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Radio Africa Kitchen
Radio Africa Kitchen

Radio Africa Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.radioafricakitchen.com/
  • Phone: (415) 420-2486
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: T-Sa 5:30pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, African, Ethiopian
  • Executive Chef: Eskender Aseged
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: We are available for all types of catering events from in home dinners to museum events & anything you could imagine. Please contact Cynthia Field at radioafricak@yahoo.com with questions.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Oakdale
  • Public Transit: Radio Africa & Kitchen is located off of the Muni T-line, Oakdale & Third Street stop.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Radio Africa Kitchen
When you dine with us, you will enjoy a seasonal, nutritionally well-balanced meal that always includes organic vegetables, greens, grains, nuts, wild fish, shellfish and fruit, accompanied by fine herbs and spices.

Radio Africa Kitchen specializes in customized catered events. Please contact the restaurant for more information.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food is creative and delicious! The service is amazing!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food and customer service was excellent. I will come back."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I made a reservation for July 22 at 7pm. I then updated it at open table to 9pm and received confirmation. When I got there the chef was gone and the kitchen was closed, and had been for some time. They said the chef left because it was slow. I left a voice message at the restaurant and never heard back. This experience was extremely disappointing because I was visiting from out of town. I had to pay a taxi for 30-minutes to get there, it was for my fiance's birthday and we had to leave the next day. We were so upset we had to get back in a taxi and find something else to do for his birthday. He was so upset. Had they returned my call or called me at least with an apology I could respect that. Also, I prepaid for this bad experience."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Got a groupon for this place and nit was totally worth it, didn'nt know what ro expect ut the food was just amazing."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Funky aesthetic but top notch food, refined & SMART. Neighborhood may challenge some folks but the prices are lower for comparable food due to location. Really swell!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Bayview is up and coming and Radio Africa is leading the pack. Amazing food for an incredibly good price."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We had a tasting menu and EVERY. SINGLE. DISH. WAS. INCREDIBLE. We were really impressed, and plus the service was wonderful! The chef was so nice; we said thanks afterwards and he said he was sorry he couldn't stop by our table since he ended up being quite busy, but we were touched he thought of it! We are definitely coming back!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Loved it, we had an amazon local coupon for a five course tasting menu here. What a fantastic deal, we were able to try the full menu at a reasonable price. And what delicious cuisine, not your standard Ethiopian fan fare; but no one could complain!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed the tasting menu, which is comprised of each of the appetizers, and a sampling of all of the entrees, along with desert. We live in the neighborhood and are delighted that Radio Africa & Kitchen is nearby. Our wait staff was friendly and relaxed and each sampling platter was brought to our table in a timely manner. That evening, a Thursday night, Radio Africa hosted a live, jazz duo which added to the modern, yet casual ambiance. All of the food was prepared well, was very tasty and was delicately prepared. The only thing missing was Ethiopian flat bread, which has a unique and distinctive taste that I love. Otherwise, a very nice restaurant that we plan to revisit."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Really nice place, good food, neat ambience, very friendly. A real find."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The only downfall is the neighborhood is very scary af night. The food is fresh and amazing!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I've been twice now. Once for a birthday and again for the Chef'sTable table. The food is so good. I highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The food was delicious, but the service was extremely slow."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We had the 5-course tasting menu, it was great! A good variety of food, and it filled us up,"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "First time actually eating here. Food well prepared and seasoned well. Menu varitey suggest vegetarian mostly, but there are some meat dishes. I had the beef dish with spinach and sweet potatoes. Excellent, not spicy and meat was very tender. More than enough to keep you full. Dessert menu was awesome, althought did not order, too full!! Great neighborhood find, parking is limited mostly on the street. But accessible by the "T" streetcar. Stops right in front. Since I am familiar with the area, I would recommend to local San Franciscans and anyone in the neighborhood to support local entrepenurs. Not pricey. Affordable as well. Wine list is varied as well. Give it a try!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "Service, food service and selection, minimalist zen like atmosphere (not in the Japanese style, just peaceful!) Each time I've gotten the tasting menu for two and been over the moon with delight. Note that the neighborhood is the Bayview, so prepare yourself for that by not leaving anything valuable in your car. Once inside, it's an oasis in the 'hood."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Basically, I would recommend this place. Good food, ambience and staff."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We made a reservation for 4 about 3 wks in advance for Valentine's Day. When we got there it was a first-come-first-served basis which was unacceptable. We realize that VD gets hectic, but any restaurant needs to manage their seating better. When we complained to the Manager instead of apologizing to us, he just kept blaming VD for the delays. I use Open Table exclusively for reservations & this is the first time we've been treated like this ever! The food was very good but not excellent as the reviews said - we believe that VD had something to do with it since we were expecting better. The service definitely needs to improve if they want to stay in business!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I had the roasted lamb w/ couscous and kale. TONS of meat! Very tasty... get it."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I had been meaning to check this place out after having read about its prior incarnation as a pop up restaurant. I arrived for my reservation and found the place was obviously overwhelmed by the deluge of people who had come for Valentine's day. The waitress who seated us apologized in advance after telling us the kitchen was way backed up. Despite this, the food seemed to come out at a welcome pace, allowing us to fully enjoy the tasting menu. The chef even came out to welcome customers and help the staff with turning over tables. I highly recommend this place."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I booked a table 2 weeks in advance for Valentine's day but still had to wait 40 minutes to be seated and another 20 minutes to even receive a menu. There were several other diners waiting for a long time to be seated. The food came out pretty quickly, but our wine order was forgotten, and simple things like getting a refill on water took a long time. They had obviously overbooked and overstretched themselves. The food was quite good -- particularly the lamb and eggplant dishes -- but it wasn't enough to make the waiting and overall poor service experience worth it."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Beautiful food presentation and wonderful ingredients."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We were thoroughly pleased from start to finish. We chose the tasting dinner!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Thank you, for your wonderful food and good presentation. I enjoyed the mouth watering lamb dish. I loved the spices and the healthy food served. Wonderful flavors and spices. I will see you again soon. My dinner party had a meeting and were able to here each other well over wonderful food and deserts."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We loved our tasting menu and the service was great. The service was attentive and our server explained things carefully and kindly."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "1- very expensive 2- food was good. They feed you a lot of small portions of appetizers and lots of bread at the beginning. 3- the main entrees were very small portions. Rip-off! 4- scary neighborhood - not worth your life 5- would not go back again"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "This was perhaps the tenth time I've eatien here: the food is always amazingly interesting and wonderful. The service was attentive (not only the servers: the owner/chef came out to the tables to make sure the diners were enjoying their meals). The restaurant itself is great and the only downside to Radio Africa is the neighborhood. But, clearly, that is not enough to deter me: I really enjoy this place."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "The ambience was great, our waitress was very friendly and attentive and explained each dish as they came out. The food was presetned well and tasted great. Would definitely recommend it!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Excellent food, very nice feeling, low key and friendly."
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "We celebrated a birthday of one of our co- workers. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was just right. The chef puts a lot of heart into his cooking and it comes through. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Wonderful tasting menu! We especially enjoyed the barramundi, cooked perfectly."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "This out of the day restaurant is worth the drive. Parking is not a problem (or easy to take the T line Muni). Food creative, very good and priced right! Don't let the drive out to the neighborhood stop you from trying this great restaurant"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Incredible food - we were stunned at how delicious it was. The restaurant could have definitely raised prices by 10-15$ per dish and no one would have complained."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "...and an awesomely priced, well-selected (though small) wine list. Plus two large tables that look to hold 8-10 if you have a larger group. We'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Like a catchy song you can't get out of your mind, I keep thinking about our dining experience at Radio Africa. Located in the Bayview area of San Francisco, this newly remodeled restaurant location surprises you with great food, excellant service, and a wonderful dining experience. We arrived at opening time on a Saturday evening. The restaurant was empty and the staff appeared to be still setting up. Service was slow in the beginning but really came around at the end. We had the tasting menu. Every course was prepared elegantly and each dish combined all flavors into a wonderful mix. Service improve during the course of the meal with the waitstaff timing each different dish appropriately and also explaining each dish to us."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Bayview is an easily accessible neighborhood by MUNI, and Radio Africa Kitchen gives San Franciscans an excuse to pay a visit. Modern African cuisine is on the menu and will suit meat/vegetarian/vegan tastes with complexly seasoned, seasonal fare. Every course is unique and delicious. Wine list is serviceable and straightforward."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "We loved Radio Africa! The food is fantastic and original and so flavorful and beautifully presented. However, as two women coming alone from opposite directions, it was not the easiest place to find parking close by nor to walk through the groups of folks hanging out in front of the check cashing place on the corner. It was worth the inconvenience, however, especially at Travelzoo prices for the 5 course tasting menu."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "The chef does a contemporary mix of Ethiopian and cosmopolitan food. We had the tasting menu, delicious! We had a full dynamic range of dishes, from exquisitely prepared soups and vegetables to fish and perfectly cooked lamb. All dishes were well seasoned and beautifully presented. I have been to this restaurant before and will dine there again. I rated the noise level as quiet, but we ate early (before the usual SF dining time). Out of the way, but you can get there easily on the T line, getting off at Third and Oakdale."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "Great food and good friendly service. Veggie friendly and the food is different but good and interesting. They use lots of veggies and meats in a new African inspired way, it's not the traditional Ethiopian food and it's got spices and flavors from other countries too."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "First time this location. Really lovely people, ambience, quiet jazz. Relaxing. Food is great. It's very reasonable! Responsive and able to accommodate specific dietary needs. Have liked in a different location before. Even better this time. Feels like an area you want to think about what's showing in your car. You want this place to succeed."
    Dined on 11/23/2013