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    East Bay Downtown Berkeley

    The Blue Nile

    2525 Telegraph Berkeley CA 94704
    Intimate, bamboo-lined dining compartments separated by beaded screens create a homey, relaxed atmosphere; the friendly staff serves up a thin, mild injera and a number of meat dishes ranging from spicy chicken ribs (doro wat) to a version of steak tartare (kitfo). Four standard vegetarian dishes are offered - the More
    1. Restaurant African
    2. Restaurant Eritrean
    3. Restaurant Ethiopian
    East Bay Albany

    Mambo Kabob House

    1101 San Pablo Albany CA 94706
    A swell and eccentric reuse of a fast-food restaurant, turned into a calm West African restaurant offering not just kabobs, but also an interesting array of curries and stews, including the signature mambo, lamb, chicken, or tofu stewed with cabbage, carrots, and lentils, and perked up by adding the excellent More
    1. Restaurant African
    2. Restaurant Eritrean
    3. Restaurant Ethiopian
    San Francisco Haight/ Fillmore

    Axum

    698 Haight San Francisco CA 94117
    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 More

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    2845 Geary San Francisco CA 94118
    415-441-7083
    At this Laurel Heights Eritrean and Ethiopian restaurant, enjoy soft folds of bubbly injera bread, deeply spiced lentils, and stews of lamb and chicken, rich and fragrant with spiced butter. The traditional bottle of honey wine at Assab Eritrean Restaurant may be too sweet for many palates, so cold beer More
    698 Haight San Francisco CA 94117
    415-252-7912
    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 More
    2525 Telegraph Berkeley CA 94704
    510-540-6777
    Intimate, bamboo-lined dining compartments separated by beaded screens create a homey, relaxed atmosphere; the friendly staff serves up a thin, mild injera and a number of meat dishes ranging from spicy chicken ribs (doro wat) to a version of steak tartare (kitfo). Four standard vegetarian dishes are offered - the More
    878 Valencia San Francisco CA 94110
    415-285-2728
    Pleasant large Mission storefront where spicy Ethiopian stews are served family-style, heaped on spongy, slighty sour injera bread layered on big platters. Additional rolls of injera are provided to tear off and use to pick up bites of kitfo (buttery chopped beef, served raw or lightly cooked), tibsie derho (chicken More
    543 Divisadero San Francisco CA 94117
    415-346-6641
    In its mid-'70s heyday, Club Waziema, known then as Club Morocco, hosted iconic artists like Tina Turner and James Brown. Today, Waziema is still a venue, though its once-a-week concert series, CitySessions, features lesser-known acoustic performers. n addition to serving as a bar, Waziema is one of the city's more More
    1516 Broadway San Francisco CA 94109
    415-885-4477
    CLOSED The former Pasha has reinvented itself, serving up lighter, more inventive Moroccan cuisine without sacrificing its drumming, belly-dancing, tented-opulence atmosphere. Creamy tuna tartare with capers and cumin, seafood-stuffed bastilla with saffron and coriander, and seared duck with apricots and couscous are among the menu's standouts; chicken dishes and vegetables More
    331 Cortland Ave. San Francisco CA 94110
    408-806-1801
    3388 19th St. San Francisco CA 94110
    415-643-3558
    An offshoot of Bissap Baobab, the rollicking Senegalese restaurant right around the corner on mission St., Little Baobab is more of a club than an eatery--well-known for its reggae and afro-pop dance nights. The menu is similar to the larger restaurant's--festive, shareable Senegalese and Pan-African appetizers and entrees, like shrimp More
    1101 San Pablo Albany CA 94706
    510-472-9263
    A swell and eccentric reuse of a fast-food restaurant, turned into a calm West African restaurant offering not just kabobs, but also an interesting array of curries and stews, including the signature mambo, lamb, chicken, or tofu stewed with cabbage, carrots, and lentils, and perked up by adding the excellent More
    1538 Haight St. San Francisco CA 94117
    415-621-4129
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    121 9th St. San Francisco CA 94103
    415-431-5544
    907 Irving San Francisco CA 94122
    415-681-1288
    This spot offers a chance to try spicy Eritrean specialties rarely found on local menus. Gored gored has tender rare beef cubes sautéed in highly seasoned clarified butter; kilwa (with your choice of protein, but the lamb is best) is a fiery sauté with onions, tomatoes, and green peppers. The More
    1534 Fillmore San Francisco CA 94115
    415-346-8696
    In a small, sunken, tented dining room alongside a funky jazz boîte, you'll find the most authentic and flavor-packed Ethiopian food this side of south Oakland, probably the sole Ethiopian eatery this side of the bay to merit attention. Perfect kitfo (fiery and complex "beef tartare"), fine doro wat (a More
    1419 Fillmore San Francisco CA 94115
    415-440-7414
    Don't let the hokey exterior fool you, this place offers a comfortable, even classy setting in the heart of the Fillmore. Perhaps Meatless Mondays will draw you in, as all Ethiopian restaurants seem to have great vegetarian menus. This one costs more, but delivers the goods (they've even made the More