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Radio Africa Kitchen
4800 3rd Street
San Francisco, CA 94124
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Radio Africa Kitchen Details
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: T-Sa 5:30pm-9:00pm
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
African, Moroccan, Organic
Beer, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Radio Africa & Kitchen is located off of the Muni T-line, Oakdale & Third Street stop.
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.
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Basically, I would recommend this
place. Good food, ambience and staff."
Dined on 2/15/2014
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
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
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
Beautiful food presentation and
Dined on 2/13/2014
We were thoroughly pleased from
start to finish. We chose the tasting dinner!"
Dined on 2/8/2014
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
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
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
I finally made it to RAK and I
will go back as often as I can! We found a menu with something for everyone without being overwhelmed by a bunch of pretentious options; the food was excellent; the space is open and ambient; and the service was perfect: no one lingered over us but checked in at reasonable intervals. The prices could not have been better for high-quality cooking. I'll go back alone, with friends, or with a group."
Dined on 11/16/2013
unusual food , artistically
presented, scrumptious to eat"
Dined on 11/7/2013
Delicious jambalaya with shrimp,
chicken, kale & okra with bold flavors. Good portions. Enjoyed the music & nice ambiance if you like dim restaurants. Clean, earthy decor & attentive service."
Dined on 10/26/2013
Great restaurant in bad
neighborhood. Food is fantastic. Service is good. Neighborhood is terrible."
Dined on 10/25/2013
exotic food, prepared with fine ingredients and great skill. About 30% cheaper than it would be in a trendy neighborhood. I've been there twice and plan to return."
Dined on 10/20/2013
The Food was prepared perfectly
with wonderful combinations. We had the tasting menu ( which included the appetizers, entree and dessert ), we enjoyed everything we ordered. The sea bass and flank stake entrees were very flavorful and well seasoned. The service was very friendly, knowledgeable and timely. We will go back."
Dined on 10/19/2013
Had the 5-course chef tasting menu
for 2. Was expecting Western cuisine with an African twist, but most of the dishes didn't have that. With the tasting menu, the price wasn't worth it for the portions you get... might as well order a-la carte, which had much bigger portions at lower price."
Dined on 10/13/2013
Beautiful space. Very friendly
staff, though service was at times slow. Noise level horrendous on evening we went cuz they had live singer whose ear-splitting voice overpowered ALL conversation. Wait staff was apologetic but didn't seem to be able to do anything about it. We had a tasting menu, and to tell the truth, I don't feel I can fairly judge the quality of the food just based on that. Though the samples of cabbage salad, lamb & fish were excellent, the other dishes offered for tasting were not particularly outstanding. However, I got the feeling that as fully plated entrees or appetizers, the experience would have been more satisfying. Will return to give place another try cuz I've heard such good things about the chef for years."
Dined on 10/11/2013
Bvhp is special. Radio Africa
across from one of SF's oldest opera house. And like the opera, Radio Africa seranades food & culture & community. A Michelin restaurant w better and more attentive service than @americanfishLV."
Dined on 10/9/2013
Finally, a destination restaurant
in the Bayview! Think of the food as African-fusion, familiar (African) spices and ingredients, but used in a more contemporary and sophisticated way. From appetizers to dessert it is obvious that the chef is very talented. I plan on going back to try more of his dishes. Service was friendly and prices VERY reasonable. Wine list is limited, so bring your own if this is important to you."
Dined on 10/5/2013
We really enjoyed our experience
at Radio Africa. The food was amazing and also unique. This was our third visit and we are already planning our next one."
Dined on 9/28/2013
Very fine chef's work on mixing
smells and tastes in the sides and sauces. Fish perfectly cooked. Chocolate desert excellent. The place has a beautiful modern design and noise-absorbing ceiling."
Dined on 9/19/2013
Great food, wonderful service.I
love this restaurant!"
Dined on 9/13/2013
Having the tasting menu for two,
we ate a variety of dishes. Each were delicious perfection. Service was thoughtful and friendly."
Dined on 9/4/2013
The flavors here are always
exceptional, the portions very good and the prices extremely reasonable. This is always a great place to relax and enjoy good food for a great value with friends."
Dined on 9/7/2013
Food was excellent, well-prepared,
perfectly seasoned. The service was exceptional. Kind servers who were very attentive and helpful, but not overbearing."
Dined on 9/5/2013
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