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Moya

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121 9th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-2602
+1 415-431-5544
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Stopped by this spot while visiting our niece, who had never eaten Ethiopian food. We have, in several cities, and this was some of the best we've ever had. Our niece loved it, and will introduce her friends to it. The injera was good, and cut into three inch strips to make it easier to tear off. We had a... More 

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New Jersey
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

I tried the Shiro, which is made of chick peas, with Injera. The food tasted good except for some spicy green chili peppers that I could not bear. One thing that I look forward to at Ethiopian restaurants is the Telba, Ethiopian flax seed smoothie. Moya did not have Telba. The food was pricier than the other Ethiopian restaurants that... More 

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Thank Ram V
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2016

This place is small and you have to wait to get your food but the food is amazing. There was one lady there who ran the restaurant. She took our order and then started making the food. We could see her cooking the food in a pan on the stove. We had to wait some time for our food because... More 

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Corvallis, Oregon
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2016

Great vibe and wonderful food. It will satisfy without feeling heavy. Fresh ingredients make it a wonderfully healthy, yet decedent experience.

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Thank Karryn C
Olinda, PE
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2015 via mobile

It was my first time with Ethiopian food and I just loved it! As the menu was completely new for me, I just asked for a suggestion from the lovely lady who works there and we had a delicious meal with a veggie plate and another one with chicken (a very traditional one); unfortunately I just can't remember the names.... More 

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Thank Lhauras
bangalore
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2015

I like Ethiopian food. This is something I look for whenever I get to a place. Moya is very close to our office in 9th street.

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Thank jayantakumarpal
San Francisco, California, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a small restaurant run by a woman who loves to cook. It is still very authentic and has not become a large commercial space. You can ask for mild, medium or spicy food. Only complaint would be that the business hours are very short and it is also shut on sundays.

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Thank Shringar P
Sacile, Italia
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97 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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San Francisco, California
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301 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 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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Bentonville, Arkansas
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 9th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-2602
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > SoMa
  • Neighborhood: SoMa
  • Phone Number: +1 415-431-5544
Description
E A T. W I T H. Y O U R. H A N D S.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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SoMa
South of Market (SoMa), has an urban and sophisticated vibe, but you're more likely to find big nightclubs and lots of industrial loft residences than you are to find boutique shopping. Although it’s the epicenter for tech startups in the city, visitors will be able to do more than just business - museums, top quality restaurants, and the San Francisco Giants now call this neighborhood home. Most of its freeway-sized streets may not capture the same character as other neighborhoods in the city, but pockets of charm, like South Park, can still be found throughout its side streets.
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