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Mar 10, 2007 01:17 PM

African food

Looking for different foods from allover Africa in the East Bay and SF. Any suggestions?

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    1. Bissap Baobab - West African - in the Mission
      New Eritrea on Irving
      Assab Eritrean - 2845 Geary

      Sheba Lounge - Ethiopian - on Fillmore (there's also Axum and Club Waziema for Ethiopian, but this place blows them out of the water)

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      1. re: Maya

        Wow, Sheba ... I forgot all about it and it was a place I wanted to keep on my to-try list. What did you like there?

        1. re: rworange

          Sheba is awesome! I loved the beef sirloin tips in Ethiopian herbs and clarified butter. And the pomegranate martinis. And the really nice service, and the live piano, and the lounge area with nice couches and a fireplace. Great spot and definitely needs support - they received a city grant to open as part of the Fillmore Jazz District preservation project, and it's a wonderful addition to the neighborhood.

          My old post here:

          1. re: Maya

            How's the food compare with the dozens of other Ethiopian restaurants in the area? Are the injera made from teff?

            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              I don't know what the injera is made of, but it seemed slightly less "sour" than the other places I've been to. As I mentioned before, it's head and shoulders above the other joints (Massawa, Axum, Waziema, etc., which all have their place, this is just a nicer experience).

              1. re: Maya

                The food's better, or you just like the piano and whatnot?

              2. re: Robert Lauriston

                Colucci's is made with teff, and to my eye, the color was just a bit darker. Is that an indicator?

                1. re: Melanie Wong

                  Could be. I'm no expert on authenticity of Ethiopian food. In my opinion it was tastier than the other places I've been to. I am sure they'd tell you what it was made of if you asked them, they are very friendly.