ethiopian in sf; aside from asmara or red sea in Berkeley?
- sue Oct 14, 2000 12:36 AM
Any recc's on ethiopian or eritrean food in SF? The best ethiopian food I experienced was in Washington, D.C. at an Eritrean community center with a friend.
I've gone to Red Sea and Asmara but both are in Berkeley. I also went to an inner sunset place on Irving at 8th which was good.
My favorite dishes are Doro Wot [spinach] and the fiery Siga Tibbs.
I love Assab, which is on Geary almost at Masonic. There is also Sawa on Divisadero and Sutter, which I liked but I think they have too much salad.
In Lower haight (on haight and Piece) is Axum, which is fine.
Also on Divisadero, near Hayes is a bar called Club Waziema, which has all you can eat veggie combo. The food is ok but I often think it is too dry but I like having a full bar.
There also is Cafe Ethiopia on Valencia, which I totally think is overrated, but yet always packed.
That is basically it, might be one or 2 more that I am leaving out. I want to go to DC just to eat their Ethiopian.
Thank you! I had the same opinions on Assab, Sawa and Cafe Ethipoia and had been wondering about the other two. I guess I will stay away unless I need that full bar!
I always have to plan for Sawa and wear something that is ready to be immediately thrown in the washing machine, much like going to Brother's Korean BBQ. I am intruiged by the Ethiopian cooking classes they offer though. Maybe once the weather promises to behave I should start those.
Forgot to mention that we always eat vegetarian so the meat lovers might have different fave places.
While I haven't eaten there myself, my Ethiopian colleague recommends Addis on Telegraph.
Seem to have a number of vegetarian/vegan selections.
Link to EastBay Express Review, 3-15-2005, has a menu you can download: http://www.eastbayexpress.com/search/...
Addis' website: http://addisethiopian.com/
Assab all the way. The owner came from the restaurant Massawa in The Haight, I believe, then briefly opened a place called Asmara on Ocean not far from City College. Very friendly. Good portions, very tasty.