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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%
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1320 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129-4336
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

If this is your first time you will be pleasantly surprised by both the cuisine and the service . Had the platters .. Vegetarian and non vegetarian. The beef and the chicken were outstanding . The lamb was mediocre at best. The lentils and the...More

Thank Saansaax
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Great surprise today!! Eating at Zeni for lunch come and try their food. Presentation was absolutely lovely. Food I had vegetarian combo and my son had of course the meat combo platter. Everything was delicious and flavorful. They do not take reses so come early...More

Thank Lpeake
Reviewed 12 August 2016

We were table for 5, a tight fit in the Zeni family dining room. We enjoyed being a part of the family for an hour, including meeting the owner/chef & her colleagues. Our host from Campbell recommended meat combo, veg combo, the lamb, the poultry...More

Thank Jackemeyer
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I visited here with a family of 4 and as a couple of folks in the party were fasting we ordered just 2 dishes. The waitress told me I had to order more.... My jaw dropped and I told her no that was my order...More

Thank Dheeraj G
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We got there earlier, so we didn't deal with any wait to be seated. The food is really good and the staff is friendly. I asked for the waitress suggestion and she nailed it, everything was delicious! Can't wait to go back!

Thank marifmelo
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

I have had Ethiopian food at plenty many places, homemade to restaurant versions so I know my Ethiopian food taste buds well. The food here is good. Our server was this beautiful charming young lady who was courteous and pleasant. Thank you for helping us...More

Thank Ninaad D
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Regular here for lunch. Good service and food ... They have live music on weekend dinners (though that is average!). The main issue is the wait on weekends and they have not much space to sit or even stand indoors. Vegetarian combination and Shuro-wot are...More

Thank H P
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Nice place..very busy therefore expect an hour wait. Also you must be willing to share meals from a large plate. No individual plate for eating from. Ready to use your fingers as well. All the food was great - vegetarian, chicken and lamb. Only a...More

Thank Rama A
Reviewed 31 May 2016

I went for a weekday lunch with a friend. Seating was quick, friendly service, and excellent food. We shared a vegetarian combo and had leftovers for lunch - portion sizes are big. Single unisex bathroom in back of area but was clean.

Thank SPtravels2016
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

A really warm Ethiopian restaurant in San Jose. I went for the sambussa which is lentil filled pastries with spicy sauce. The other item I ordered was veg combo plate but quickly realized that I will not be able to finish it so went for...More

Thank Pramod S
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  • Food
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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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