About Moya…

Moya first opened on July 9, 2010. It took owner Fana Alemayehu a year to complete the project. She came to San Francisco from Ethiopia in the early 80ʼs and has worked in the food service industry ever since, but Moya was her first opportunity to showcase her cooking. Fana began cooking at a young age which was common for young girls in Ethiopia. When she got older, she loved to cook and invite people over and host events. Her favorite thing about cooking is that food brings people together. Everyone has things to do and places to go, but we all have to eat. Fanaʼs goal was to open a place where people could enjoy good Ethiopian food in a comfortable and casual setting.
At Moya, we use fresh ingredients including authentic Ethiopian spices (prepared especially for Fana by her mother in Ethiopia).

Whatʼs Ethiopian Food??

Ethiopia is a country located in East Africa. Injera, traditional Ethiopian bread, is the foundation of Ethiopian food. We use it to eat everything, and we eat with our hands.
The proper form is to tear a small piece of injera and use it to pick up the different stews using a pinching motion. Oh, and another thing, youʼre only supposed to use one hand, your right hand. By the end of your meal, your left hand should be just as clean as it was before your food arrived. Ethiopian cuisine offers several options to suit a variety of tastes. At Moya, our Ethiopian menu includes meat options, chicken, vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dishes.

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