About Tadu Ethiopian Kitchen
Our inspiration for Tadu comes from our beloved grandmother Tadelech Oda also known as Tirumama, which translates to “The Good Mother”. She was well known for her warm hospitality that she always provided in her own home. Her door was open at all times to anyone and everyone whether they were family or not. She would make her guests feel comfortable through her radiant personality and her authentic cooking. She was an amazing cook. The name Tadu is derived from her formal name Tadelech.
Our mission is to portray her personality through our warm hospitality and family style cooking. We are invested in each individual customer’s experience. We prepare our food with delicacy to maintain authenticity and delight. Our recipes are original and are designed to capture the genuine flavors of Ethiopian cuisine. We provide a variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, with an option of mild or spicy. The majority of our ingredients are organically grown and are imported from Ethiopia.
What we hope for is simply to create a warm, cozy, and friendly environment for our guests while they are enjoying their Ethiopian meal. We have an open kitchen setting where our customers can see where the magic happens. We are equally committed to efficiency and convenience. Our food preparation process does not take more than twenty minutes.
Last, but not least, we hope to serve in creating transparency to the Ethiopian culture in the San Francisco Bay Area. From our Ethiopian dishes to the cultural illustrative pictures in our restaurant, we hope to introduce and familiarize the Ethiopian culture to the community.
Recent Testimonials from Customers:
A group of friends and I found this Ethiopian restaurant on Ellis St. near the intersection with Leavenworth. The food was very good. We ordered a variety of items, and the staff were unbelievably committed to ensuring the customers had a good experience. ~ TW, San Francisco, CA
Fast, super nice staff. The special kitfo is delicious. ~ EC, San Francisco, CA
Really good food, great service, and not to pricey. I had the vegetarian combination. Would not hesitate to go back. ~ KB, Willow Creek, CA
Very awesome Ethiopian food with all the tests you can’t imagine, especially for those who really missed the test and flavor of our food. Very great experience during my visit to San Francisco, CA ~ AM
Kitfo is delicious so is the veggie combo and tibs. Great service and reasonably priced. ~ MB
Went to Tadu on Friday and had delicious Kitfo and tibs! ~ DG