Buraka originated in Madison in 1992 as a popular food cart at the UW’s library mall and later into a full service restaurant located off the Capitol Square. In April of 2000, Buraka moved to our current State Street location.

Our menu consists of Ethiopian and other East African dishes. Ethiopian cuisine is best known for it’s rich and exotic mix of spices; such as Berbere, Garlic, Cardamom, Ginger, Cumin, Coriander, Curry Powder and many more that give our dishes a delicious, unique flavor and aroma. Ethiopian cuisine is also famously known for its unique traditional sourdough bread, “Injera” made from whole grain Teff flour, native to Ethiopia. Our menu offers a range of mild and spicy dishes with a variety of meat, vegetarian and vegan options.