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Sheba Piano Lounge

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1419 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115-4114
+1 415-440-7414
17:00 - 00:00
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Thu - Fri 17:00 - 02:00
Sat - Wed 17:00 - 00:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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58 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic night! The whole experience was one of the best meals of our 4 week vacation. We read about this place in Australia and booked ahead - just as well... people couldn't get in. The Ethiopian food is spicy but oh sooooo delicious. The band was just awesome. But the biggest shout out was to our wonderful server... More 

Thank Barb577
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I walked by this place dozens of times and was always curious what exactly happened here. I walked in on a Sunday night thinking it was empty to find the place packed! We opted to not wait for a table and sat at the bar and ordered cocktails and a couple of appetizers. The theme is a very 70s interpretation... More 

Thank Paolo R
San Mateo, California
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

My wife wanted to surprise me since I love live music. We walked into Sheba and one of my favorite songs was being played by the Jazz band performing that night. I fell in love with the stress free ambiance and beautiful Ethiopian decorations. I also fell in love with their signature drink, Solomon's Swizzle. You really only need one... More 

Thank SouthBeach650
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Stopped by for a drink and some jazz. Got both and left smiling. All in all pretty good place. The live music is pretty loud which makes any sort of conversation difficult. And the jazz was real heavy and an awesome guy on the sax

Thank sailingkiwi91
San Francisco, California
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111 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

An intimate, friendly place which we discovered unexpectedly. Staff is extremely friendly and helpful, the food is amazing (Out of Africa) and the place has life music every evening, 'Keeping the Fillmore Jazz alive'! We spent a great evening ans were able to bring a 12-year old without any complications, tough the place is rather set-up for a grown-up audience.

Thank alexander d
Totnes, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Small place but with great atmosphere and good live music. We had the shareing dishes from which the chicken dish was particarly nice. The service was efficient and friendly and made for a pleasant evening. Went on a Sunday night and was full.

Thank Anthony G
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Fantastic Ethiopian food with live jazz. Go family style and enjoy the spice and flavor of this cuisine while people watching and relaxing to the sounds of great music. The crowd is lively and the drinks are delicious. Put your preconceptions aside aside and enjoy a delicious adventure.

Thank Michael M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

I was new to Ethiopian food and I loved it! The food seriously tasted home made. So yummy - if I could go back today I would! Ambiance was fun and they had live piano players!

Thank jcerrone
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

Best injera we've had since Ethiopia! Flavors are terrific in all the dishes, Service was outstanding. We went early for dinner with a friend and the place began to fill up soon after. Nice live music as well but the star of the night was the Great food that was served.

Thank danielwA4434SM
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon Sheba while in search of some Jazz the other night. Boy did we luck out. Got a great seat at the long bistro table towards the front and enjoyed, drinks, dessert and some great Jazz. Servers were really friendly and helpful. Can't wait to visit again so we can try the Ethiopian cuisine.

Thank TennisGuy777

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
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Open Hours
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1419 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115-4114
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-440-7414

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