Enssaro Ethiopian Restaurant

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Enssaro Ethiopian Restaurant
Photograph: Courtesy Enssaro Ethiopian Restaurant
Enssaro Ethiopian Restaurant

Enssaro has been an Adams Point mainstay since 2006, but it relocated across the street and doubled its footprint in 2015. The new space offers an improved ambiance, with pottery and handcrafts and topped lining the walls. (Thankfully, the move also eased the usual wait for a table.) The owners source their spices and ingredients from the Ethiopian town of Enssaro and the place doesn’t skimp on traditional recipes. Start with the buticha, the house-made Ethiopian version of hummus, then move on to the restaurant’s specialty: shiro, a dish made from seasoned chickpea flour, a blend of spices, garlic and ginger (available with or without beef). The spot stocks a range of Ethiopian beers, including Meta, Harar and Asmara. Cap off your meal with a yekemem shai, hot spiced Ethiopian tea flavored with ginger root and cinnamon sticks.

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Venue name: Enssaro Ethiopian Restaurant
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Address: 357A Grand Ave
Oakland

Opening hours: Sun-Mon 11:30am-10pm, Wed-Thu 11:30am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-11pm, closed Tues
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