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“Outstanding vegetarian & vegan options”

Zeni Ethiopian Restaurant
Ranked #32 of 2,207 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: Ethiopian
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Great Ethiopian food. Many vegetarian & vegan options. Nice service. Can seat & eat Ethiopian style with a shared platter. We always get the spicy beans. I also like the collard greens. Service is nice - its an all female crew.

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Reviewed August 23, 2013

good portion of well cooked food served in a traditional style, on a large spongy bread. Service can be a little slow but be patient. Its worth the little wait. Prices are great.

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Reviewed February 16, 2013

The food here is consistently excellent. This is a restaurant I try to visit every time I am in the area and have never been disappointed. If you want dinner and don't want to wait, I suggest getting there by six. We got there tonight at 6:30 and had a 45 minute wait. The place is small and in a non-descript shopping center. However, with a Michelin 2013 recommendation you can't go wrong. The only reason I have given them a 4 star as opposed to a 5 is because service can be slow but compared to the quality that is minor.

Thank NewYorkLonghorn
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Reviewed December 12, 2012

Zeni is by far the yummiest and freshest and tastiest Ethiopian fod with ample options for Vegetarians. The only reason for 4 star is their service can be much improved. Its a smallish place in a pretty non descript strip mall, but its worth it to come all the way here to try their food. I am a vegetarian, so my favorites are the red lentils (I cant remember the name) - if you like a bit more spicy. For the mild food lovers their shuro wot (yellow lentils) is great. The Collard Greens are another favorite. The best thing- which you dont have to order separately is the injera- the bread and that can just be used for munching. Its wonderful and I believe healthy as well.

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Thank malhot123
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

The coffee service here is an amazing experience. Make a reservation for this some afternoon. They roast the coffee at the tableside, then grind the aromatic beans before serving excellent coffee. The fragrance of the roasting beans is "to die for"!

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Thank Ceruleana P
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