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The 6 Best Ethiopian Restaurants in San Francisco

Updated: March 5, 2021

Want to find the top Ethiopian spots in San Francisco? We did the heavy lifting for you by scouring all the finest review sites to find the top 10 Ethiopian restaurants. You can find everything you need to know about the best Ethiopian restaurants in San Francisco below.

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Tadu Ethiopian Kitchen

African · $16 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Tenderloin
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Radio Africa Kitchen

San Francisco, Bayview
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Tadu Ethiopian Kitchen

Ethiopian · $16 avg. main dish
San Francisco, Mission Bay
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Oasis Cafe

African · $15 avg. main dish
San Francisco, North Panhandle
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5


African · $15 avg. main dish
San Francisco, South of Market
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Axum Cafe

San Francisco, Hayes Valley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

Why is this list better than others?

Finding the best Ethiopian restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We used our Feastfox magic powers to analyze 3104661 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 31320 restaurants, and 1904 lists and articles from top sources like SF Weekly, Eater and San Francisco Travel. We cross-referenced with top lists, like SF Weekly - The 10 Indispensable Lower Haight Restaurants, Eater - Eat and Drink Down Divisadero Street and San Francisco Travel - Where To Eat And Drink In Nopa. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Feastfox gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Chenin Blanc with kifto

    kifto, goes very well with a glass of crisp Chenin Blanc, a white winethat cuts the wine's tartness while the wine makes the stew taste spicier.

  • Take doro wat to the next level

    Experts suggest pairing a doro wat with a glass of Chardonnay, a popular white wine.

  • Syrah and yebeg llicha

    When considering what goes best with yebeg llicha, we recommend a glass of Syrah, it truly complements the dish as it marries the richness of the dish.

Fun facts

  • A classic dish

    One of the most popular dishes in Ethiopia is wat, often prepared with stewed lamb or goat.

Parking information

Finding parking in San Francisco can be tricky, especially if you are going out for food. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Ethiopian spot.

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