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Axum Cafe

698 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117-3305 (The Haight)
415-252-7912
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Ranked #747 of 4,918 restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $12 - $12
Cuisines: African, Ethiopian, Vegan, Vegetarian, Café
Neighborhood: The Haight
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Neighborhood: The Haight
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English first
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We just love visiting this restaurant, and go every time we visit San Francisco. It's not fancy, by any means, and the decor looks more like a take away than a restaurant, but the service is always friendly, the food full of flavour and the prices cheap. We love to have the platter for two, which is massive, comes with... More

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Laguna Hills, California
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Every time I'm in San Francisco I try to make it to Axum Cafe. They make this one mushroom dish called Kintishara that is amazing! It's mushrooms diced and simmered in tomatoes,onions garlic and authentic Ethiopian spices. I haven't found this particular dish in any other Ethiopian restaurant so I come here to get my fix.

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Rochester, New York
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14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

If you are looking for good authenic and affordable Ethiopian food, this is the place for you. We ordered the vegetarian platter for five. The portion is large, the favors fantastic, and everything had just the right amount of spice. If you want fine dining with table clothes and fancy silverware, go someplace else. If you want really good food... More

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tucson
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Excellent lamb and the woman working was great company. We chatted for an hour. I would recommend this restaurant for a good meal

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San Francisco
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59 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

My friend suggested Ethopian Food and I was not sure what I was getting into. Axum is on Haight Street but off from the madness of Haight/Ashbury. I was surprised to find street parking readily available, this is San Francisco. The Entrance was unassuming but when I arrived the server greeted me quickly. We said we were hungry and the... More

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Basel
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

Great Ethiopean restaurant with very friendly and attentive staff. The food was very tasty and fresh. Eating with your hands is fun and I would eat there anytime again. We had a combination platter for two, with vegetarian and meat dishes on it. Also enjoyed the Ethiopean beer. Very moderately priced. No frills and a rather small menu, which always... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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61 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2011

We staggered in after our long flight, without a booking, but were fortunate to find a table. The guy out front, who seemed to be doing everything from clearing tables, to welcoming guests and taking food and drink orders, was very welcoming, but understandably rushed. We ordered a platter for two, and were intrigued as we hadn't tried Ethiopian food... More

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Long Island, NY
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108 reviews 108 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2008

If you're on a budget, this is a must stop. Judging from the other diners, this seems to be a local favorite as well. Service slow but pleasant and decor is upscale cafeteria. Food is well seasoned and plentiful - just don't expect gourmet quality at these prices. Tab for 2 with wine or beer about $30

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2008

Had a great experience tasting ethopian food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2008

Great Ethiopian

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