At some Ethiopian restaurants, the chefs incorporate dozens of spices and herbs into long-braised stews that roil with heat and flavor. At Finfiné, the cooks take a fresher approach, swaddling the natural flavors of their ingredients quickly sautéed chicken and lamb, say, or fresh carrots and cabbage with transparent layers of spice. Eat everything with injera spongy teff crepes and a glass of honey wine. You wont find Finfinés weekend specials anywhere else in the Bay Area.
Hours: Mon., Wed., Thu., Fri. 5 p.m.-10 p.m.; Sat. 3 p.m.-10 p.m.; Sun. 12 p.m.-10 p.m.; Tue. Closed.
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