Ethnic restaurants provide a taste of variety for everyone not lucky enough to travel frequently or secretly live in the United Nations food court. Have a far-flung feast with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $16 for $30 worth of Ethiopian food for two or more
- $30 for $60 worth of Ethiopian food for four or more
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Habesha Restaurant & Bar
“Stepping into the restaurant is like visiting the home of an Ethiopian friend,” writes the Austin Chronicle about Habesha Restaurant & Bar. Woven straw mesobs—hourglass-shaped tables designed for communal eating—are central to the restaurant’s traditional decor, along with Ethiopian artwork. The friendly staff is always happy to welcome newcomers, explain the menu, show them how to properly stretch before a meal, and make dish suggestions.
However, it's the authentic eats that form the backbone of Habesha Restaurant & Bar. To start, head chef Selam Abebe uses grains from Idaho to prepare injera, a traditional Ethiopian flatbread used to scoop up bites of food in place of utensils or your neighbor’s hand. She then prepares vegetarian and meat wot, tibs, and fitfit using recipes and techniques from her homeland. As the child of Ethiopian restaurateurs, Selam has had plenty of experience preparing the traditional dishes—she’s been cooking professionally since age 20.
Meals at Habesha Restaurant & Bar often end with a coffee ceremony, a sign of friendship and respect in Ethiopian culture. Servers carefully roast green coffee beans, grind them, sing them a lullaby, and then steep the grounds in hot water to create a rich, black coffee that they serve with hot popcorn.
We were fat, happy as we left, and had money left in our pockets! We will definitely be back.Scott B., Yelp, 2/13/13
We have children from Ethiopia, and we've sampled all different places, and the food here is awesome -- better than other local places, IMHO.Nate H., Yelp, 9/25/12
Tips from Groupon Customers
“Great place - friendly staff, generous portions, tons of flavor, and a good value (though strip center it's in won't want to make you stay for a stroll afterwards :) ”
“Loved this place. Habesha's has wonderful service, delicious food...great flavors and the food was served hot.”
“habesha is a chill restaurant with nice atmosphere for the family, lunch break, or dinner date. i highly recommend getting a sampler combination platter with injera...”
“habesha is a chill restaurant with nice atmosphere for the family, lunch break, or dinner date. i highly recommend getting a sampler combination platter with injera bread to share or going during buffet lunch to try out many different dishes. they are all great, but our favorites are the lamb wot, collard greens, cabbage and carrots, and yellow lentils. the portions are very filling and the staff is friendly and accommodating. ”
6019 N I-35 Frontage Rd.
Austin, Texas 78723