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The 5 Best Eritrean Restaurants in Oakland

Updated: March 13, 2021

Did someone say Eritrean food? To get you the definitive list of the top Eritrean restaurants, we analyzed the best review and restaurant sites incorporating millions of expert and diner reviews. Scroll down to compare ratings, reviews, prices, and hours with ease and spend less time deciding.

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African · $18 avg. main dish
Oakland, Bushrod
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Asmara Restaurant

African · $16 avg. main dish
Oakland, Temescal
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Cafe Eritrea D’Afrique

African · $14 avg. main dish
Oakland, Temescal
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Red Sea Restaurant and Bar

African · $13 avg. main dish
Oakland, Shafter
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Addis Ethiopian Restaurant

Oakland, Fairview Park
Google: 4.5
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 28738 spots across Oakland, analyzed 3104661 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1899 lists and articles from the likes of – applying our Feastfox 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. Feastfox 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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