New Eritrea Restaurant

(415) 681-1288 | View Website

907 Irving St, San Francisco, CA | Directions   94122

37.763869 -122.467638

Open Hours

Monday To Thursday From 05:00 PM To 10:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 05:00 PM To 10:30 PM Sunday From 05:00 PM To 09:30 PM

 
Restaurants, African, $  more

Tags: Group Dining, Lunch Spot, Romantic Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Inner Sunset, Central West

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New Eritrea Restaurant
New Eritrea Restaurant
Menu
Sambusa (Meat), Sambusa (Lentil), Sambusa (Vegetable), Green Salad, Kilwa (Beef), Zigni (Beef), Kilwa Dorho (Chicken), Zebhi Dorho (Chicken), Kilwa Begee (Lamb), Alicha Begee (Lamb)... more

Reviews for New Eritrea Restaurant

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great restaurant!! – Great restaurant!!  The atmosphere is pretty with maps and pictures on the wall.  There's a little bar that's looks charming with the glass lamps.  It's usually pretty quite there though, so actually, the bar is a little unnecessary.  However, if you want a fairly quiet comfortable place to enjoy a meal, than this place is great.  The food is great too - good sized portions for fairly inexpensive prices!  Ethiopian food is fun to have on a date.  Since you'll be handling your food, it's a great ice-breaker!  Lastly, they also have a a pretty good variety of drinks for a small restaurant - wines from different regions like Chile or Africa, bottled beers, sweet wines, steamed milk, and ethiopian coffee!!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Amazing food, good service – This is one of my favorite restaurants in the whole Bay Area. The dishes are rich and flavorful and perfect with steamed milk or honey wine. Service is friendly and atmosphere is laid-back and great for groups.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Very nice small neighborhood restaurant. – My wife was in UCSF Hospital for serious surgery. I was staying in the area and was looking for a place for dinner. Total stubbled into the New Eritrea and knew nothing of the fare. Best dinner I had for many a day with the most pleasant and prompt service I have had in a long time. I would recommend it to everyone.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

The BEST!!! – This is the BEST place for Eritrean/Ethiopian food. We go here almost every week. The food is spicy, savory and addictive. I've eaten almost everything on the menus and LOVED it!!

Recommends
over a year ago

This Inner Sunset Eritrean restaurant boasts friendly waiters, ample seating and some seriously spicy dishes. – Even though many of the regular patrons at this neighborhood favorite wouldn't be able to locate Eritrea on a map (FYI: it's a teeny-tiny country north of Ethiopia and east of Sudan, according to Google), they do know good food when they see it. And here, good food comes in the form of spicy stewed veggies (heavy on the lentils) and meats served family-style, to be eaten with your hands utilizing chunks of a sour, spongy, crepe-like bread called injera. Don't be fooled: the dishes don't look big, but they're definitely filling. Two vaguely tropical-themed dining rooms with a variety of table sizes and a grandiose bar make this a no-reservation-necessary sort of dinner date--if you don't mind getting yours hands dirty.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

I've had better... – I was excited to find New Eritrea not to far from our new home, but I was disappointed in the food. I've had worse, but I've also enjoyed far, far better. Nonetheless, the food was a reasonable value and it was easy to get in, even on a weekend night.

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4.5
over a year ago

New Eritrea serves up the good stuff! – Just off the beaten path in the Inner Sunset neighboorhood that centers around 9th and Irving, New Eritrea will almost always have a table open for you. The family-style serving brings you closer to whomever you're dinig with, from huge banquets to intimate evenings for two. Portions are huge, worth the price (almost all under $10), and the sambusas are to die for! Nice selection of African beers and authentic cuisine, cooked and served by the owners, and a funky San Francisco-African decor. Wash your hands and enjoy!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Good food and a pleasant atmosphere. – While I've only eaten at New Eritrea three or four times, I've always been pleased by the experience.

The restaurant itself has a pleasant atmosphere, and the service is always good. While pleasantly busy during peak hours, the place is never packed and one can always get a table. The waitstaff is particularly friendly and always available. Also, for those that are interested, there is a full bar.

The food is simply yet pleasing. If your not familiar cuisine, you might be surprised to eat food with your hands with huge spongey pancakes. However, the experience is actually quite fun. Probably a good place to take a first date to see how they respond to such things. Anyway, as I say, the food is consistently good - if not outstanding.

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Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

a find.... – I went to New Eritrea without any expectations for Eritrean food. The food was excellent and very unique even for a City as diverse as San Francisco. The service likewise was very prompt and courteous. If you like ethnic cuisine, you must try this one out. New Eritrea is a true find and I couldn't recommend it more highly.

 

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