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It was our first time eating Ethiopian food. We missed the buffet but we are glad we did. The veget
It was our first time eating Ethiopian food. We missed the buffet but we are glad we did. The vegetarian platter gave us enough variety to try different dishes and share. There were some meat curry dishes on the menu that some people around us ordered that looked real good too. Will try that next time. This cuisine is quite underrat ... read more
Pooja Vaid Bishnoi via facebook.com - Jan 16, 2018
Amazing food! I always walk away full and happy. Try the Tej wine, it is so good.
S.D. Schultz via google.com - Jan 13, 2018
So flavorful. We will continue to cone back and bring friends and family. An abundance of delicious food for a great price!
Kat E via google.com - Jan 9, 2018
it was good while it lasted
I thoroughly enjoy Ethiopian food and this restaurant seemed perfect, it is in my area, the food received rave reviews and the setting was rather lovely. The first time I dined was with friends and the food, true to the hype, was quite nice. the...More ... read more
isluecke123 via tripadvisor.com - Jan 6, 2018
Love this place. Very fresh. Excellent lamb (not gamey). Cheap Jameson's ;) ... read more
John K via google.com - Jan 6, 2018
Authentic, well priced ... read more
Tim Branaman via google.com - Dec 31, 2017
The food was great. The service not so good, and I believe we were overcharged. I usually check the bill, but today I was distracted and my husband didn't check it. When I asked him how much be paid he said 80 dollars!!! We have never paid this amount not even in very exclusive and selected places.
Patricia Rios via google.com - Dec 29, 2017
The food was great and I️t was ready quickly!
Emily Gibson via google.com - Dec 14, 2017
Nice atmosphere, great food, fun experience using your hands and nice staff. Dark Ethiopian beer was also great.
Erika G via google.com - Dec 9, 2017
Amazing food.
Julian Lanza via google.com - Dec 4, 2017
I love this place so much! I'm not vegetarian, but frequently I end up with nothing but veggies cause they are SO GOOD. They've also got gluten-free injera (the bread), though I'm not sure it's officially on the menu. If you drink the tej (honey wine) is delicious!
Audrey Halm via google.com - Dec 1, 2017
I went here over the weekend and ...
I went here over the weekend and it was completely dead (i guess not many people are eating at 4pm on a Sunday?) so I was a little worried but I knew the Yelp reviews were good. This place didn't disappoint! It has been a while since I've eaten Ethiopian food so I ordered the vegetarian platter which was a great way to try a bunch of ... read more
Eva R. via yelp.com - Nov 27, 2017
First time to try Ethiopian food. My friend from Tanzania was visiting on business and I wanted to see if Austin food was as good as home.."Very close". Simple and tasty. I will go back ... read more
bad girl dog via google.com - Nov 24, 2017
my eyes are always bigger than ...
my eyes are always bigger than my stomach when it comes to deliciois ethiopian food. i stopped at habesha after determining driving to north austin from the airport during rush hour was nonsensical. what was sensical? the meat combination in mah belly while I waited for traffic to subside. best beef-and-collards decision I've ever ma ... read more
Danny D. via yelp.com - Nov 21, 2017
Good food. Portion doesn't justify pricing.
Ben Linke via google.com - Nov 20, 2017
Nice food. was not very busy on ...
Nice food. was not very busy on Monday for lunch . Prompt and courteous service.I was trying ethiopian food and this restaurant for the first time. Overall experience worth recommending for quality lunch ... read more
Keith F. via yelp.com - Nov 13, 2017
I came here with my co-workers ...
I came here with my co-workers who never had Ethiopian food. We decided to get their lunch buffet for $10.99, and we absolutely loved it! The meat curries were very flavorful, full of spices, and not hot spicy at all! The owners are super nice, and makes you feel at home. I recommend this place to anyone who wants to try Ethiopian fo ... read more
Fariba A. via yelp.com - Nov 9, 2017
I came here with my co-workers who never had Ethiopian food. We decided to get their lunch buffet for $10.99, and we absolutely loved it! The meat curries were very flavorful, full of spices, and not hot spicy at all! I recommend this place to anyone who wants to try Ethiopian food.
Fariba Ahmed via google.com - Nov 9, 2017
First time eating Ethiopian food. Delicious. I didn't use silverware so a little messy but really g
First time eating Ethiopian food. Delicious. I didn't use silverware so a little messy but really good. I'm sure they have silverware if you ask.
Austin Ward via facebook.com - Oct 31, 2017
Awesome Ethiopian food. I love to come back ... read more
Angith Menon via google.com - Oct 26, 2017
I came over for lunch from a conference ...
I came over for lunch from a conference at a nearby hotel. The lunch buffet was fantastic. The two staff I saw were friendly and prompt. This place deserves to be a lot more crowded than it was when I visited.
Kelcy A. via yelp.com - Oct 24, 2017
By far one of the coolest cuisines ...
By far one of the coolest cuisines I have tried! This place had a super relaxing vibe, and the service was wonderful! I got the vegetarian platter, which fed 3 people, and it was amazing. It really remainder me of Indian food. You basically get a really big piece of this thin, crepe like bread, and eat it with different spiced vegeta ... read more
Shivani M. via yelp.com - Oct 23, 2017
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
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