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Mudai Ethiopian Restaurant

503 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95126-3649
+1 408-292-2282
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good49%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“injera” (9 reviews)
“veggie combo” (2 reviews)
“stews” (3 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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503 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95126-3649
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first encounter with Ethiopian food and we enjoyed it very much. We ordered a veggie combo, a meat combo and an additional dish for 4 people. We received a huge tray with 9 different types of stew-like dishes (hotness ranging from mild...More

Thank GNorbi
Haogs T, Manager at Mudai Ethiopian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It means a lot to know your very first Ethiopian meal was a hit with you all, and we're thrilled you enjoyed everything from that veggie and meat combo. What's more, it sounds like you all had fun trying out eating with your hands --...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017

We tried Ethiopian food in Washington DC for the first time last year and loved it. Visited Mudai on an early Sunday evening around 5PM and found that about 5-6 tables out of about 12-15 are taken and all patrons are Ethiopian or South African....More

Thank Allrelative
Haogs T, Manager at Mudai Ethiopian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

We're so happy you decided to give Ethiopian food another try, and it's great to hear how much you enjoyed our lamb and chicken wot, injera, and our service! That means the world to us, and we hope it means you'll be back for another...More

Reviewed 9 February 2017

We went there on Christmas, as many places were closed, we chose this place. we were very happy with good. Lots of local Ethiopians, that's a hint this place has good food. Nice people, very lively. We ordered sambosa for appetizers. It was freshly made,...More

Thank PradeepN61
Haogs T, Manager at Mudai Ethiopian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2017

Thank you so much for joining us on Christmas day! We're glad that you enjoyed everything from our fresh sambosa to the veggie combo dishes. What's more, it's great to know that you were also pleased with service, and we really hope to see you...More

Reviewed 12 June 2016

I started going to this place four years ago. I really love their food, especially because they have very good vegetarian options. The staff has always been very nice to us and even knew we were going to order the same old vegetarian stuff again....More

Thank lmeinking
Haogs T, Manager at Mudai Ethiopian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2016

We're so glad that you've always enjoyed our vegetarian dishes and that you've been a fan of our spot for so long. We also appreciate the feedback on how to better our space, as we're always working on improving -- thanks! Hope to see you...More

Reviewed 30 January 2016

The sandwich was made up of potato-like veggies..my favorite. But the Yelp sign on the outside made me feel bad as the company is unfair. Also somewhat dirty atmosphere.More

Thank 노진
Haogs T, Manager at Mudai Ethiopian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2016

We know we addressed this on Google+ already, but we wanted to reply here too. Yelp actually sends businesses stickers, as it's a great way to show customers who's active on Yelp. We're sorry if you think it's unfair, but many other places have the...More

Reviewed 7 September 2015

The owner Hagos greeted us and sat us at our table. Since it was our first time here we asked some questions about the food. He was very acaomaditing explaining the different dishes. We like spicy so he directed us to those. I chose the...More

Thank daveb914
Reviewed 12 August 2015

I was trying the Ethiopian food for the first time and the food was great. Service was excellent, and the manager was super nice! Say hi to Hagos Tekle

2  Thank Lelin02472
Haogs T, Manager at Mudai Ethiopian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2016

We're so happy that you enjoyed your first taste of Ethiopian food -- and we of course will say hi to Hagos! Thanks, The Staff of Mudai

Reviewed 11 August 2015

If you like spicy food, try Ethiopian! We love Mudai. My husband is a vegan and I am not. But we always leave sated!

1  Thank abigailjohnson
Haogs T, Manager at Mudai Ethiopian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2016

We're so glad that you're such a fan of our spicy Ethiopian dishes -- and that you and your husband are always satisfied with a meal here. We look forward to seeing you both again soon! Thanks, The Staff of Mudai

Reviewed 1 February 2015

The spongy traditional Ethiopian bread was very thin and did not hold up very well picking up the food. The lamb was very tasty and they did not make it hot per my request.More

1  Thank Jeanette L
Haogs T, Manager at Mudai Ethiopian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2016

We're disappointed that you didn't enjoy our homemade injera, Jeanette. It's not the norm to hear that it was made too thin, so we'll be sure that doesn't happen again. We're also sorry if the spice level could have been turned up a notch --...More

Reviewed 5 March 2014

FInger licking good chicken and lamb and beef curries. also the fava beans salad and of course the Tej. The soft injera is perfect to accompany the yummy stews.More

1  Thank Dl0vestotravel
Haogs T, Manager at Mudai Ethiopian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2016

We know it's been a few years since you wrote this, but we're just now getting active on Tripadvisor and wanted to reply! It sounds like you're a big fan of our curries and injera -- we're glad to hear it. We hope you've been...More

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Restaurant Details

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Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:30
Saturday
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 503 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95126-3649
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-292-2282
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Description
Mudai is an authentic Ethiopian cuisine restaurant located just on the edge of downtown San Jose, a walking distance to the major hotels, Hilton, Marriott, Crown Plaza, Saint Claire, and Fairmont. Our food is very traditional and spicily delicious. Come and tour Ethiopia without leaving San Jose.
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