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Zeni Ethiopian Restaurant

1320 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129-4336
+1 408-615-8282
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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All hours
CUISINES
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1320 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129-4336
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1 - 10 of 98 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place, I was surprised as cuisine was similar to Indian and even the taste. We ordered the vegetarian platter to share with Ethiopian breads and chicken dish. Food was fresh and delicious and restaurant filled very early and soon there were Long queues. Servers...More

Thank Anand1351
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I haven't had Ethiopian food in a long time. It used to be a fun outing in DC where I'm from, but I found that all the onion bothered my tummy so I avoided it. When invited to Zeni recently, I decided that it was...More

Thank h22101
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I absolutely love this place - the food is extremely well priced, they keep the injera coming, and the flavors are immaculate. You have the option of selecting the "standard" seating arrangement of table and chairs or "traditional." We love the traditional...More

Thank lifeexplorer437
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The sambussas are a nice way to start with a Ethiopian beer. We always order the vegetarian combo and then add 1 or 2 meat side depending on how many people we have. An Ethiopian friend recommended the beef kifto. We have tried most of...More

Thank robertinSJ
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Who would have thought to find such a great restaurant in a shopping plaza! There was quite a line when we arrived but the system they use to take reservations allowed us to go for a stroll nearby so we didn't have to stand outside...More

Thank petzjaromir
Reviewed 9 June 2017

We recently went here for the N-th time, this time with an out of town relative visiting. Normally the wait time during the weekend is about an hour or more, we were surprised to get a table within 15 minutes on a Saturday.. nice change.....More

Thank JupiterNine
Reviewed 7 June 2017

This was the first time my boyfriend and I had Ethiopian food and it did not disappoint. There was no seating on the floor, everything was at a table, just everyone knows. (I honestly was hoping to sit on the floor). But the staff was...More

Thank SammiDeRosa
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Tried a farewell dinner for my friend here. We had a wait time of 1 hour to avail a table. But is worth waiting. The food is delicious and seem like traditional Ethiopian. Should try once.

Thank Meiyappan K
Reviewed 12 April 2017

A very different experience from the normal ! We came in a little late on a Sunday afternoon and probably because of that, it was not crowded. We were seated immediately, service was quick, the food did not take too long to arrive .... and...More

Thank Shashialabur
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Great food that you can eat with the whole family. The food is brought out on a platter and served as hand food so everyone can share. Very tasty and not to fattening

Thank boginballs
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
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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