and waitstaff are kind and prompt.
Nicholas B. via yelp.com - May 25, 2017
Very delicious food, nice relaxing ...
Very delicious food, nice relaxing atmosphere. I have never had Ethiopian  food before and this may be my new favorite. The Tej (honey wine) was delicious and I am a dry red wine kinda woman. Definitely recommend everyone to try the food. Only con is there is only one waitress (Thursday night) so service is a little slow, but food co ... read more
Dee P. via yelp.com - May 25, 2017
Wonderful Authentic food. And best thing is they have great vegan options. I've new here 4 or 5 times and the foods and service and ambiance is just the best.
Naradi Jacobs via google.com - May 24, 2017
Very upscale place. Nice presentation. Small tables & chairs for children. Friendly staff.
Very upscale place. Nice presentation. Small tables & chairs for children. Friendly staff.
Aubrey McIntosh via facebook.com - May 18, 2017
The food was delicious (amazing). We got the sampler platter with an additional meat dish. The wait
The food was delicious (amazing). We got the sampler platter with an additional meat dish. The waitress was sweet and I think it was the owner that came out and asked us if everything was going well. The exterior doesn't look so great but once you walk inside it is very nice and they have the cutest little table and chairs for childr ... read more
Lisa Hill via facebook.com - May 18, 2017
Good for Ethiopian in Austin.
Isaiah Venzant via google.com - May 15, 2017
I love this place! I usually order ...
I love this place! I usually order with uber eats but I ordered takeout one day and saw they have a cute restaurant with a full bar. The food is amazing! So fresh and healthy with great injera. The owners are lovely too!
Courtney D. via yelp.com - May 12, 2017
This is the 3rd Ethiopian restaurant ...
This is the 3rd Ethiopian restaurant I've been to in Austin and it's by far the best. The food is awesome! I saw a couple flies buzzing around inside, but other than that quite clean. The hostess seated us and was friendly/attentive throughout our meal checking back to make sure everything was ok. The menu is simple and easy to under ... read more
Azan J. via yelp.com - May 8, 2017
We are the 5 meat sampler and the food was tasty and flavorful. We also had the Ethiopian hot tea which was delicious. The music was really loud when we were there which is why I give it a 4 instead of a five. Our waitress was super friendly and attentive. ... read more
Omar via google.com - May 5, 2017
Great food, environment and all. Come here for the lunch buffet or dinner and you will be very satisfied! I'd be happy to even come here for a drink!
Jahan Wadiwalla via google.com - May 2, 2017
Lovely food , served in style .
Nice food. was not very busy on Wednesday evening. Prompt and courteous service. I was trying ethiopian food and this restaurant for the first time. Overall experience ..worth recommending for a qualitydinner with family n friends ... read more
AnandNeha2006 via tripadvisor.com - May 1, 2017
Love, love, love this joint!  Authentic ...
Love, love, love this joint!  Authentic, friendly and satisfying...Habesha is on fire.  Lots of vegetarian options without missing the meat because of the spices!
Manny H. via yelp.com - Apr 29, 2017
This place was great! Super delicious! ...
This place was great! Super delicious! I love Ethiopian food and this by far did the trick. The honey wine was super sweet, I couldn't finish it.
Sophie J. via yelp.com - Apr 25, 2017
Can I hold hands with my boyfriend here? Yes. I'm gay, grew up conservative and always worry about the comments. I took my vegetarian boyfriend here for his birthday. We held hands, kissed and, well, were a couple. And you will never guess what happened. No one gave a damn. The food was delicious, waitress was great and not a person ... read more
Kurt Kaiser via google.com - Apr 22, 2017
Great flavors, service & ambiance. ... read more
John Foster via google.com - Apr 19, 2017
Pricey, but good. The server was very attentive and pleasant. Would have preferred a better quality
Pricey, but good. The server was very attentive and pleasant. Would have preferred a better quality hot tea option than Lipton's, which is bitter and unimpressive. An Ethiopian tea, such as Addis Shay Gold Label would be better, e.g. loose leaf with an infuser or tea ball. An Ethiopian restaurant should have Ethiopian tea.
Jon Randall Spradley via facebook.com - Apr 18, 2017
I used to like this place a lot ...
I used to like this place a lot earlier. We recently went there and ordered vegetarian platter. The food was food but portions were really small.
Esha K. via yelp.com - Apr 13, 2017
Habesha is excellent. I have had ...
Habesha is excellent. I have had the vegetarian platter a few times (the menu has changed from when I first started and the vegetarian platter has changed) and tried a few bites from most of the dishes on the meat platter.The injera is excellent with a nice tangy flavor and is deliciously moist. Like typical injera, it soaks up the d ... read more
Dushyant B. via yelp.com - Apr 11, 2017
We finally went for our first time last night! This is definitely one of our new go to spots. The f
We finally went for our first time last night! This is definitely one of our new go to spots. The food and service were both fantastic, and my husband also said his drink from the bar was excellent too.
Michele Frances via facebook.com - Apr 11, 2017
Can I hold hands with my boyfriend ...
Can I hold hands with my boyfriend here? Yes. I'm gay, grew up conservative and always worry about the comments. I took my vegetarian boyfriend here for his birthday. We held hands, kissed and, well, were a couple. And you will never guess what happened. No one gave a damn.The food was delicious, waitress was great and not a person c ... read more
Kurt K. via yelp.com - Apr 8, 2017
This place is so tasty, and the service is always warm and welcoming! i wish I lived closer!
This place is so tasty, and the service is always warm and welcoming! i wish I lived closer!
Candra Cole Adams via facebook.com - Mar 30, 2017
Nice food, beautiful waitress...
Milenko Jovicic via google.com - Mar 26, 2017
Great place to stop in with a large group. Really friendly service and delicious food.
Taylor Wilson via google.com - Mar 21, 2017
Wow one of the best African restaurants ...
Wow one of the best African restaurants in Austin. The meats, the curries & even the dosa type bread is so fresh & tasty! Try everything here especially the meat dishes, the vegetarian dishes were just meh.
Rohit H. via yelp.com - Mar 20, 2017
Quick & delicious! I had the vegetarian ...
Quick & delicious! I had the vegetarian combo, and although I was surprised that so many of the dishes are served cold, they were really good. My favorites on the plate were the Misir Wot (red lentils), the Kim Alicia Wot (yellow lentils), and the Shiro Wot (hummus). This is a great sampler for someone who is new to Ethiopian. The in ... read more
Sarah K. via yelp.com - Mar 19, 2017
Where the Ethiopians eat.... ... read more
John Green via google.com - Mar 18, 2017
First time Eithiopian Food
Had been driving past this place for some time. Would go to Thunderbird's to grab lunch and always thought I should try it. I moved from Austin but just returned on business and decided to go for dinner. Sits in a strip mall, however I learned in Austin do not judge by location. Inside very basic, however when you have such great ta ... read more
bmmwyo via tripadvisor.com - Mar 17, 2017
Great food and super nice folks!
Byron Attridge via google.com - Mar 9, 2017
They had excellent service and excellent food!!!
A Google User via google.com - Mar 7, 2017
They had excellent service and excellent food!!!
Almas S via google.com - Mar 6, 2017
This was my first time trying Ethiopian ...
This was my first time trying Ethiopian food.  It was pretty good and much better than I expected.  I especially enjoyed the red lentils (compliments of the Chef).  The location well light and open.  Much better than the last two restaurants at this location.
Nickie B. via yelp.com - Feb 26, 2017
Good Food with Nice Atmosphere
I went there with family and it was our first time with Ethuepian food!! It was soo good!! We loved the food and how they served it!! The service was perfect!! We took the big family dish with different kind of food and it was wow!! I recommend it to all ... read more
Martin A via tripadvisor.com - Feb 25, 2017
The food was delicious. Fish tidbits ...
The food was delicious. Fish tidbits was bomb diggity. My vegan gf even enjoyed a little bite. Also, they have good platters, which I love because obviously I love to taste all the different foods. Only downside is this place seems to understaff, thus super shitty service. One person filling water drinks, delivering food, hosting, an ... read more
Brett H. via yelp.com - Feb 16, 2017
Caution! Spicy and very delicious! Food made out of good quality products. Place is neat and clean. Authentic experience guaranteed!
Darnell Montiel via google.com - Feb 16, 2017
I love their vegan options. Great prices and people! Check them out!
I love their vegan options. Great prices and people! Check them out!
Sue Purr via facebook.com - Feb 16, 2017
My wife and I come to Habesha regularly. Fantastic food, great atmosphere, passionate people.
My wife and I come to Habesha regularly. Fantastic food, great atmosphere, passionate people.
Jeff Borchman via facebook.com - Feb 16, 2017
Good ethiopian food for Austin standards ... read more
A Google User via google.com - Feb 8, 2017
Excellent!
A Google User via google.com - Feb 8, 2017
Casual dining with great veggie options. Service can be slow ... read more
A Google User via google.com - Feb 8, 2017
Great atmosphere. Incense burning but not overwhelming. A lot of vegan buffet options. Great customer service. ... read more
Cassandra Lujan via google.com - Feb 3, 2017
Good ethiopian food for Austin standards ... read more
Vijai Baskar via google.com - Feb 3, 2017
Came for the lunch buffet. Injera, salad, collard greens, rice, potatoes, red lentils, beets and ca
Came for the lunch buffet. Injera, salad, collard greens, rice, potatoes, red lentils, beets and carrots, mild and spicy beef stew and chicken stew were on the buffet. Two kinds of desserts, baklava and a chocolate dessert. The food was tasty and well spiced. For the price, I would expect to have a larger variety of dishes. This is a ... read more
Rick Horn via facebook.com - Jan 26, 2017
Came on Wednesday for the lunch ...
Came on Wednesday for the lunch buffet. Salad, injera, lentils, collared greens, potatoes, rice, beets and carrots, spicy and mild beef stews, chicken stew. The flavors were good, spiced nicely. For the price I would have liked to have seen more variety. $27 for 2 buffet lunches and one soft drink. I wouldn't expect to pay more than ... read more
Rick H. via yelp.com - Jan 25, 2017
Tried this place in a whim and ...
Tried this place in a whim and will definitely be back. I'd never had Ethiopian food before, and the waiter was supernice explaining it to me. Had a vegetarian appetizer and entree, both delicious with just right amount of spiciness. Not expensive at all. They have what looked like a full bar, tv's on mute and African music playing. ... read more
Jay G. via yelp.com - Jan 24, 2017
I had never really been to an Ethiopian restaurant before. Glad I did. The spicy stewed red lentils (Misir Wot) and some tasty injera made for an excellent meal.
Mikel Bauer via google.com - Jan 23, 2017
Excellent!
Terence ODonnell via google.com - Jan 21, 2017
We had a great time dining here ...
We had a great time dining here.  We were looking for International cuisine to explore with friends.  This place really hit the spot.  The food was great and served in a manner to honor the traditions of the food.  We had a bit of everything and enjoyed it immensely.  The service was great and we'll be back.
L H. via yelp.com - Jan 17, 2017
Casual dining with great veggie options. Service can be slow ... read more
Joshua Hunsberger via google.com - Jan 15, 2017
Delicious food that feels authentic (not like I'd know authentic) without going too strange for someone trying Ethiopian for the first time. Loved the atmosphere and service. Real casual, good prices. Can't wait to come back.
Taylor Piske via google.com - Jan 14, 2017
Very good food especially if you ...
Very good food especially if you are in the mood for something different from your everyday stuff! And very friendly people. We will definitely be back ... read more
Jessica J. via yelp.com - Jan 12, 2017
I found the people working here ...
I found the people working here to be very friendly. The environment was clean and nice too. We got the vegetarian combo and the beef combo. The injera was spongey. Kind of like a cross between a crumpet and a flatbread. It had a slight sourdough taste. My favorite things were the soaked injera from the vegetarian plate (garlicky tas ... read more
Anna S. via yelp.com - Jan 9, 2017
Good food and nice place. The staff isn't helpful albeit a little unfriendly. ... read more
A Google User via google.com - Jan 8, 2017
First time for me. Very open and spacious. Clean, the decor is vibrant. The food was excellent.
First time for me. Very open and spacious. Clean, the decor is vibrant. The food was excellent. Waitress was friendly and welcoming. Overall, a palate-pleasing experience.
Shawn Neely-Otts via facebook.com - Jan 4, 2017
Good food and nice place. The staff isn't helpful albeit a little unfriendly. ... read more
Blake Martin via google.com - Dec 11, 2016
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