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2556 Telegraph Ave, Ste 8, Berkeley, CA 94704-2975
+1 510-883-0167
17:00 - 22:00
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Wed - Mon 17:00 - 22:00
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Berkeley, California
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decent quality Ethiopian food - very oily but that's not uncommon. The portions are half the size the price on the menu implies, so bear that in mind, order double, and expect a large bill. There are no desert options, and several drink choices I tried to order were out of stock at the time. Service was very poor and... More 

Thank caseyandgina
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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267 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have had Ethiopian food in several countries and many cities, it is one of my favorite cuisines. The spongy fermented injera bread, is used to pick up your food, a combination of unique spices (berbere spice), thick sauces, with free range chicken and lamb, red lentil stew, gomen (Collard greens with garlic, ginger hot peppers, and onions), a chickpea... More 

Thank daanddo
Berkeley, California
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of our go-tos for quality vegetarian food locally. It has plenty of meat and seafood options as well, and allows for a true family-style sharing of food. The injera bread takes a bit of getting used to, but is worth it. My 8 year old loves this food, so while adventuresome to many American palates it cannot... More 

Thank Matt94706
San Jose, California
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95 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We were looking for a new restaurant to try near the university campus before a football game. We were fortunate to find this restaurant. We liked Ethiopian food based on our previous experience. The food smelled very good when we walked in and saw it was fairly crowded before 6 PM which was a good sign. We got a friendly... More 

Thank AaronI
California City, California
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42 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent, everything we ate was great!!! Plus the experience of being in an authentic Ethiopian restaurant, eating with your hands. It was great!! And the server was really nice and polite !! I would go back and follow the server's recommendations!! It's in a cozy location!!!

Thank monica f
El Dorado Hills
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247 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

Typical Ethiopian menu, and we ordered it family style, so the dishes came on a large platter, and there was lots of injera bread to pick up the various meat and vegetable servings. The food ranged from slightly to fairly spicy, though you can ask them to make it milder. We all loved the tuna, the lamb, and the ground... More 

Thank visual
Berkeley, California
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95 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2015

FINFINE ETHIOPEAN RESTAURANT is located in the village court, on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley, CA. The first positive aspect about this restaurant, is that it is located a ten minute walk from University of California at Berkeley, and is thus a convenient part of any agenda that involves visiting the campus. The second positive aspect of Finfine, is that it... More 

Thank TomBrody
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2014

Excellent Service, Excellent food - what else matters! The place is a small cosy restaurant in Berkeley where traditional Ethiopian food can be enjoyed. I had the vegetarian plate which was really good. Cannot wait to go back there!

Thank Bwana_Shah
Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

Great food, accommodating staff, fun experience. We started off changing a reservation for 5 by an hour: no problem. Then we showed up earlier than the new time: still no problem. We were served promptly and the lamb, beef and chicken dishes were all delicious. The veggies (ask for the combo) were outstanding, especially the potatoes, green beans and chickpea... More 

Thank Carol M
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2013

Dining here is an experience as well as the best food (simple and elegant) in Berkeley. Be prepared to enjoy this amazing food in the most gracious of non-convential manners. Add the Honey Wine with your meal, and you will be talking about this food to everyone. No more clues. You must walk into this excellent experience with innocence and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 15
African, Ethiopian
Restaurant features
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2556 Telegraph Ave, Ste 8, Berkeley, CA 94704-2975
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-883-0167

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?