Ethiopia is one of the ancient countries located in the Horn of Africa, with a large population, diversified culture, and traditions. Ethiopia is said to be one of nature’s finest spices garden.
Traditional Ethiopian food consists of Injera and Wot. Injera is a thin crepe-like flatbread made of Teff, an iron-rich cereal grain predominantly grown in Ethiopia. Wot is a spicy sauce that can be made with beef, lamb, chicken or any number of vegetables and/or cereals: such as lentil and split peas. The main ingredient is berbere, a hot spice that combines red pepper, cumin, cardamom, ginger, and coriander and other similar spices. The hottest, most peppery food in all of Africa is found to be in Ethiopia.
Dining in Ethiopia is characterized by the ritual of breaking Injera and eating from the same plate signifying the bonds of loyalty and friendship. The meal normally served on a MESOB, a large plate of colorful woven basket table with a variety of dishes arranged on Injera.
Zeni Ethiopian Restaurant proudly brings the real taste of this traditional Ethiopian food to the Bay Area with the most welcoming atmosphere. Our dishes are characterized by a variety of exotic imported spices that gives them unique taste. WOT, the main sauce of Zeni’s Cuisine, which comes in various forms, like beef, lamb, chicken, and vegetables, confirms the wisdom and good taste of Ethiopian cooking. The vegetarian dishes prepared with herbs and mild spices are exceptionally flavorful.
Zeni Ethiopian Restaurant is conscious of the connection between diet and health. The savory dishes are made not only with a combination of several dried finely grounded spices but also, with highly experienced, skillful and generous hands of the Master Chef and owner – Zeni, to whom this restaurant is named after.
At Zeni’s we serve food the traditional way, affordable price, and generous portions. We thank you for visiting our cozy dining cuisine.