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In a small, sunken, tented dining room alongside a funky jazz boƮte, you'll find the most authentic and flavor-packed Ethiopian food this side of south Oakland, probably the sole Ethiopian eatery this side of the bay to merit attention. Perfect kitfo (fiery and complex "beef tartare"), fine doro wat (a dark-spiced chicken stew, the national dish), and an intriguing vegetarian combination, among others, are served atop a delicious sauce-soaking porous pancake (injera) that doubles as your eating implement and tastes way better than silverware. At night, the restaurant opens up its stage to local jazz, funk, and blues musicians, who play for anyone who wants to work off a few calories after dinner.

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  • Cuisine(s): African, Ethiopian
  • Hours: Sun-Thu 5pm-12am, Fri-Sat 5pm-2am
  • Price: $$, $$$
  • Serving: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted, Recommended for Large Parties
  • Parking: Street
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, Diners Club
  • Extra Info: Muni: 1.
  • Features: Banquet Facilities, Delivery, Fireplace, Private Party, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly

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