Finfin�� Ethiopian Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 2556 Telegraph Ave

    Berkeley, CA 94704

    Map & Directions
  • 510-883-0167

About Finfin�� Ethiopian Restaurant

Hours
Monday From 05:00 PM To 10:00 PM Wednesday To Friday From 05:00 PM To 10:00 PM Saturday From 03:00 PM To 10:00 PM Sunday From 12:00 PM To 10:00 PM

Food

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Brought a special someone here for their Birthday and was pleasantly surprised at what an amazing evening it was at Finfine. The atmosphere was comforable and relaxed hidden in a little plaza. Charlie and his sister were so attentive and

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★★★★★

Brought a special someone here for their Birthday and was pleasantly surprised at what an amazing evening it was at Finfine. The atmosphere was comforable and relaxed hidden in a little plaza. Charlie and his sister were so attentive and

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The food here is quite unique-- there are no utensils for you to use, so you would need to pick up the food with the injera bread, which is a spongy bread that tastes like sourdough. I've had only 2 dishes from here, don't remember what they were, but they were definitely delicious. I'd say, try anything off their menu. Try their Ethiopian wine-- it tastes very fermented.

4
★★★★☆

The food here is quite unique-- there are no utensils for you to use, so you would need to pick up the food with the injera bread, which is a spongy bread that tastes like sourdough. I've had only 2 dishes from here, don't remember what they were, but they were definitely delicious. I'd say, try anything off their menu. Try their Ethiopian wine-- it tastes very fermented.

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Hands down the best Ethiopian restaurant in Berkeley. Since the first time I went I've been hooked! The atmosphere of this family owned restaurant is very clean, traditional and beautiful. They have friendly and courteous staff. The meat, fish and vegetable platters are out of this world, every bite is delightful; especially with the special Ethiopian honey wine. And on top of everything, it's very inexpensive! I cannot recommend it highly enough!

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★★★★★

Hands down the best Ethiopian restaurant in Berkeley. Since the first time I went I've been hooked! The atmosphere of this family owned restaurant is very clean, traditional and beautiful. They have friendly and courteous staff. The meat, fish and vegetable platters are out of this world, every bite is delightful; especially with the special Ethiopian honey wine. And on top of everything, it's very inexpensive! I cannot recommend it highly enough!

Pros: Best Ethiopain food in town.

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The dishes here are unique. The staff is great and the food comes quickly. The only draw back is parking which anyone who goes to Berkeley know is a problem. I highly recommend trying it even if you have to walk a few blocks to find a long term parking space.

4
★★★★☆

The dishes here are unique. The staff is great and the food comes quickly. The only draw back is parking which anyone who goes to Berkeley know is a problem. I highly recommend trying it even if you have to walk a few blocks to find a long term parking space.

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Of the many Ethiopean restaurants I've tried over the years, this one rates tops in all areas; service is low-key and friendly (the host is very warm and helpful) the atmosphere is quiet and clean, and the food... oh Lordy, the food. It is sublime. There are no words to describe the depth of flavours and exquisite spicing. This is, by far, the best Ethiopean food I have ever eaten. As is traditional, two of us ate family style, ordering two meat and one veggie entree, happily anticipating left-overs. The lamb dish, recommended by the host, was almost a miracle it was so good. The spices were rich and intensely satisfying without being very spicy. In my book, the lamb stole the show. But, the beef (also recommended) was excellent as well, and much spicier. The garbanzo dish was also outstanding. Another guest with us had a fish dish (not the salmon) that was quite good, but not as remarkable as the other meats we tried. Our 10 year old friend ordered a mild chicken dish, and loved it. The honey wine is a wonderful sweet and dusky mead. Asmara used to be my favorite, but I'm afraid Fin Fine has stolen my heart. The tab was around $85.00 for 4 people, and enough left over on the family-plate for another hearty meal for our sick housemate. This place is one of the the best restaurant finds I've had in the last couple of years!

2
★★★★★

Of the many Ethiopean restaurants I've tried over the years, this one rates tops in all areas; service is low-key and friendly (the host is very warm and helpful) the atmosphere is quiet and clean, and the food... oh Lordy, the food. It is sublime. There are no words to describe the depth of flavours and exquisite spicing. This is, by far, the best Ethiopean food I have ever eaten. As is traditional, two of us ate family style, ordering two meat and one veggie entree, happily anticipating left-overs. The lamb dish, recommended by the host, was almost a miracle it was so good. The spices were rich and intensely satisfying without being very spicy. In my book, the lamb stole the show. But, the beef (also recommended) was excellent as well, and much spicier. The garbanzo dish was also outstanding. Another guest with us had a fish dish (not the salmon) that was quite good, but not as remarkable as the other meats we tried. Our 10 year old friend ordered a mild chicken dish, and loved it. The honey wine is a wonderful sweet and dusky mead. Asmara used to be my favorite, but I'm afraid Fin Fine has stolen my heart. The tab was around $85.00 for 4 people, and enough left over on the family-plate for another hearty meal for our sick housemate. This place is one of the the best restaurant finds I've had in the last couple of years!

Pros: Located in a secluded restaurant mall, not on the street, so it's nice and quiet.

Cons: Telegraph Ave. can be a tough place for parking.

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I found this restaurant to be affordable and charming. The food was exquisite and the servers were attentive without being intrusive. We dined 'family style' and tried the vegetarian assortment as well as a beef and a lamb dish. My dinner-mate, who claimed to dislike lamb, raved about the lamb dish we ordered. I thought it was very good as well, but I was more partial to the beef dish that had a little more 'bite' to it. The Ethiopian tea was fragrant and quite good. The vegetarian offerings were equally satisfying, and we were planning our next visit before we finished our meal. The cost, including a generous tip, was under $50.00 and we had more than enough leftovers for another meal, which we took home with us. In my humble opinion, Fin Fine is one of the Bay Areas best kept secrets!

2
★★★★★

I found this restaurant to be affordable and charming. The food was exquisite and the servers were attentive without being intrusive. We dined 'family style' and tried the vegetarian assortment as well as a beef and a lamb dish. My dinner-mate, who claimed to dislike lamb, raved about the lamb dish we ordered. I thought it was very good as well, but I was more partial to the beef dish that had a little more 'bite' to it. The Ethiopian tea was fragrant and quite good. The vegetarian offerings were equally satisfying, and we were planning our next visit before we finished our meal. The cost, including a generous tip, was under $50.00 and we had more than enough leftovers for another meal, which we took home with us. In my humble opinion, Fin Fine is one of the Bay Areas best kept secrets!

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I really don't understand how Finfine could only have 7.1 points in your ratings. This is my favorite Ethiopian restaurant and I've been to almost all in Berkeley/Oakland. The dishes are very flavorful, but not too spicy. They have a mouthwatering salmon dish, and great honey wine. The service is also wonderfully polite, nice and attentive. It's a relatively small, quiet place with a unique ambiance. Highly recommended.

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★★★★★

I really don't understand how Finfine could only have 7.1 points in your ratings. This is my favorite Ethiopian restaurant and I've been to almost all in Berkeley/Oakland. The dishes are very flavorful, but not too spicy. They have a mouthwatering salmon dish, and great honey wine. The service is also wonderfully polite, nice and attentive. It's a relatively small, quiet place with a unique ambiance. Highly recommended.

Pros: wonderful service

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I had always admire the african culture and their food. My favorite is Ethiopian. I n the city of Berkeley in my opinion the best Ethiopian restaurant is Finfine, the have a small place on Telegraph ave. but they have on of the best services in the area. There food is very good. If you go during lunch ask to eat in their patio.

4
★★★★☆

I had always admire the african culture and their food. My favorite is Ethiopian. I n the city of Berkeley in my opinion the best Ethiopian restaurant is Finfine, the have a small place on Telegraph ave. but they have on of the best services in the area. There food is very good. If you go during lunch ask to eat in their patio.

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This is a great place to dine when you are in the mood for being somewhere besides the city. The food takes you around the globe to another taste and culture. The service is pleasant and the prices are reasonable.

4
★★★★☆

This is a great place to dine when you are in the mood for being somewhere besides the city. The food takes you around the globe to another taste and culture. The service is pleasant and the prices are reasonable.

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