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4800 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94124-5405
+1 415-826-9660
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:00
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17:30 - 20:00
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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We had a party of 9 for lunch - everyone loved their food: salmon, lamb, meatballs, eggplant, heirloom tomato salad and hibiscus lemonade. Relaxing atmosphere with large windows, beautiful photographs.

Thank Krista D
San Francisco,CA,USA
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

This is a lovely neighborhood restaurant hiding out in the Bayview. You order your food at the counter from a chalkboard menu revised daily. The food has an African influence, seasoned to perfection. I have ordered the salmon on a bed of couscous with steamed spinach at least 3 times and am never disappointed. The jambalaya is also good, and... More 

Thank MaxineK99
El Cerrito, California
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2014

We went here with Groupon but plan to return. Everything was so fresh, so interestingly prepared and the service was attentive without being intrusive. The cuisine is inspired by the cuisine of the Middle East and Africa using California ingredients. It was creative and spiced just right. We tried the tasting menu, which we highly recommend as a way to... More 

Thank LauranTony
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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114 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014

I discovered Radio Africa & Kitchen in the 2014 Michelin Guide. It's off the beaten track, it the post-industrial Bayiew neighborhood. The cab driver said, "really?" But he'd heard of the restaurant too. The atmosphere is airy, with tasteful decor and beautiful plants. And notably for San Francisco, my two companions and I could have a conversation without shouting at... More 

1 Thank April L
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014 via mobile

We had everything on the menu and were not disappointed! I loved the openness of the room--two wall are glass so we could people-watch. After the 4 of us had inhaled everything, the chef made his way over and spoke with us for a while. We will definitely go back!

Thank Robin C
San Francisco
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206 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

What a gem! Eskander is a chef with a background in some of San Francisco's toniest restaurants, and has then added the sensibilities of his home in Ethiopia. You end up with wonderful dinner that are classic and exotic at the same time -- not at all "fusion," but clearly different. And, yes the service is shaky. Give yourself extra... More 

Thank rhopelain
San Francisco, California
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82 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2014

I've known Radio Africa Kitchen since when it was a pop-up, and loved their food. The food is still awesome in their permanent space. Vegetable dishes are good, but their fish and lamb dishes are the winners if I had to choose. The area is hard to get to as it's really not near anything, but the MUNI stop is... More 

Thank Yoichi_SF
Lake Tahoe, Nevada
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77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2013

An innovative menu that changes weekly. Diverse offerings with items unfamiliar to us (e.g., black garlic eggs, smoked trout bacala, lomi omani?) but all satisfying and delicious. Were given more than the "five" items offered with our Groupon discount. Definitely do the seasonal tasting menu!

Thank ccorpuel
Fremont, California
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629 reviews
423 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2012

My wife & I used a Groupon deal to try this new restaurant. The chefs came out to visit twice which was nice. Our waitress was not too familiar with the vegetarian tasting menu, but the chefs knew it. There were like 10 items so we got to try many items. The food was good - never overbearing spiciness. It... More 

Thank MihirMeghani
Dallas, Texas
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63 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2012

I recently took 3 collegues to Radio Africa. It has received good reviews in the local paper and was mentioned in Food & Wine so we wanted to try it. It's a bit of a cab ride from the middle of the city but well worth it. Because the appetizers all sounded good, we ended up ordering all of them... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4800 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94124-5405
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-826-9660

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?