California

California has many Ethiopian restaurants, so I’ve broken them down by cities: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Oakland/Berkeley, San Diego, San Jose, Sacramento, and Elsewhere in California.

Los Angeles & Nearby Communities

♦ Awash, 5990½ W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019, (323) 939-3233
Video Visit 1 2

♦ E&M Café, 1032 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90019, (323) 634-9290

♦ Ethio Gourmet Café, 3650 M. L. King Jr. Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008, (323) 291-5230

♦ Ibex, 630 N. La Brea Ave., Inglewood, CA 90302, (310) 673-3392
Video Visit

Industry Café & Jazz, 6039 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90332, (310) 202-6633
Video Visit

Little Ethiopia, 1048 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90019, (323) 930-2808

Meals by Genet, 1053 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90019, (323) 938-9304
Video Visit

♦ Marathon, 1043 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90019,(323) 938-4243

♦ Melkam, 3182 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019, (323) 734-3182

Lalibela, 1025 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90019, (323) 965-1025

Merkato Restaurant & Market, 1036½ S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90019, (323) 935-1775
Video Visit 1 2

Messob, 1041 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90019, (323) 938-8827
Video Visit

Palm Grove Ethiopian Restaurant, 1905 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA 9001, (323) 730-0994
Video Visit

Rahel Ethiopian Vegan, 1047 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90019, (323) 937-8401
Video Visit

Rosalind’s, 1044 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90019,(323) 936-2486
Video Visit

Buna, 1034 S. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90019, (323) 964-9749
Video Visit

Azla, 3655 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90007, (213) 745-7455
Video Visit 1 2

Moura’s (Dirdawa) Cafe, 1120 W. Florence Ave., Inglewood, CA 90301, (310) 641-8927

Tana Restaurant & Market, 2622 W. La Palma Ave., Anaheim, CA 92801, (714) 229-1719
Video Visit

♦ Abyssinia, 2801 W. Ball Road, Anaheim, CA 92804, (714) 826-8859

Merhaba (Eritrean), 2801 W. Ball Road, Anaheim, CA 92804, (714) 826-8859

Fresh Ethiopian Restaurant, 1580 Centinela Ave., Inglewood, CA 90302, (310) 674-1545
Video Visit to the many restaurants of LA’s Little Ethiopia.

Zula (Eritrean), 630 N. La Brea Ave., Inglewood, CA 90302, (424) 331-5626

San Francisco

Assab (Eritrean), 2845 Geary Blvd., San Francisco, CA 94118, (415) 441-7083

Tadu Ethiopian Kitchen, 484 Ellis St., San Francisco, CA 94102, (415) 409-6649

Massawa (Eritrean), 532 Green St., San Francisco, CA 94133, (415) 621-4129

Oasis Café (Eritrean), 901 Divisadero St., San Francisco, CA 94115, (415) 474-4900

♦ Luna Express (food truck), 350 2nd St., San Francisco, CA 94107, (415) 206-2901

ÉireTrea, (Eritrean & Irish food truck), Nob Hill, San Francisco, CA 94109, (415) 967-2726

Axum Café, 698 Haight St., San Francisco, CA 94117,(415) 252-7912

Café Ethiopia, 878 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 94110,(415) 285-2728
Video Visit

Club Waziema, 543 Divisadero St., San Francisco, CA 94117, (415) 346-6641

Moya, 121 9th St., San Francisco, CA 94103, (415) 431-5544
Video Visit

New Eritrea Restaurant & Bar, 907 Irving St., San Francisco, CA 94122, (415) 681-1288

Nile Café, 544 Jones St., San Francisco, CA 94102, (415) 409-1000

Eji’s Ethiopian Cuisine, 2928 Folson St., San Francisco, CA 94110, (408) 806-1801

Sheba Piano Lounge, 1419 Fillmore St., San Francisco, CA 94115, (415) 440-7414
Video Visit

Radio Africa & Kitchen, 4800 Third St., San Francisco, CA 94124, (415) 420-2486
Video Visit

Oakland/Berkeley

Ethiopia Restaurant, 2955 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, CA 94705, (510) 843-1992
Video Visit

Finfiné, 2556 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704, (510) 883-0167

Lemat, 3212 Adeline St., Berkeley, CA 94703, (510) 430-2717

Kaffa, 2987 Sacramento St., Berkeley, CA 94702, (510) 677-5822

Addis, 6100 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA 94609, (510) 653-3456
Video Visit 1 2 3

♦ Alem Café, 5353 Claremont Ave., Oakland, CA, (510) 665-6003

Asmara, 5020 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA 94609,(510) 547-5100
Video Visit 1 2

Café Colucci, 6427 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA 94609, (510) 601-7999
Video Visit

Café Dejena, 3939 M. L. King Jr. Way, Oakland, CA 94609, (510) 655-9328

Café Eritrea d’Afrique, 4069 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA 94609, (510) 547-4520

Barcote, 6430 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA 94609, (510) 923-6181

Sheba Dining (Ethiopian fusion, Clarion Hotel, 371 13th St., Oakland, CA 94612, (510) 326-9101

Bole, 2805 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA 94609, (510) 645-1111

Café Dareye, 2504 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA 94612, (510) 817-4548

Enssaro, 366-B Grand Ave., Oakland, CA 94610, (510) 238-9050
Video Visit 1 2

Messob, 4301 Piedmont Ave., Oakland, CA 94611, (510) 428-1122
Video Visit

Red Sea (Eritrean), 5200 Claremont St., Oakland, CA 94618, (510) 655-3757

Shashamane, 2507 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, (510) 868-4318
Video Visit 1 2

YaYu, 3343 Lakeshore Ave., Oakland, CA 94610, (510) 465-9298

Café Romanat, 642 Santa Clara Ave., Oakland, CA 94610, (510) 444-1800

Abesha, 4929 Shattuck Ave., Oakland, CA 94609, (510) 653-8383

MLK Café, 3860 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Oakland, CA 94609,(510) 450-0600

Ahadu, 6430 Telegraph Ave., Oakland, CA 94609, (510) 450-0600

Anfilo, 35 Grand Ave., Oakland, CA 94612, (510) 828-2759

Injera, 1305 Park St., Alameda, CA 94501, (510) 865-6257

Taste of Ethiopia, 11740 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito, CA 94530, (510) 778-1905

Sacramento

Abyssinia, 1346 Fullerton Ave., Sacramento, CA 95825, (916) 481-1580

Queen Sheba, 1704 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818,(916) 446-1603
Video Visit 1 2

Ras Teferi, 1009 9th St., Sacramento, CA, (916) 443-8031

Habesha, 2326 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95825, (916) 925-8591
Video Visit

San Diego

Asmara (Eritrean), 4155 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92015,(619) 677-3999
Video Visit

Meskerem, 4979 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92115, (619) 265-2988
Video Visit 1 2

♦ Awash, 2884 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104, (619) 282-8280

♦ City Heights Café, 4804 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92105, (619) 521-9652

Harar, 2432 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92104, (619) 295-3735
Video Visit

Muzita Abyssinian Bistro, 4651 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92116, (619) 546-7900
Video Visit

Red Sea, 4717 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92105, (619) 285-9722
Video Visit

Vision Café & Market, 4596 30th St., San Diego, CA 92116, (619) 563-7603

Bayu’s, 530 University Ave., San Diego, CA 92103, (619) 269-6142

San Jose

Café Rehoboth, 655 N. Sixth St., San Jose, CA 95130, (408) 947-1717
Video Visit

Kategna, 1663 W. San Carlos St., San Jose, CA 95128, (408) 216-9695

Gojo, 1261 W. San Carlos St., San Jose, CA 95126, (408) 295-9546

The Lunch Box, 1876 San Carlos St., San Jose, CA 95128,(408) 287-3511

Mudai, 503 W. San Carlos St., San Jose, CA 95126, (408) 292-2282

Selam, 1129 Williams Road, San Jose, CA 95117, (408) 984-9600

Zeni, 1320 Saratoga Ave., San Jose, CA 95129, (408) 615-8282
Video Visit

Walia, 2208 Business Circle, San Jose, CA 95128, (408) 645-5001
Video Visit

Saaghi Saba, 1392 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose, CA 95128, (408) 998-0122
Video Visit

Elsewhere in California

Addis, 836 W. Hamilton Ave., Campbell, CA 95008, (408) 379-8700

Mulu’s, 913 4th St., Santa Rosa, CA 95404, (408) 603-0843

Fasika, 4714 N. Blackstone Ave., Fresno, CA 93726, (559) 222-2801

Le Petit Valentien, 1114 State St., Santa Barbara, CA 93101, (805) 966-0222 (a French restaurant, the owner’s wife is Ethiopian, and the restaurant serves Ethiopian lunch on Saturday and)
Sunday.

Ayda, 24940 Redlands Blvd., Loma Linda, CA 92354, (909) 799-6700

Ribka, 15441 Anacapa Road, Victorville, CA 92392, (760) 596-3888

Ethiopian International Café, 410 Fourth St., Eureka, CA 95501, (707) 407-3630

Harry Kloman
University of Pittsburgh

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