121 Ninth Street
San Francisco, California 94103
Monday – Friday: 11:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M., 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
Saturday: 12:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
This is a small, casual lunch place (mostly) that serves up a small menu of Ethiopian/Eritrean dishes and some sandwich versions of tibs and kitfo. It’s located down Mission Street a little ways from Civic Center BART, and not too far from KiTea Cat Cafe.
I first visited this place in September 2013, when I popped in to ask for some injera to snack on. (They sold it to me in nicely wrapped tin foil and I ate it while walking to Pier 39.) Then I returned in December 2013, where I ordered a veggie combo (tsom beyanetu) and Shain ordered a plate of injera. That was at dinner.
Then I returned in July 2017, and met the owner-operator, Mellay Menelik, who is an amazing and accomplished entrepreneur. This time, I had kitfo with ayib (comes with a salad), and Mellay brought out a little plate with some yemesir wot, kik alicha, and gomen on it. I had piles of nommy injera, and a nice plate of mitmita for the dipping of the kitfo (which I almost always ask for lebleb, or very lightly cooked.)
Am definitely planning to return!