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The 4 Best Eritrean Restaurants In Oakland

Updated: October 6, 2021

Fried lamb and injera with fava bean are a few of the Eritrean staples found at these Oakland spots. We referred to millions of reviews and analyzed top local sites and these Eritrean restaurants came out on top. Start your day with a breakfast of shana ful or end it on a high note with an ice-cold Suwa beer at these Oakland spots.

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

Asmara Restaurant

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

Cafe Eritrea D'Afrique

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

Red Sea Restaurant and Bar

African, $$, ShafterAfrican, $$Oakland, Shafter
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

How did these spots get chosen?

Picking the right Eritrean restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 28808 spots across Oakland, analyzed 3104661 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1901 lists and articles from the likes of – applying our boam magic to sift through results. Yes, we even looked at to pull this list together. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Did you know?

  • A traditional dish

    Often regarded as one of the most traditional dishes in Eritrea, zigni has long been prepared with berbere spice stew.

Parking tips

Parking can be tough around Oakland 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 Eritrean spot.

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