About Mela Bistro

“The philosophy of Mela’s Bistro is one of creating bold, mouthwatering flavors
by amplifying the essence of local, seasonal ingredients and herbs.”

Our Food

“Food is the ingredient that binds us together
no matter where we are from.”
Our chef Adiam Tsegaye

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Feel The Real

Ethopian Taste

Our Story

Mela Bistro Modern Ethiopian Cuisine is an intimate restaurant in downtown Oakland where you can gather with colleagues, family and friends.Executive Chef Adiam Tsegaye incorporates modern and traditional techniques that highlight the rich essence of Ethiopian cuisine. Her menu creations are plated beautifully, offering patrons high quality meats and fish, fresh vegetables and traditional Ethiopian spices and herbs.

Mela Bistro
5.0
Based on 89 Reviews
Amelewerk W.
Amelewerk W.
2021-11-24 23:02:58
Am amazing place, friendly owners and the most delicious food. If you eat plant based, you will love it here. read more
Dejen G.
Dejen G.
2021-11-24 16:28:20
My absolute favorite! The vegetarian combo is a sure shot, can't miss. Give it a try, you won't regret it read more
Liya G.
Liya G.
2021-11-24 13:33:28
My go to place for Habesha food! I absolutely love the ambiance of this place + they have amazing cocktails and deserts! You have to try the tuna kitfo (tar... read more
Lula D.
Lula D.
2021-11-24 13:12:03
So glad I discovered this restaurant! They have some of the best Ethiopian food in the Bay Area. Great service and extremely kind staff. Cannot wait to return! read more
Parag S.
Parag S.
2021-07-14 15:04:42
There is definitely a Mela to this madness! "Mela", as I recently found out, means "method" in Amharic (Ethiopia's language).Mela Bistro recently opened... read more
Jeanny W.
Jeanny W.
2021-07-11 11:32:54
This place is amazing! First off, I want to just mention how the staff here is so nice and helpful! My friend made the mistake of putting an entire bird's... read more
Matt B.
Matt B.
2021-06-15 23:05:34
This place served amongst the best Ethiopian food I've ever had. We stopped in for dinner on a Tuesday evening and were seated immediately. Nicely manicured... read more