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“Great food, great service!”
Review of Horn of Africa

Horn of Africa
Ranked #3 of 409 Restaurants in Bergen
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: African
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was delicious and the staff was super-friendly and accommodating. We ate a selection of the restaurant's dishes, and this mix-plate is definitely something we would recommend! A really pleasant place to eat!

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Thank Erlend Alm L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A genuine taste of Eritrean and Ethiopian food! The atmosphere is so good, the staff are very friendly and helpful, and the food is amazing! An all time favorite!

Thank Cecken
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this cosy small restaurant with my boyfriend a quiet Saturday.
The food was amazing and the staff was very friendly and showed us the traditional way of sharing and eating.
Would deffenetly recommend this place for any kind of gathering.

Thank Elise Sofie F
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We hesitate to give this bad review of our experience yesterday evening, but the episode needs to be told. We had one night in Bergen after a 12 day Hurtigruten cruise to the North Cape, and had plenty of time to choose where to eat. Because Ethiopian restaurants are pretty thin on the ground, and because we have fond affiliations with Ethiopia, we decided to check it out. We visited at about 5.45 that afternòn and were pleasantly surprised to find the small restauant comfortably full; a good sign. We did remark that no food was evident on tables. The affable proprietor showed us the simple but perfectly adequate menu and explained that they did not offer a wine list, but a simple choice of one red, one white and one rose ,'selected to complement the menu'. Each was priced at 450 nkr. Never mind,Norway = Norwegian prices. We returned to our hotel, talked over the menuu and eecided to go for it. We telephoned at 5.55 and requested a table for 8.30, after being warned at the time of our visit that around 7pm was usually crazily busy. We also told him exactly what we would like to eat, for which he thanked us and assured us all would be ready and waiting for our arrival.
We arrive two minutes after our booked time and saw that there was a table of 8, 5 tables of 2 and a single diner. Our table had been reserved and we were greeted warmly and thanked for 'visiting them again'.
We waited. None of the other customers were eating. After 15 minutes the waiter bought our pre-ordered bottle of red wine and water. We tasted it and, frankly, it was pretty awful. Sicilian, costing in the region of 40 nkr in the UK and we felt that the equivalent of £45 was simply not on and smilingly rejected it. He seemed perfectly affable and gave us opportunity to taste the white. Sufficient to say that the red was better. I opted for a glass of beer; my wife said she would persevere with a single glass of the red. So far all was quite pleasant; we waited. Still no-one had been served food. There was a certain ammount of puzzled comment from others (the party of 8 were a pleasant group of young English/English speakers.)
When we had been there for about 35 minutes the table of 8 were served, two at a time. They were, in part, unfamiliar with the method of eating Ethiopian food and were given time-taking guidance. All good naturedly. Time marched on, So slowly, two by two, the earlier arrivals were served. It was becoming infreasingly obvious that it would be well over an hour before our turn arrived; as he visited our table to replace the night light I asked him pleasantly if ther could be a little faster progress and, well, he simply exploded. He said loudly that we 'were always complaining' since we arrived (totally untrue) and said he had been dealing with other customers and there was only him and his wife in the restaurant.
Well,one and a quarter hours after our arrival hot flannels were brought; foĺlowed 5 minutes later by our meal. Fair cooking, nothing special, plenty of rather casually- presented food, and we ate. A far cry from Ethiopia, but a reasonable effort. We managed to superficially paper over the cracks in our relationship, were given a small mini-flagon of tej 'on the house' and paid, .4l Hansa Draft beer for 71nkr, an astonishing 84nkr for a part-small glass of the Sicilan red and 499nkr for the shared platter, a rough equivalent of £65 in total.
We have no quibble with the pricing. When in Norway...etc but we must warn future would-be-diners of the brittle facade disguising the ultra-inefficient and incompetent service. We have given this a 1-star review intentionally; it needs to be read.

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Thank alanan0
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a Bergen resident, this is my favorite place to eat. The service is great, and so is the food. Always leave with a smile on my face.

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Thank Dennis J
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