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Moya Reopens Today With New Tagline: "Eat. With. Your. Hands."

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121 9th St., SoMa
Phone: 415-431-5544, website, Facebook
Status: Opening today
Hours: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday

Today marks Moya Ethiopian restaurant's full recovery from a devastating fire that leveled its first location to the ground in May of last year. After being evicted by the landlord soon thereafter, owner Fana Alemayehu and her three daughters have been hard at work rebuilding their business at a new location. As of right now, they are brewing coffee and whipping up their Ethiopian home cooking for the first official day back in action.

The cafe and restaurant offers American options too. So morning-time egg sandwiches and dinner-time meat lasagna can be ordered in addition to a range of traditional Ethiopian snacks, fresh-baked injera, doro wot, kitfo, a veggie sampler and more. Although the traditional Ethiopian way is to eat with your hands, Moya does have forks hanging around should you need one. Fresh brewed Equator coffee is also on offer all day long.

The restaurant seats about 35 in a self service format: diners order at the cash register, get a number and seat themselves. The Alemayehu's warmed up the space's exposed concrete and wooden surfaces with tones of orange and red. Beer, wine and outdoor seating are in the works. You can check out the preliminary menu here on the website. Look for an updated version to go live later today.


121 9th St., San Francisco, CA