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Cafe Romanat

462 Santa Clara Ave, Oakland, CA 94610-1924
+1 510-444-1800
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good73%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“meat combo” (3 reviews)
“salad” (3 reviews)
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African
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$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
462 Santa Clara Ave, Oakland, CA 94610-1924
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Reviewed 25 November 2018

It's weird location facing Interstate on ramp belies the indoor atmosphere which buzzes with diners' talk, warm environment and friendly staff. We had the vegan combo plate for three. Although it was busy Friday night, service was friendly, unhurried and efficient. Our food arrived quickly,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank DrSGPrice
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

There were not many customers at 7:30 pm Saturday, but some customers (as well as the staff) looked like they were originally from Ethiopia or nearby, so I take that as a sign that the food is authentic. The veggie and meat combo for two...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 514JG
Reviewed 9 December 2017

I need to have Ethiopian food more often because I really love it. So far, this is my fourth try of this lovely cuisine since I moved to Oakland last year. Since 2016, I have tried Enssaro (Oakland), Lemat (Berkeley) and Massawa (San Fran) and...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Heliana M
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

Excellent food but they try to get you to tip on top of the post tax price. Great good and beer. Service is decent, but nothing special

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Cheezeballz
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Great Ethiopian food! I always order the veggie set, and its consistently delicious. Try some of the local Ethiopian beers as well! The service is good and quick.

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank RavidLa
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Nice food, well prepared. We love Ethiopian food, and there are lots of choices in Oakland. This is one of the best. The vegetarian combo is good, and family members have tried most of the beef and lamb options. Portions are good sized, and service...More

Date of visit: February 2016
Thank chuttipen
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Everything we have had on the menu here is outstanding but the mushroom tibs take the cake. They are neither spongy nor chewy, they are meaty and full of flavor. The injera is the perfect bend of sour and stretchy and soaks up all the...More

Date of visit: June 2016
Thank nwhear
Reviewed 7 January 2016

We went as a family one night, an easy walk...My granddaughter was with us, and she was having a great time walking around talking to everyone...The food is very good, I eat a lot of this kind of thing, and usually order the meat combo...More

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank Lorisong
Reviewed 29 October 2015

One of the very nice restaurants serving authentic Ethiopian foods in Oakland California. It's a nice bustling place with friendly, smiling waitresses in traditional Ethiopian dresses. The food quality is really good. Their Injira is soo soft, it practically melts in your mouth. Their lentil...More

Date of visit: October 2015
Thank Nirmala16
Reviewed 24 April 2015

Last night was date night. We were headed to the Grand Lake Theater so we wanted a restaurant nearby. Frankly, I didn't expect Cafe Romanat to be anything special. But I was wrong. The meat and vegetable combos were excellent. Unlike some salads I've had...More

Date of visit: April 2015
Thank Laurie L
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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
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Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 462 Santa Clara Ave, Oakland, CA 94610-1924
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oakland
  • Phone Number: +1 510-444-1800
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