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Assab Eritrean

2845 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118-3407
415-441-7083
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Ranked #1,077 of 4,920 restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Ethiopian
Most recent review
- Jun 17, 2014
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Augusta, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I love Ethiopian/Eritrean food, but can't get it where I live (Augusta, GA). So when we were in San Francisco I wanted to make sure we had some. This place was awesome! The injera is perfect and the veggie dishes are amazing. Perfectly spicy. And the experience of eating Ethiopian/Eritrean food is just like no other! Now I'm just even... More

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Los Angeles, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I just realized that I had never written about one of my favorite SF restaurants, Assab. I know, a lot of people hear about Eritrean cuisine and ask, "Why would I even try that type of cuisine?" The answer: because it's incredible! Although I truly love Indian and Thai food when it's well done, there is something about Assab's cooking... More

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Captain Cook
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Wanted unique. Got unique. Visiting from Hawaii, this was our first experience with Eritrean/Ethiopian food. We ordered the meat combo (chicken, beef, lamb) and vegetable combo (lentils, okra, collard greens, potato and some other items). It was served family style on a huge injera-lined platter. It also came with extra pieces of injera, a slightly sour, flat, spongy bread. The... More

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Danville, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013 via mobile

Excellent food, very friendly staff. While they have wonderful vegetarian options, we went with a combination of beef and chicken, which were wonderfully spicy and a great compliment to the side dishes that came with the meal. The injera, the spongy "pancake" was wonderful - light and tasty. I only wish they had more tables for two or a larger... More

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Nevada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Assab is a very small family run restaurant that serves very good and very taste Eritrean food. The lamb and potato dish #8 is perhaps one of my favorites and usually enough to satisfy someone looking for a quick bite to eat off Geary Blvd

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Hyderabad, India
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2012

A wonderful experience with some spicy and mouth watering food. Suggested by a friend but the visit was worth it. It also has a very warm and ethnic look . A small space which should expand as there was a long wait and it would be good to make prior bookings. It had a great variety of food with unique... More

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SF
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178 reviews 178 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

We have been here a number of times over the last 3 years. We landed here after trying at least 3 other places in San Francisco and have decided to come back here as a staple for Eritrean food. Food: The food is good. There are a large variety of vegetarian dishes, as well as, meat (beef, chicken and lamb)... More

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Martha's Vineyard, MV
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

Wonderfully spiced, generous portions, moderately priced, clean and pleasant surroundings with attentive service. We enjoyed it even more than our favorite Ethiopian restaurant in the East Bay.

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Long Island, NY
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337 reviews 337 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

After going to many African restaurants in other cities across the country, by far, this was the most disappointing. The food was bland and the beef and lamb were overcooked and dry. Luckily, the price tag was low and service was very fast and friendly. Such a great value and service made me wish I enjoyed my meal. What a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2009

Been going here for yrs.

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