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“4 stars despite rude service...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Ethiopia

Cafe Ethiopia
878 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1739 (Castro)
415-285-2728
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Ranked #2,880 of 4,918 restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: African, Ethiopian, Café
Neighborhood: Castro
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Neighborhood: Castro
San Francisco, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“4 stars despite rude service...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2008

4 stars despite rude service...

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“Good authentic ethiopian...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2008

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

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“Not bad, but they could...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2008

Not bad, but they could use some decorating.

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“only Ethiopian spot in the Mission...their to-go is way skimpy!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2007

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

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“Local Favorite, Insider tip!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2007

I stumbled on this little hole in the wall while shopping some incredible nearby stores.
There was a review in the window that gave it fantastic ratings, and it looked really interesting from the sidewalk.
I found out that their food was served in an intimate, family style. You eat the food using a crepe like pancakce, tearing it off as you go, picking up pieces of spicy meat, or vegetables. My first time I was a bit afraid, not knowing what to expect. It was certainly worth the risk; I loved it! The food may have unfamilure names, but it is approachable and very tasty!
I would definetly reccommend this place for anyone looking to go on an intimate date, or for lunch with good friends!
If I were looking to impress a date, this is the first place I would head!

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