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121 9th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 431-5544
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Ranked #1,561 of 4,949 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $31 - $50
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Ethiopian
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: E A T. W I T H. Y O U R. H A N D S.
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Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: E A T. W I T H. Y O U R. H A N D S.
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Sacile, Italia
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97 reviews 97 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

During my lunch break from work I decicided to stop here for a quick meal because I was curious about the ethiopian cousine. I had an ethiopian sandwitch with salad and I couldn't say if I liked it or not, it was simply a new flavor to me. Overall I have to say it was an avarage experience and not... More

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Logan, Utah
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149 reviews 149 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This is a great place to eat. Service was top notch and the food was excellent. They also asked if we wanted vegetarian food served on a different plate which was a nice touch. Also recommended dishes to us!

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El Dorado Hills, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Moya is a small restaurant serving big Ethiopian taste in SOMA. They serve high quality fare with the structure of a fast food restaurant (i.e., you order and pay for your food at the counter, pick up silverware and napkins yourself, etc.) We ordered the veggie sampler and the doro wot, and both were excellent. The red lentil stew did... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013 via mobile

We had the beef and chicken doro tibs, and vegetarian sampler. Everything was really good and was served quickly, but the very friendly staff. The injera bread was more sour than I have had before, but this is San Francisco. The table next to us was an extremely loud group of 6, but it was just fine when the left.... More

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Palo Alto, California
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539 reviews 539 reviews
366 restaurant reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

I just want MOYA! We came here on the way out of the city, having not eaten since our gluttonous but unregrettable breakfast of homemade cinnamon roll pancakes (that's right, be jealous)... I was starving and couldn't wait until we got home to eat. So we ended up here, having talked about getting Ethiopian food for the past few weeks.... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

I stumbled upon this spot while visiting a local machine shop nearby, & thought I would give it a try. I'm glad I did. I am not a big fan of Ethiopian or Eritrean cuisine through past experience, but I really liked this place. I paid about 12.00 for an excellent lunch of braised chicken & mushrooms in a tangy... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

I was pretty excited about going to the place but walked out less than impressed. Nothing was really wrong, per say, but the service was quite sub par and the food was underwhelming. I have eaten my fair share of Ethiopian in my day and it used to be my favorite cuisine. However, somehow this felt more like fast food... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Love Ethiopian food and always look for it when I travel. This place is great and serves great food. Not sure why the price range is showing as $30-50. Two of us spent $36 (one appetizer and two meals) and we could not finish it all. Will go back any time in SF.

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San Francisco, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012 via mobile

This place turned out to be an awesome find! Great homely food!!! Definitely coming back here again!!!

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

We had dinner here and it was only okay. We really love ethiopian food (have eaten in many cities) and this place is on the lower end of the spectrum. I say that because the flavors just aren't very authentic. Doro wat just didn't taste right. Injera is a little tough and not sour enough. Misir wot tasted more like... More

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