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Zeni Ethiopian Restaurant

1320 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129-4336
+1 408-615-8282
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“injera” (16 reviews)
“veg platter” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:30All hours
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1320 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129-4336
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Who would have thought to find such a great restaurant in a shopping plaza! There was quite a line when we arrived but the system they use to take reservations allowed us to go for a stroll nearby so we didn't have to stand outside...More

Thank petzjaromir
Reviewed 9 June 2017

We recently went here for the N-th time, this time with an out of town relative visiting. Normally the wait time during the weekend is about an hour or more, we were surprised to get a table within 15 minutes on a Saturday.. nice change.....More

Thank JupiterNine
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This was the first time my boyfriend and I had Ethiopian food and it did not disappoint. There was no seating on the floor, everything was at a table, just everyone knows. (I honestly was hoping to sit on the floor). But the staff was...More

Thank SammiDeRosa
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Tried a farewell dinner for my friend here. We had a wait time of 1 hour to avail a table. But is worth waiting. The food is delicious and seem like traditional Ethiopian. Should try once.

Thank Mei1984
Reviewed 12 April 2017

A very different experience from the normal ! We came in a little late on a Sunday afternoon and probably because of that, it was not crowded. We were seated immediately, service was quick, the food did not take too long to arrive .... and...More

Thank Shashialabur
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Great food that you can eat with the whole family. The food is brought out on a platter and served as hand food so everyone can share. Very tasty and not to fattening

Thank boginballs
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

The food is really authentic and tasty. Good vegetarian options. The restaurant is always full, and on weekend there is a long waiting time, and they don't take reservations

Thank RavidLa
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Excellent injera, tej, and all the wonderful spices of Ethiopian Cuisine. As evidenced by the crowd, the fare is Endorsed by both locals and non-native diners We enjoyed both the vegetarian and meat offerings. Housed in a strip mall, the locale is not large but...More

Thank RRguez
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Good food and very good service.. but dont think a repeat visit is in the cards anytime soon. They dont take reservations and the wait is quite long...

Thank tsr21
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Ethiopian food is delicious, fun, social, and communal. If you've never tried it, the food comes on top of amazing, spongy Injera (think spongy crepe bread) that you tear and use to grab/sop up the different toppings/foods. They also give you cut rolls of Injera...More

Thank lilicedt
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1320 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129-4336
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-615-8282
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