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Map & Directions 698 Haight
San Francisco, CA 94117
  • African, Eritrean, Ethiopian
  • Sun, Sat 12:30pm-10pm, Mon-Fri 5:30pm-10pm
  • MasterCard, Visa, Discover, cash
  • Family Style, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Accepted
  • Street


SF Weekly's Description

Highly popular among the neighborhood's Ethiopian/Eritrean community, this bright little eatery offers authentic cuisine of the Tigré region, in versions that are fully seasoned. The emphasis is on vegetables -- a fiery mushroom stew (kintishara) replaces the more usual kitfo (African "beef tartare"), providing much the same flavors, minus the raw-meat risks. Lamb tibsie is also superlative, and prices are amazingly low.

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  • Austin E. on 11/02/09

    get the veggie combo with just chick peas, lentils, and mushrooms. Feeds 2!

  • Diego R. on 03/24/11

    They have some interesting imported beers and I totally recommend the honey wine. If it's your first time eating ethiopian food, just let them know and they'll give you a crash course.

  • Bourbon⚡Explorer on 06/29/10

    Get the kitfo, spicy and filling.

  • cyn k. on 03/28/14

    absolutely my fave ethiopian in the bay area. i get the vegetarian platter with the tibsie fish. i add on the beef dishes (both are great) if there are more than 3 people.

  • Sara S. on 03/12/14

    Yummy! Veggie platter was delish

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