• Tana Ethiopian Restaurant and Market

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Vegans have several choices; please inquire. Wi-Fi. Open Tue-Thu 11:00am-9:00pm, Fri-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm.

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15 Reviews

First Review by groovychick


Points +614

05 Jun 2023

Incredible Injera

The menu features its vegetarian (which are all vegan) options front and center—literally. We all got the vegetarian special. The food was great and the decor was entertaining to say the least. My daughter really enjoyed the color changing water faucet in the bathroom. 😆

Pros: Affordable , Injera was delicious. , Close to Knott’s Berry



Points +53

01 Jan 2023

Fab and local

I’ve had Ethiopian an Eritrean all over the world and this is on par, especially for a local spot. The injera was moist and savory. The portions reasonable for the price. Two thumbs way up. A whole hand up if they went fully vegan.


Points +2435

12 Oct 2022

Delicious veggie meal!

I have grown to love Ethiopian food and Tana did not disappoint. The food was fresh and delicious. Staff was friendly but reserved. Place is a bit run down but the food made up for it.

Pros: Big portion of food., Inexpensive, Delicious

Cons: Restaurant is a bit run down


Points +24

05 Sep 2021

Five stars

Terrific little joint. We came as a family and ordered every vegan dish they had. Excellent! So inexpensive too. Four of us are stuffed and rolling home happy, rubbing our bellies.

The 4/5 is only because this app forces reviews to be only 4/5 stars if they serve meat options as well as vegetarian/vegan.

Pros: Excellent food, Terrific family business, Great price

Cons: None


Points +76

22 Aug 2019


I usually only eat Ethiopian food when I travel but have tried it in many restaurants. I got mine delivered tonight and this is some of the best I’ve had. The heat level is perfect. I got the vegetarian plate, and it’s all vegan. I asked for extra injera, I just love it, and they gave me tons extra. Even with getting it delivered it is reasonably priced, and I have enough for lunch tomorrow. Super yummy too!!!

Pros: Great injera, Decent vegan options, Delicious

Cons: Does not exist in Maine


Points +38

14 Nov 2018

Excellent Healthy Eating

Located in a nondescript shopping the kind that characterize Southern California I probably would not have eaten here except for the many positive reviews. I was not disappointed.

Pros: One side of the menu is plant based, Macrobiotic eating without a need for rice, Food feels homemade and clean

Cons: Dishes range from 8.99-12.95 so not free!


Points +373

27 Oct 2018

delicious food

Good atmosphere, small restaurant, very nice people. We told him we were vegan, and they cooked it vegan. Spicy, and great flavors


Points +2921

02 Feb 2018

Awesome place!

Food is excellent here. Not many Vegan friendly places in the area, so this was a nice surprise!

Pros: tasty options

Cons: needs more vegan options


Points +169

19 Jan 2018

thank goodness for Tana Ethiopian!

This is one of our Orange County favorites! My boyfriend and I have had Ethiopian food several times, and this place does not disappoint. We always get the Vegetarian Special, which is perfect to share with two people. Their Shiro Wot & vegan Sambusas are also very tasty.


Points +243

11 Oct 2017

Tasty veg options

Both food and service were excellent at Tana. I had the veg special, which included a great variety of very flavorful foods. My co-workers, one of which never had Ethiopian food before, both enjoyed their dishes too. I would definitely go back if i lived closer...

Pros: service, taste factor


Points +20

15 Jul 2017

a five star review

I love, love, LOVE this restaurant. I would love to give this restaurant five stars, but I'm only allowed to give them four stars since they do serve some meat. I am a vegan and I eat here at least once a week! Such friendly service and delicious food. Ethiopian food is primarily lentils cooked in many different ways with many different spices. A great place to bring non vegans as well.


Points +1027

06 Jan 2017

Satisfying if you're in OC

We enjoyed our lunch here, I had the large Veggie Platter special (the larger of the two combos) since I wanted to try everything and couldn't decide. It was delicious but unfortunately I do prefer the Ethiopian places in LA. The injera (sourdough crepe) was cold like it had been in a fridge, so it didn't seem fresh, whereas the LA restaurants have them made on the premises.
Flavorwise, not as deep as the LA ones either. Tasty, but mild in spice and flavor. They day we went they seemed short staffed as well and not ready for us so we may have gotten there too early? We were the second table of customers and it took them a while to come by, etc. When we left, there were more people coming in, so that's a good sign, and I hope they did better later. While this place was good, and we were in the mood for Ethiopian food, we'd come again only if in the area.

Pros: tasty, local, Ethiopian!

Cons: slow, could use more flavor

Craig N

Points +62

22 Jun 2016

No frills, just very tasty food, good value in a simple setting.

Really enjoyed the place. Very tasty food, good service/portion, great value, with very simple decor. If this place was transported to Laguna Beach and the decor spruced up to make it more exotic, they can easily triple the price. Authentic because of the many Ethiopians we saw there. Because Ethiopian good is eaten by hand, the wife was shocked that the server also only used her hands when putting the neighboring customers'leftovers in the box. Will consider asking them to not put the food on the injera/bread because it does get a bit oily and soggy. We don't want to waste any food by not eating the bread.

Pros: Very tasty, Authentic, Great value

Cons: Simple decor, Server using hands when putting leftovers in box


Points +377

23 Feb 2016

Legit Ethiopian food in Orange County

The Vegetarian special dish is a feast and is all vegan. Tasty food and friendly staff. Nice not to have to drive to LA for good Ethiopian food.


Points +59

04 Feb 2016

First Time Having Ethiopian Food

So I've never had Ethiopian food until I came here but I was not disappointed. There are veg options and the food comes in big portions. The restaurant has a groovy, cozy atmosphere and it's a great place for getting together with family. And my adopted cousin who is from Ethiopia went here too and he loves it, so I think it's pretty authentic.

Pros: great food, big portions, not too expensive, cool atmosphere

Cons: it's not in a very good area

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