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Axum Cafe

698 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117-3305
+1 415-252-7912
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good21%
  • Average17%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
6 Jul 2016
“The lonely planet guide advised this restaurant”
30 Jun 2015
“fantastic food”
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African, Cafe, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
698 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117-3305
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Reviewed July 6, 2016

And it is really good, food is spicy though, it was not a problem with me but beware. The owners are very friendly and nice. You may have Ethiopian beer or a local beer : speakeasy!. they got also excellent Colombian coffee

Thank marc b
Reviewed June 30, 2015

My husband and I tried out Axum based on previous reviews and we were so glad we did. Fantastic food at very reasonable prices, in a simple yet relaxed atmosphere. This was our first taste of Ethiopian food and we have been trying to find...More

Thank Hannah_W_M4
Reviewed May 29, 2014

We just love visiting this restaurant, and go every time we visit San Francisco. It's not fancy, by any means, and the decor looks more like a take away than a restaurant, but the service is always friendly, the food full of flavour and the...More

2  Thank roosterza
Reviewed January 10, 2014

Every time I'm in San Francisco I try to make it to Axum Cafe. They make this one mushroom dish called Kintishara that is amazing! It's mushrooms diced and simmered in tomatoes,onions garlic and authentic Ethiopian spices. I haven't found this particular dish in any...More

2  Thank RHG62
Reviewed August 16, 2013

If you are looking for good authenic and affordable Ethiopian food, this is the place for you. We ordered the vegetarian platter for five. The portion is large, the favors fantastic, and everything had just the right amount of spice. If you want fine dining...More

1  Thank J N
Reviewed May 22, 2013 via mobile

Excellent lamb and the woman working was great company. We chatted for an hour. I would recommend this restaurant for a good meal

Thank danielTucson
Reviewed May 18, 2013

My friend suggested Ethopian Food and I was not sure what I was getting into. Axum is on Haight Street but off from the madness of Haight/Ashbury. I was surprised to find street parking readily available, this is San Francisco. The Entrance was unassuming but...More

Thank Clarina P
Reviewed August 26, 2011

Great Ethiopean restaurant with very friendly and attentive staff. The food was very tasty and fresh. Eating with your hands is fun and I would eat there anytime again. We had a combination platter for two, with vegetarian and meat dishes on it. Also enjoyed...More

Thank ToniTorpedo
Reviewed June 24, 2011

We staggered in after our long flight, without a booking, but were fortunate to find a table. The guy out front, who seemed to be doing everything from clearing tables, to welcoming guests and taking food and drink orders, was very welcoming, but understandably rushed....More

1  Thank roosterza
Reviewed October 18, 2008

If you're on a budget, this is a must stop. Judging from the other diners, this seems to be a local favorite as well. Service slow but pleasant and decor is upscale cafeteria. Food is well seasoned and plentiful - just don't expect gourmet quality...More

1  Thank West46th
The area surrounding the intersection of Haight and
Ashbury streets, “The Haight” still exudes vibes of
the 1960s counterculture as a haven for vintage
clothes, music, pop posters and body piercing shops.
While the Summer of Love ended decades ago,
Haight-Ashbury has turned into a melting pot of
hippies, hipsters, and professionals. Walking through
its streets can still feel like stepping back in time.
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Restaurant Details

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US$12 - US$12
Open Hours
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 698 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117-3305
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Haight-Ashbury
  • Neighbourhood: Haight-Ashbury
  • Phone Number: +1 415-252-7912
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