$12 for $25 Worth of Ethiopian Cuisine and Drinks at Ahadu Restaurant in Berkeley

Fairview Park, Oakland

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$12 for $25 Worth of Ethiopian Cuisine at Ahadu Restaurant

Though Ahadu means “first,” Fisseha and Lula Araya are not the first owners of Ahadu Restaurant. When they took over, though, they brought with them 15 years of restaurant experience, which they now use to bring authentic Ethiopian eats to the community. Through an open kitchen, diners can watch Chef Lula as she whips up lamb, beef, chicken, and vegetarian dishes seasoned with spices sourced directly from Ethiopia. Just as America’s national dish is the hamburger and France’s national dish is the deep-fried beret, Ethiopia’s national dish is doro wat, which Chef Lula creates by simmering spicy chicken in berbere sauce before serving it with a boiled egg atop housemade injera bread. She also sautés portobello mushrooms with onions, garlic, peppers, and tomatoes to craft a flavorful vegetarian version of mushroom tibs or wat. The restaurant’s bar stocks Ethiopian beers such as Bati lager and Hakim stout as well as imported Ethiopian wines.

Ahadu Ethiopian Restaurant

Though Ahadu means “first,” Fisseha and Lula Araya are not the first owners of Ahadu Ethiopian Restaurant. When they took over, though, they brought with them 15 years of restaurant experience, which they now use to bring authentic Ethiopian eats to the community. Through an open kitchen, diners can watch Chef Lula as she simmers pans of lamb, beef, and chicken in spices and butter, and then ladles the thick stews into sturdy stone bowls. Just as America’s national dish is the hamburger and France’s national dish is the deep-fried beret, Ethiopia’s national dish is doro wat, which Chef Lula creates by simmering spicy chicken in berbere sauce before serving it with a boiled egg atop housemade injera bread. She also sautés portobello mushrooms with onions, garlic, peppers, and tomatoes to craft a flavorful vegetarian version of mushroom tibs or wat. The restaurant’s bar stocks Ethiopian beers such as Bati lager and Hakim stout as well as imported Ethiopian wines.

Reviews

The best Ethiopian food I've ever had!! And I have had a lot of home cooked Ethiopian food

K C., Yelp, 7/12/12

The chef was incredible, put so much time into the delicate presentation! What great food, you could tell there was so much love put into it!

Molly A., Yelp, 6/17/12
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    Fairview Park

    6430 Telegraph Ave.

    Oakland, California 94609

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In a Nutshell

Vegetarian seasoned ground-chickpea mitten shiro simmered with berbere and meat dishes such as minced lean-beef kitfo with spiced butter

The Fine Print

Expires Jan 29th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Not valid on weekends. Valid only for dinner. Valid only for parties of 2 or more. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • Fairview Park

    6430 Telegraph Ave.

    Oakland, California 94609

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