Hours: Sun.–Mon., Wed.–Thu. 11:30 a.m.–10 p.m.; Fri.–Sat. 11:30 a.m.–11 p.m.
One of the most popular Ethiopian restaurants in the East Bay now boasts an expanded menu and a much larger dining room. Like most East African dining establishments, Enssaro offers an abundance of solid vegan and vegetarian options. But the highlights of the menu are hard-to-find meat dishes such as bozena shiro (a sloppy joe-like mixture of ground beef and chickpea flour sauce) and lamb derek tibs — a grilled meat dish that’s probably the closest thing you’ll find to Ethiopian barbecue. For diners who like to wash their injera down with a cold beer, Enssaro probably has the best booze selection among the area’s Ethiopian eateries — not just honey wine and local craft beers on draft, but also a number of Ethiopian bottled brews.
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