Habesha Ethiopian Restaurant and Bar

5 reviews
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$30 and under
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In the perfect, most beautiful setting, can exist only the most amazing restaurant. Whether you’re planning an intimate meal, a dinner party or a business event, Habesha has the space to cater to your needs in a peaceful, relaxed, yet elegant environment. Habesha is a family business established in 2013. Habesha is situated in IH 35, Austin, TX and is owned and managed by husband, Yidnekachew Fantu and wife, head chef Selam Abebe. Habesha is a term Ethiopians and Eritreans use to refer to themselves. Habesha is a term of pride and used to eliminate the distinction between different tribes and celebrate unity as people of the same region. Ethiopian cuisine is traditionally served on a large, thin, sourdough pancake called injera. Injera is a yeast-risen flatbread with a unique, slightly spongy texture, made from teff. The traditional way of eating is with fingers, from a large plate with the injera placed on the plate and the variety of dishes decoratively arranged around it.
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Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The restaurant is very clean and makes a very good impression as you enter. As novices to Ethiopian cuisine we relied on the waiter to help us with the order. The food was very good and the servings were ample. We didn't exactly know how to eat it, but once we learned that you pick it up using the bread served with the entree, all was well.

It is worth the trip and we expect to return.

1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was wonderful. We were celebrating two birthdays at the time and they brought out two individual cakes for us to eat. The food was obviously wonderful, and our server was nice and helpful. I can't wait to go again next year! (Probably before then, because I don't want to wait that long)

6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5


This was one of the best meals I have had ever!

I have told everyone about it and can’t wait to go back!

The hummus was the best I have ever had and people I have eaten all the hummus. Everywhere.

Please support this lovely local business! 🙏🏽♥️🙏🏽

San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best Ethiopian restaurants we have ever been to! Food is fantastic, service is attentive, decor is nice. We can't wait to go back!!

1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our meal. The service was excellent and the food was tasty. My only quibble might be that the incense used during the coffee ceremony is quite strong and if you’re in an adjoining table, it interferes with the flavor of the food you are eating. The coffee ceremony itself is quite lovely.