I'd been living in the neighbborhood for a few months before I discovered that there are several middle eastern restaurants/shops and an Ethipian restaurant tucked out of sight in Mission Valley shopping center (Western and Avent Ferry).
I'm particularly interested in whether anyone has experiences with Abyssinia, the Ethiopian restaurant. It's so hard to tell what kind of place it is from the exterior.
I tried one of the middle eastern shops (Lebanese?), and got some bulk olives, feta and pita for a nice price. Has anyone found any gems among these places?