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574 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5Z8, Canada
+1 613-761-6120
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good44%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“injera” (11 reviews)
“kitfo” (2 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
African, Ethiopian
574 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5Z8, Canada
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

They’ve moved a bit east from the Rideau location to 99 Montreal Road which is across the river but is really the same road. There are way more tables and it’s a much nicer space but still the same smiling faces and great food. I...More

Thank Veganguy
Reviewed 20 November 2017

We love Ethiopian food but have been disappointed in the quality of the restaurants around town lately. When I was in a taxi recently, I asked the Ethiopian driver which place he liked best and he recommended Habesha and as luck would have it, it...More

Thank REL_11
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and the friendly waiter! Very good Ethiopian. Generous portions. Excellent injera and the liyu kitfo was awesome! Stella beer for ridiculously cheap price! We will be back.

Thank Martha C
Reviewed 4 October 2017

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 8 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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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