35 Grand Ave. Oakland, CA 94612 510-844-4886

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STARTERS

DOUBLE BAKED AWAZE CHICKEN WINGS* $10

ORDER Free range chicken wings marinated in awaze sauce (Ethiopian hot sauce) served with yogurt parsley dip

TURMERIC CHICKEN SKEWER $10

ORDER Free range chicken breast marinated in turmeric ginger sauce

ROASTED PEPPER AND BERBERE HUMMUS (V) $7

ORDER Garbanzo beans, roasted peppers, tahini, berbere, garlic, evoo, lemon juice and sea salt; served with pita bread

SAMBUSA (V) $7

ORDER Spinach tortilla filled with black lentils, leeks, ginger, garlic and jalapeños

hot * = option of hot or mild

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Soup

Lentil Turmeric (V) $6

ORDER fire roasted corn, lentils, garlic, ginger, shallots, turmeric, sea salt and pepper (V)

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SALADS & BOWLS

MELA MELA (V) $12

ORDER Lettuce, red and green tomatoes, jalapenos, cucumbers, onions, parsley, garlic, ginger and marinated garbanzo beans served with chef's special dressing

TOMATOES & CUCUMBERS (V) $12

ORDER ginger marinated tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, yellow beets, olives, radishes, and garbanzo beans

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From The Ocean

Asa Kitfo* $18

ORDER wild caught sushi grade ahi tuna tartar, seasoned with mitmita, false cardamom, herb infused olive oil, and Himalayan salt

Asa Wot (fish goulash)* $15

ORDER wild caught cod fish, coocked with onion, garlic, ginger, cumin, berbere, infused with olive oil - served with inejera or rice.

Shrimp Tibs* $15

ORDER sauteed shrimp with onions, garlic, ginger, berbere, rosemary, cumin, salt & pepper

hot * = option of hot or mild all dishes served with Injera (you can substitute with turmeric rice, couscous or pita bread)

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MEAT ENTREES

CHICKEN TIBS* $16

ORDER free range chicken breast cubes, sauteed with onions, garlic, ginger, jalapenos and herbs

LAMB TIBS* $17

ORDER grass fed lamb, sauteed with garlic, ginger, onions, clarified butter (ghee) and herbs

BEEF TIBS* $16

ORDER grass fed beef, sauteed with garlic, ginger, onions, clarified butter (ghee) and herbs

CHICKEN & MUSHROOMS* $16

ORDER free range chicken breast, sautéed with onions, garlic, ginger, jalapenos, mushrooms and herbs

hot * = option of hot or mild
all dishes served with Injera (you can substitute with turmeric rice, couscous or pita bread)

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VEGETARIAN | VEGAN

VEGGIE TIBS* $14

ORDER Sautéed Portobello mushrooms, onions, garlic, ginger, tomatoes, red and green bell peppers, mitmita, and jalapenos

MISIR WOT* $14

ORDER Red lentils simmered in berbere sauce, ginger, garlic, onions, false cardamom, sea salt and pepper

SHIRO WOT $14

ORDER Chickpea powder simmered in onions, garlic, tomato sauce and herbs

VEGGIE KITFO $14

ORDER Portobello mushrooms seasoned with Ethiopian spices, red onions, Anaheim peppers, garlic, ginger and herb infused evoo

MELA’S VEGETARIAN PLATTER* $15

ORDER chef’s selection of five vegetarian options

hot * = option of hot or mild
all dishes served with Injera (you can substitute with turmeric rice, couscous or pita bread)

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Sides

string beans & carrots $4

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gingered cabbage $4

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turmeric garbanzo beans $4

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beets & potatoes $4

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gomen (collard greens) $4

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yellow split peas $4

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Beer

Harar (Ethiopia) $5

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Walia (Ethiopia) $5

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Bedele (Ethiopia) $5

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La Guanitas IPA (local) $5

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Corona $5

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Stella $5

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Dessert Wines

Moscato de ASI $8

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Sweet Reselling $7

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Desserts

Tef Chocolate cake $6

ORDER Tef chocolate cake filled with Bavarian cream, topped with vegan whip cream

Mascarpone and cocoa $4

ORDER House made lady fingers dipped in coffee liquor and mascarpone, Cocoa,

Citrus cake $6

ORDER Yellow olive and citrus cake filled with mascarpone rum cream

Beets and almond cake $7

ORDER Beet almond cake served with warm berries sauce

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Drinks

Ethiopian coffee (Yergachefe) $3

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Gingered Ethiopian iced coffee $3.50

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Ginger Honey lemonade $3.5

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AnisAnis lemonade $3.50

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Hibiscus iced tea $3.50

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Latte $3.50

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Macchiato $3.50

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Spiced Tea $3

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Coke $2.50

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Sprite $2.50

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Pierre $3

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Wine

Tej (Honey wine) $5 btl 25

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Merlot $7 btl 32

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Cabernet (Wachira CA.) $7 btl 32

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Chardonnay (Wachira CA.) $7 btl 32

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Zinfandel (Wachira CA.) $7 btl 32

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Pinot noir $8 btl 35

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Champagne $10 btl 50

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