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Brookside Grove | Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 725 151515
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Brookside Grove | Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
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11 - 20 of 167 reviews

Reviewed 21 March 2017

Abyssinia is a lovely restaurant that hasn't changed since I first went 5 years ago; the restaurant is in a nice quiet area of Nairobi not too far from Westlands. It was recommended by a work colleague back in 2012 and it was a pleasure...More

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Abyssinia is tucked away in a nice shaded compound. It is cool, sitting arrangements are simple and great for families or groups. The service is a bit slow though. Their food is authentic Ethopian cuisine, value for money, quality and portion wise,and juice is delicious....More

Thank serakabue
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We had a great meal at the Abyssinia. The food was extremely tasty and very nicely presented on a large platter on injera. It did take some time for the order to arrive. Several people ordered coffee after the meal, however, the waiter forgot because...More

Thank peonygarden
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Well, to start with, we ate biased as we believe that Ethiopian food is very underrated. The smooth and strong flavors are distinctive. This place offers great good, friendly staff and quiet atmosphere. What else can you ask for!

Thank The_Egyptian_Couple
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Extraordinary food, unobtrusive service, relaxed vibe, nice small playground; a delightful family evening. Try it. Unfamiliar can be very good,

Thank David B
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Abyssinia is set in luck green gardens around Brookside in Nairobi's westlands area offering great Ethiopian food. The variety and taste takes you back to restaurants in Addis Ababa. Try the coffee after your meal as you watch the coffee ceremony.

Thank Lucy A
Reviewed 10 February 2017

With well thought out sharing platters for mixed groups, Abysinnia takes all the work out of ordering for you but keeps the authenticity. It is relaxing with lots of trees, great traditional music and a coffee ceremony after you feast. Never too crowded and the...More

Thank Melissa J
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Absolute yumminess, for 1/3 of European prices. Traditional setting, crockery, and utensils, huge portions, great atmosphere and great quick service. It is located slightly out of the way but worth the trip and search. Take a variety of dishes (a combination), especially if you have...More

Thank martakX9112RP
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Best Ethiopian food ever. With 20 inch flat bread with all kinds of chicken, mutton and other local dishes poured on the bread, to be eaten without any cutlery from the same big plate, phew, should not miss this one.

Thank mahtab a
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Years of feasting at the restaurants of their Ethiopian competitions, we've now finally managed to try the Abyssinia as well. Somehow it was always off our usual ways across Nairobi, and, for sure, it is a bit hidden located. Along a bigger highway, though accessible...More

Thank Eric S
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17 June 2017|
Response from peonygarden | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but I do not know. However, I have sent the question to the restaurant. If I receive an answer I will post it here.
Ahmed F
16 June 2017|
Response from Eric S | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They do. 'Are very much used to it since the various communities in Nbo are manyfold. You can make sure by informing additionally about your request though.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Brookside Grove | Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 725 151515
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