Why is there a good Ethiopian restaurant in San Jose’s Japantown? How did this happen? We don’t know, but we do know it’s great—certainly the best Ethiopian in the area, says maigre. The place is Rehoboth, and it’s unusual among local Ethiopian joints for using high-quality, organic ingredients. The cooking is lively, and beautifully balanced.
Gomen (collard greens) are tender, lively, and delicious. The yedoro tibs (sautéed chicken) is the best version of this dish maigre has ever tried. Red lentils are truly tasty, with great texture and a perfect balance of spices.
Rehoboth Ethiopian Cafe & Restaurant [South Bay]
655 N. Sixth Street, San Jose