Reviews

My first time trying Ethiopian ...
My first time trying Ethiopian food and I loved it! Can't make a comparison to the other local Ethiopian places because I haven't been. Habesha has a lunch buffet M-F and it's reasonably priced so it's a good way to try some of their dishes out. My friends and I had the vegetarian sampler platter and it was more than enough for the f ... read more
Dee L. via yelp.com - Oct 13, 2017
Best Ethiopian restaurant in Austin!! Delicious food & great portions!!
Liebre Verde via google.com - Oct 12, 2017
I visited Austin from Dallas over the weekend. This was THE BEST Ethiopian food I’ve ever had! Great staff, clean environment, and the food was exceptional.
Shalon Feleke via google.com - Oct 8, 2017
Amazing food and coffee. Plates are huge, you definitely get your money's worth. Waitress was incredibly kind and friendly. Will definitely return.
Mara Nelson via google.com - Oct 7, 2017
Best Ethiopian Food I had since I was in Ethiopia a few years back.
Yoseph Tadesse via google.com - Sep 30, 2017
Authentic food (and our family is hard to please when it comes to Ethiopian food) served in pleasan
Authentic food (and our family is hard to please when it comes to Ethiopian food) served in pleasant surroundings ... read more
John T. Cummings via facebook.com - Sep 21, 2017
I come here regularly for the lunch buffet, and every time I eat their food I can taste the love in it. I leave feeling truly nourished. My five year old asks me to bring her here on lunch dates and once told me, "I am falling in love with this food". Hahaha. The owner is very kind and always asks me how everything is, and I usually ... read more
veritasante omnia via google.com - Sep 21, 2017
Wonderful Experience!
Have been in Austin this week for business and have been here twice in 3 days. Very unique and tasty home-cooked Ethiopian cuisine with excellent service. They were very helpful and attentive. Great vegetarian options also - the vegetarian sampler plate was wonderful. Nice decor...More ... read more
jenw2910 via tripadvisor.com - Sep 20, 2017
Wonderful experience!  We've been ...
Wonderful experience!  We've been in Austin for business this week and have been here twice in 3 days.  Very unique, home-cooked Ethiopian cuisine.  Excellent service and nice decor - modern yet with an Ethiopian touch.  The people are very helpful and nice.  Highly recommended!
Jen W. via yelp.com - Sep 20, 2017
Great lunch buffet ... read more
Emilie Prot via google.com - Sep 11, 2017
Excellent food and service!
Siddharth Dhaojekar via google.com - Sep 11, 2017
Used to be better - vegetarian platter was bigger, more family-style shareable. Service was more attentive, less distracted. Food was slightly better.
Max Hoberman via google.com - Sep 11, 2017
Delicious Ethiopian food! This place has amazing tea and lovely desert! What a find.
Tope Eletu via google.com - Sep 5, 2017
First time trying. Not bad at all the lamb and spices were great ... read more
rashad allen via google.com - Aug 29, 2017
The place is good and I like the fact that they serve injera made from 100% teff even if it is quite expensive ... read more
Fitsum Negussie via google.com - Aug 28, 2017
Loved this place! I've always wanted ...
Loved this place! I've always wanted to try Ethiopian food and I finally got a chance to do so while in Austin! Took a little bit of persuasion to get my girls to agree to it, and to be quite honest they flipped when they saw the outside of the establishment. But! On the inside it was beautiful, and smelled heavenly! The food was won ... read more
Brittani B. via yelp.com - Aug 21, 2017
I love everything ... read more
Antya Wale via google.com - Aug 18, 2017
Having spent part of my interesting ...
Having spent part of my interesting childhood in Ethiopia, I have a pretty good idea of what really good Habasha cooking is about and this place is it!  Doro Wat (wat's are stews) which is the national dish of the former Empire of Ethiopia was outstanding as were the rest of the offerings on the massive #12 platter.  We really enjoye ... read more
Melvis V. via yelp.com - Aug 13, 2017
Amazing restrant, many vegan&vegatarian options ... read more
Katy Engel via google.com - Aug 12, 2017
Wonderful food - highly spiced ...
Wonderful food - highly spiced (though for the most part not spicY). Veggie combo plus one meat feeds our family of four handily. Food is served family style on Ethiopian flatbread and is eaten without silverware. Service is relaxed (i.e. slow) but is friendly and helpful if you're new to the cuisine, and food comes out fast.
Sarah H. via yelp.com - Aug 1, 2017
Budget Taste ... read more
WAHEED ANWAR via google.com - Aug 1, 2017
Habesha is delicious! Unfortunately ...
Habesha is delicious! Unfortunately not only does Austin have minimal Ethiopian restaurant choices, most of them are not very good. Luckily Habesha is not only delicious, the restaurant appears clean and the staff are always friendly and helpful. We've ordered food to go and they've always done a good job of packing my multiple wots ... read more
Meera S. via yelp.com - Jul 31, 2017
Great food ... read more
Juliet Walters via google.com - Jul 26, 2017
Very poor service. Decent food. ... read more
Cindy Fenton via google.com - Jul 26, 2017
This is a good place to eat because I feel like I'm in Ethiopia. ... read more
Ashenfe Berta via google.com - Jul 23, 2017
Just amazing ... read more
martin hernando via google.com - Jul 23, 2017
Fantastic! My first time to have Ethiopian , and I was very good. The service was great too!
Fantastic! My first time to have Ethiopian , and I was very good. The service was great too!
Kevin Brown via facebook.com - Jul 15, 2017
This was my first time here and ...
This was my first time here and my experience was amazing!  The staff was incredibly nice, inviting and made sure I was okay the entire time. I would highly recommend this place if you haven't eaten here before! The decor inside was very pretty and traditional Ethiopian. 5 stars and I will be back!
Austin F. via yelp.com - Jul 13, 2017
Super tasty! It was a perfect introduction to Ethiopian cuisine.
William Wager via google.com - Jul 10, 2017
Love this restaurant! Their food ...
Love this restaurant! Their food is amazing and the atmosphere is very nice with beautiful decor. They have many options to choose from, both vegetarian options and meat options. I love everything about Habesha.
Nikki T. via yelp.com - Jul 3, 2017
A fantastic dining experience!
Andrew Willard via google.com - Jul 1, 2017
Came here on a Friday night around ...
Came here on a Friday night around 7 and there was no wait for a table. We ordered Ethiopian Honey Wine for the table and it was like liquid honey! I loved it. Definitely more of a dessert wine, though. My boyfriend and I shared the beef combo which was served on a huge injera (Ethiopian spongy bread). I thought it didn't look like m ... read more
Momo H. via yelp.com - Jun 30, 2017
Fantastic. They have a lunch buffet ...
Fantastic. They have a lunch buffet 11-2 weekdays. All the favorites Doro Wat (chicken stew) Key Siga Wat( spicey beef stew) my favorite. 9 dishes which half were vegan! to sample from plus enjera and salad...
David B. via yelp.com - Jun 26, 2017
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
Very very tasty food. The owner ...
Very very tasty food. The owner and staff are very polite. I usually get the vegetarian combo plate which includes all of their vegetarian dishes plus a small salad on a large piece of injera bread. My only complaint is that last time I ordered to-go, the portions were much smaller than dine-in. Other than that I always leave satisfi ... read more
Rob D. via yelp.com - May 2, 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
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