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Cafe Romanat

462 Santa Clara Ave, Oakland, CA 94610-1924
+1 510-444-1800
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  • Excellent33%
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“meat combo” (2 reviews)
“salad” (3 reviews)
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462 Santa Clara Ave, Oakland, CA 94610-1924
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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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Thank Laurie L
Reviewed 6 January 2014

I've been told Oakland is the place to go for Ethiopian food, so I had to find out for myself (now that I am an Oakland resident). Cafe Romanat was first on the list, and it was a great experience. I had only had Ethiopian...More

Thank Ezra B
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Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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  • 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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