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907 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122-2206
+1 415-681-1288
17:00 - 22:30
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Jackson, Wyoming
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Typical Ethiopian food, authentic and comforting. Staff was very nice and helpful. The restaurant has a full bar. We had the vegetarian combo and the lamb dish, I highly recommend the latter. Reasonable prices. Bathroom could use some cleaning.

Thank Anda B
Peyton, Colorado
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Spending time in San Francisco, working for clients that are Asian and vegetarian. The constant reliance on Chinese food simply was getting old, so I took my clients to this wonderful establishment. Now, its not showy, but it is great food. It was a hit with the client. The only downside is parking -- there is none. You have to... More 

Thank scorsine
Cala Tarida, Spain
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152 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2016

New Eritrea Restaurant is the best of Ethiopian Food. Tucked away on the west side of San Francisco, this is a truly enjoyable experience. Located at 907 Irving Street it is easy to find. I like dining in the back dining room because of the glass ceiling and closer to the kitchen so you can smell all of the beautiful... More 

Thank Ibizan_Yankee
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83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016

We ate a New Eritrea recently and quite enjoyed it. Super nice people working there, good food, and great for vegetarians. Yes, you eat with your hands. Yes, you use injira (steamed flatbread) to scoop up the food. Yes, it's all stew-like dishes. Yes, you share with the people you're eating with. Yes, it's really good -- that's how eating... More 

Thank colorado-lee
Taipei, Taiwan
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242 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2015

I was craving Ethiopian food one day when I visited San Francisco last January. Though there are several Ethiopian/Eritrean restaurants in SF listed in Yelp, this is the one closest to my hotel. It is also conveniently located near a MUNI Tram line (N Line), so I chose this over others. Since I rarely eat meat these days, I order... More 

Thank Saricie_Q
Cala Tarida, Spain
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152 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2015

I loved this place. Located 907 Irving at 9th in the UCSF Medical Center area, but a bit west. If you have never eaten Ethiopian food, you must try. All served family style or you can get an individual plate. We enjoyed the Gored Gored (beef):- Cubes of tenderloin tips served rare in awaze & butter dip (spicy) and took... More 

Thank Ibizan_Yankee
San Francisco, USA
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259 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2015

A nicely decorated restaurant with warm and friendly people serving delicious Eritrean/Ethiopian food on their country's signature fermented and spongy teff bread called injera. I love getting the veg combo plate for the number of people we have and gorge with our hands and injera on the delicious variety of foods before us. It is *always* a treat to come... More 

Thank JDZatSF
Galveston, Texas
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86 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2013

Went to this place for my birthday and we started off with a Saint George Ethiopian Lager Beer (Excellent) and a bottle of Red South African Wine (also excellent) we ordered two plates of food, one for our vegetarian friends and one for the meat eaters. The veggie plate was good but the okra was especially so. The meat tray... More 

Thank jt093812
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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96 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2013

My sister and brother-in -law took me there last week. We had a great meal, and I liked the Ethiopian Hony wine as it complemented the food. The injera was spongy and fresh and soaked up the beautiful flavours of the vegetarian and prawn dishes we selected. be prepared to eat without implements and to share the food directly off... More 

1 Thank mere50
Westchester, NY
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63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2013

The restaurant gets very busy and seems to be quite popular. This was our first time so we ordered the Vegetarian sampler for two. It wasn't very much food. I didn't think the flavors were strong enough. We noticed other people who got meat dishes had much more food. I didn't care for their spongy bread. We ordered a meat... More 

1 Thank cocoWestchester_NY

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 15
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 907 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122-2206
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Sunset
  • Neighbourhood: Sunset
  • Phone Number: +1 415-681-1288

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