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Walia Ethiopean Cuisine

2208 Business Cir, San Jose, CA 95128-1660
+1 408-645-5001
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2208 Business Cir, San Jose, CA 95128-1660
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

Amazing place. Authentic place. Enjoyed the Ethopian beer and food. Quick service and great food. very cordial staff

Thank Amoghw
Reviewed 27 October 2016

After facing the excruciatingly long wait time at Zeni I decided to try another Ethopian place in San Jose. Yelp threw up Walia Ethiopian Cuisine with good ratings so I decided to give it a try. It also had the added advantage of being able...More

Thank Ahmad_SFO
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

The food was great for the price, ambience not so great. The restuarant is very small and is almost claustrophobic. Also there was a homeless drunk guy who kept coming in the restuarant. Definitely not a place for family dinners. I would think twice before...More

Thank S_Asthana
Reviewed 4 October 2016

There are many Ethiopian restaurants in the Bay Area, and I've been to a lot of them. I love most of them, but I think Walia is a cut above the rest. You can tell that they are a family run operation, and they really...More

Thank sanjosebarbie73
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Ordered in trough Uber Eats. I ordered the vegetarian platter, and it was just ok. I have definitely had better Ethiopian food.

Thank Gayani S
Reviewed 26 July 2016

All the items we tried were good but a little more on the oily side but this is Ethiopian and to be expected. The service is a little slow so either come in early or give some extra time if you are here for lunch...More

Thank kantheti
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

It was my first time experience at an Ethiopian restaurant. Limited vegetarian options but I liked the food. Heard it is usually crowded but we managed to get seats almost immediately. Good, friendly service too!

Thank Amrita R
Reviewed 1 February 2016

I happened to visit 'Walia Ethiopian Cuisine' yesterday, thanks to my dear friend Abhishek who has been in California for last two years, was a great host fro the entire day and YES, certainly knows the best eateries in the state. We had been travelling...More

Thank TarunGirdhar
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

We chose to go to Walia looking at the great reviews. It did not disappoint us. We had the chechebsa for appetizers , it resembles Samosas but filled with lentils. They tasted good. Our entree was the veggie combo where they serve a bit of...More

Thank Janani V
Reviewed 31 August 2015

The restaurant serves authentic Ethiopian cuisine which is very nutritious and of good quality. The style of presentation and sharing is fairly unique and interesting. The quality of service adds to a memorable experience. The prices are reasonable.

Thank RajeevP304
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2208 Business Cir, San Jose, CA 95128-1660
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-645-5001
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