Ethiopian Restaurants

Ghion Ethiopian Restaurant
1015 Park Ave., San José, CA 95126

Rating: ** $$ V

1.2 miles by car

Chris says: “It’s a favorite of the local Ethiopian population.”

The Lunch Box
1876 West San Carlos St., San José, CA 95128
9:00 AM – 9:00 PM Daily

The Lunch Box is a strange name for an Ethiopian place, but they haven’t watered down their food to match the name.

Rating: ** $

2.8 Miles by Car

Chris says: “I’ve been there six or seven times and I’ve been the only non-Ethiopian eating at the time at least three of those times.”

Mudai Ethiopian
503 West San Carlos St., San José, CA 95126
11:00 AM – 10:00 PM Daily

Rating: **** $$ V

Take South Market Street south to San Carlos and turn right. Continue on for quite a ways. It’s on your right. 0.8 miles

Chris says: “It gets a bit crowded, so come either before 6 or after 9.”

Rea Sea Restaurant
684 North First St., San José, CA 95112
Mon – Fri: 1 1:00 AM – 2:00 PM and 5:00 – 9:00 PM; Sat: Noon – 9:00 PM

Rating: ** $$$

1.3 miles by car

Rehoboth Ethiopian Cafe and Restaurant
655 N 6th St., San José, CA 95112
Tue-Thu: 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM; Fri: 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM; Sat: Noon to 10:00 PM; Sunday: 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Rating: *** $$$ V

1.6 miles by car

Chris says: “If you can afford it, spring for the Mesob. You will find that it’s worth every one of the 5000 pennies it’ll cost you for a fine family-style combination. You may want to try the Yebeg Alicha Fitfit, which sounds like the name of a Jedi Knight but is actually delightful lamb cooked with ginger, garlic and onion.”

1015 Park Ave
San Jose, CA 95126

1876 W San Carlos St
San Jose, CA 95128

503 W San Carlos St
San Jose, CA 95126

684 N 1st St
San Jose, CA 95112

655 N 6th St
San Jose, CA 95112

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