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Assab Eritrean

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2845 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118-3407
+1 415-441-7083
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good30%
  • Average25%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Jul 27, 2017
“Wish to try vegetarian but not Indian”
Jul 7, 2017
“Glad to find an Ethiopian restaurant”
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African, Ethiopian
$$ - $$$
2845 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118-3407
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Reviewed July 27, 2017

I wanted to try non-Indian vegetarian food. I visited Assab. Two dinner orders are sufficient for three. This restaurant offers Eritrean vegetarian food. You can visit once for experience. You will like it. You may not like to go many times. The food is not...More

Thank Subbarao K
Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

Glad to find an Ethiopian / Eritrean restaurant. I liked the vegetarian dishes served in communal eating style over wheat injeras (pancakes). Place was pretty empty though on a week night though and service was not very warm! Food was well above average though.

Thank Venkat C
Reviewed April 4, 2016

I definitely recommend reservations. If you get here and the tables are full, there is no sitting area or bar to pass the time while you wait and you will be stuck standing awkwardly in the doorway. The wait however is worth it. All the...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

We had a takeout vegetarian dinner here for 3 for about $70 . We tried the okra in tomato stew , the vegetable stew, the lentils and the mushroom. The portions are generous and come with an injera bread. The injera bread is a spongy...More

Thank Indiantraveller83
Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

This place is delicious and one of my favorite spots in the city. Convenient locations, easy parking, never too long a wait. The veggie combo is wonderful, the lentils are flavorful, the injera bread made of teff is nice and spongy and sour. My friend...More

Thank Erinkimsf
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...More

Thank kidsdo2013
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...More

Thank mhb1954
Reviewed August 2, 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....More

Thank konalunas
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 -...More

Thank Dianne M
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

Thank Flowerbloss
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
$10 - $15
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 9:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2845 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118-3407
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-441-7083
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