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Horn Of Africa

364 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5Y8, Canada
+1 613-789-0025
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good44%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“injera” (7 reviews)
“lamb” (4 reviews)
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12:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
364 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5Y8, Canada
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

If you're hungry and looking for filling and tasty food, this is the place! It's very authentic, spicy is spicy and it smells and feels like being in Africa, I love it. Our vegetarian platter came super fast, and I couldn't believe the price. And...More

Thank Yannick D
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Love this place! I'm obsessed with the Vegetarian platter which comes with a variety of lentil & chickpea dishes served over injura bread. I have also had the meat dishes in the past which are all equally amazing. I get takeout from here regularly, great...More

Thank Sara J
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Have been here before while visiting Ottawa and since it was near my hotel wanted to try again. Had some issues with our waiter as he kept insisting we should order the combination platters. Have had Ethiopian food before and wanted to try something not...More

Thank arborgmadman
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Good food and cheap beer. Many choices of platters. I ordered a mixed meat platter, and loved all the sauces.

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Been going to Horn of Africa since 1999. Moved away so now, when I visit, it's a great treat. Foods still consistently amazing!!

Thank mahalia1980
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This restaurant used to be one of our favourite restaurants in Ottawa. Not sure if the ownership has changed or chefs, but the food is definitely not what it used to be. The service was super slow - we sat for at least 15 mins...More

1  Thank Bessie134
Reviewed 19 January 2017

This is a place where I come once or twice every year with the same pleasure and excitement for their delicious food. You will enjoy the experience if you are comfortable eating with your hands, without utensils, and if you do not need fancy seating...More

Thank Bogdan N
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

My friend and I decided as we were walking down the street to check in to try this restaurant. We both are vegetarian and saw they had a platter for 2 with all vegetarian options. The overall menu sounded very appetizing and the prices were...More

Thank Shay D
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Blegh bleghh, spicy Blegh. The"bread" it is served on was disgusting, legit water and flour... The food looks like a mishmash of God knows what and tastes like it too. The spiciness is retarded and meant to kill people. I can't see myself going there...More

Thank Ricardo V
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Upon first look, the restaurant may throw you off kilter...it may not look the best, but the food was fantastic! Yes, you will have to overlook the cleanliness of the facility...it could use some TLC in all aspects of building maintenance. But what really matters,...More

Thank Troy W
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15 July 2015|
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Response from elminowski |
Actually no - I ended up calling the restaurant, and while injera CAN be made with teff flour, it's not here, so no GF option.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 364 Rideau St, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 5Y8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-789-0025
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