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878 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1739 (Castro)
415-285-2728
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Seattle, WA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

At this Ethiopian restaurant, you have to order, separately, and for a minimum of about ten dollars, all the individual little sides that normally come with a plate. At the Ethiopian restaurants that I'm used to in Seattle, things are done very differently - you order a plate with a theme, and get a small amount of all the sides... More

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lompoc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The cubed beef had me wanting more after the first and last bite!!! Now I crave the spicy, delicious flavor! Not hard to find but its a nice drive. quiet little place. If you want to try more than one thing, they have combo plates.

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Western North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

My wife and I were visiting from rural Western North Carolina and staying in The Mission...a universe away from where we live! On this trip we were all about experiencing new things and new cusines, and our host suggested we try Cafe Ethiopia at some point. We are very glad we did, as we enjoyed it throughly. Its truly different... More

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

We were greeted very warmly by the hostess and waited until a table was available. It was worth the wait. We ordered the vegetarian dishes since they had a combo as an option. The portion is family style and perfect for us. The lentils are excellent. I highly recommend those. The Ethiopian wine was a nice treat - very sweet... More

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Santiago, Chile
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2009

Simple (as in not a Fancy Place in a Fancy Neighborhood) but great taste and service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2009

best tasting ethiopian fare i have had till date; very good value; average service - but it's not the kind of place where you would go for service.

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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2008

4 stars despite rude service...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2008

Good authentic ethiopian food...liked their honey wine..

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2008

Not bad, but they could use some decorating.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2007

only Ethiopian spot in the Mission...their to-go is way skimpy!

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Additional Information about Cafe Ethiopia

Address: 878 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1739
Phone Number: 415-285-2728
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Castro
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: African, Ethiopian, Café

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