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The 7 Best Ethiopian Restaurants Near Albany

Updated: October 6, 2021

Hearty stews and veg platters with tangy injera are a few of the Ethiopian staples found at these Albany spots. We analyzed the top review sites and leading local food articles for the great Ethiopian spots on this list. Wash down an Insta worthy Mahaberawi platter with Ethiopian beer at one of these great Albany restaurants.

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Barcote Ethiopian Restaurant

African, $$, OaklandAfrican, $$Oakland, Fairview Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2018

    The 5 best Ethiopian spots in Oakland, ranked

    Hoodline, 2018
  • Michelin Guide

    The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019)

    Michelin Guide

Shewhat

African, $18 avg. main dish, OaklandAfrican, $18 avg. main dishOakland, Bushrod
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Lula

African, $$, OaklandAfrican, $$Oakland, Pill Hill
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Abesha Ethiopian Cuisine

African, $, OaklandAfrican, $Oakland, Temescal
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater

    Where to Eat and Drink in Temescal

    Eater

Lemat

African, $$, BerkeleyAfrican, $$Berkeley
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
  • Find Me Gluten Free

    THE 30 BEST Gluten Free Restaurants in Berkeley, California

    Find Me Gluten Free

Blue Nile Ethiopian

African, $$, OaklandAfrican, $$Oakland, Lakewide
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Asmara Restaurant

African, $$, OaklandAfrican, $$Oakland, Temescal
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Why is this list better than others?

Finding the best Ethiopian restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We analyzed 28808 Albany restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 Albany restaurant reviews, and 1901 lists and articles – looking closely at what Find Me Gluten Free, Eater and Michelin Guide had to say – and applied our boam magic. The restaurants you see have been featured in Find Me Gluten Free - THE 30 BEST Gluten Free Restaurants in Berkeley, California, Eater - Where to Eat and Drink in Temescal and Michelin Guide - The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019). Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips

  • The best drink pairing for waze tibs

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for waze tibs can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some red wine, particularly a glass of Cune Rioja. This, smooth body, red wine balances the spicy waze tibs.

  • The perfect match for your kifto

    When having kifto, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Chenin Blanc, a popular white wine.

  • Pair Syrah with yebeg llicha

    When considering what goes best with yebeg llicha, we recommend a glass of Syrah, it truly complements the dish as it marries the richness of the dish.


Did you know?

  • A classic dish

    One of the most popular dishes in Ethiopia is wat, often prepared with stewed lamb or goat.

Parking information

We’ve all struggled to find good parking near restaurants in Albany. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Ethiopian spot.

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