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503 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95126-3649
+1 408-292-2282
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San Jose, California
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106 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

I started going to this place four years ago. I really love their food, especially because they have very good vegetarian options. The staff has always been very nice to us and even knew we were going to order the same old vegetarian stuff again. The manager was also very friendly. The food is EXCELLENT. I was very glad when... More 

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Thank lmg512
Haogs T, Manager at Mudai Ethiopian Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so glad that you've always enjoyed our vegetarian dishes and that you've been a fan of our spot for so long. We also appreciate the feedback on how to better our space, as we're always working on improving -- thanks! Hope to see you soon, The Staff of Mudai More 

Milpitas, California
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123 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

The sandwich was made up of potato-like veggies..my favorite. But the Yelp sign on the outside made me feel bad as the company is unfair. Also somewhat dirty atmosphere.

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Thank 노진
Haogs T, Manager at Mudai Ethiopian Restaurant, responded to this review

We know we addressed this on Google+ already, but we wanted to reply here too. Yelp actually sends businesses stickers, as it's a great way to show customers who's active on Yelp. We're sorry if you think it's unfair, but many other places have the same sticker. We just want people to know they can send us feedback. We hope... More 

San Jose, California
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172 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

The owner Hagos greeted us and sat us at our table. Since it was our first time here we asked some questions about the food. He was very acaomaditing explaining the different dishes. We like spicy so he directed us to those. I chose the lamb Tibs which is prepared stew style. My wife had the vegetarian combo selection. The... More 

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Thank daveb914
Watertown, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

I was trying the Ethiopian food for the first time and the food was great. Service was excellent, and the manager was super nice! Say hi to Hagos Tekle

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2 Thank Lelin02472
Haogs T, Manager at Mudai Ethiopian Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so happy that you enjoyed your first taste of Ethiopian food -- and we of course will say hi to Hagos! Thanks, The Staff of Mudai More 

CA
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

If you like spicy food, try Ethiopian! We love Mudai. My husband is a vegan and I am not. But we always leave sated!

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1 Thank abigailjohnson
Haogs T, Manager at Mudai Ethiopian Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so glad that you're such a fan of our spicy Ethiopian dishes -- and that you and your husband are always satisfied with a meal here. We look forward to seeing you both again soon! Thanks, The Staff of Mudai More 

San Jose, United States
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2015

The spongy traditional Ethiopian bread was very thin and did not hold up very well picking up the food. The lamb was very tasty and they did not make it hot per my request.

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1 Thank Jeanette L
Haogs T, Manager at Mudai Ethiopian Restaurant, responded to this review

We're disappointed that you didn't enjoy our homemade injera, Jeanette. It's not the norm to hear that it was made too thin, so we'll be sure that doesn't happen again. We're also sorry if the spice level could have been turned up a notch -- know we'll be happy to do that next time! We hope you'll consider giving us... More 

Fremont, California
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

FInger licking good chicken and lamb and beef curries. also the fava beans salad and of course the Tej. The soft injera is perfect to accompany the yummy stews.

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1 Thank Dl0vestotravel
Haogs T, Manager at Mudai Ethiopian Restaurant, responded to this review

We know it's been a few years since you wrote this, but we're just now getting active on Tripadvisor and wanted to reply! It sounds like you're a big fan of our curries and injera -- we're glad to hear it. We hope you've been back since writing this and that everything is just as finger licking good as it... More 

San Jose, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014

One of my past times is experiencing foods from other countries. I especially like to do this when I am in that country. However, when I am here in country, I will venture to go somewhere that has my curiosity for a while. This afternoon I had the pleasure of experiencing Ethiopian cuisine at the Mudia Restaurant located at 503... More 

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Thank Earl H
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2013 via mobile

Share the vege combo - it's a hefty plate with finger licking good injera bread served with ample amounts of red lentil, chickpeas, collard greens, and a potato gravy. Absolutely divine! The red lentils with injera is he best.

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Thank humming-rye
Haogs T, Manager at Mudai Ethiopian Restaurant, responded to this review

We love that you're such a fan of our homemade injera bread! Even though it's been awhile since you wrote this, we hope you've been back for more and are still a fan. Thanks, The Staff of Mudai More 

San Jose, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

Absolutely Delicious. The Tibs are amazing!!!! Everything is great on the menu. The place is decorated nicely as wel.

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Thank Alif M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:30
Saturday
11:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 503 W San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95126-3649
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-292-2282
Description
Mudai is an authentic Ethiopian cuisine restaurant located just on the edge of downtown San Jose, a walking distance to the major hotels, Hilton, Marriott, Crown Plaza, Saint Claire, and Fairmont. Our food is very traditional and spicily delicious. Come and tour Ethiopia without leaving San Jose.

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