Ethiopian cuisine is best known for its rich and exotic mix of spices, such as berbere, garlic, cardamom, ginger, cumin, coriander and curry powder.


Welcome to Buraka


Stop by for lunch or brunch.
We open at 11am every day.

Buraka is back

Buraka Is Back!!!
Thank you for welcoming us back into business.

Buraka family name

“Buraka” means joy and contentment in the Oromo language.

Friday Fish Fry

Buraka Friday Fish Fry $11.99

Friday Fish Fry
We’re serving up two pieces of cod in a light, berbere spiked batter, our famous Buraka sauce, tasty lentil and rice pilaf, and our spicy sweet potato fries. Only $13.99!

The Patio

Buraka's Backyard Patio

The Patio is Open
Stop by and enjoy a meal or drink in our backyard patio. We serve bottomless Mimosas for $10 per person from 11am to 3pm on Sunday mornings.

Menu Highlights

Tibs over Rice

Lunch Special
Stop by for lunch we open at 11:00 AM. Meals are served over rice or “Injera”.

Tani Diakite

Tani Diakite to perform Wednesday, March 1st

We’re excited to have Tani perform at Buraka this Wednesday! Stop in and watch him play from 8pm-10pm. Tani is a musical force who has inspired an entire community of artists. With his Kamale n’goni, a West African ancestor to the banjo, and his plaintive singing, he never fails to drop the deepest blues around. Influences Oumou Sangare, Ali Farka Toure, Lobi Traore, Habib Koite, Baaba Maal, Youssou Ndour, Tony Allen, Salif Keita, Amadou & Mariam, Fela Kuti, Toumani…

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BBC-Remarkably drought-resistant frankincense could restore African lost woodlands

By Melissa Hogenboom 3 January 2017 In dry areas in the Horn of Africa, there are frankincense trees that thrive in the extreme aridity. These trees are harvested for the frankincense resin that they produce. It is used to make perfumes and incense, and can only be obtained from the wild trees. For many years, frankincense trees have faced challenges that could threaten their very survival. Now a new analysis provides hope that this downward spiral could be prevented. To…

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Trekking Ethiopia’s Simien Mountains

Ethiopia is a land of legends and mystery – the Queen of Sheba and the Ark of the Covenant to name but two. The landscape is also mesmerising. In the far north are the Simien Mountains – a mystical world of primeval forests, misty peaks, bizarre plants and exotic creatures. Trekking these stunning highlands is like stepping into an otherworldly paradise. Travel Tips – Olivia Poznan – Lonely Planet Writer, Sept. 22, 2016 Dramatic landscapes Violent volcanic eruptions 40 million years…

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Almaz Ayana, a 24-year-old distance runner from Ethiopia

Ethiopian runner stuns with 10,000-meter world record

Ethiopian runner Almaz Ayana stuns crowd with 10,000-meter world record By Mina Kimes | Aug 12, 2016 A few minutes before the start of Friday morning’s 10,000-meter race, Almaz Ayana, a 24-year-old distance runner from Ethiopia, kneeled on the track and quickly made a cross over her chest. When the prerecorded sound of a gunshot rang through Rio’s Olympic Stadium, the mass of 37 runners took off and swiftly separated into two groups; Ayana and the defending champion from…

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Black Restaurant Week – Aug 14-21

Madison Black Chamber of Commerce is holding Madison’s first Black Restaurant Week. If you enjoy delicious home-cooked food, you still have time to get out to Madison’s first-ever “Black Restaurant Week” which has been going on this week and will continue through Sunday, Aug. 21. Organized by the Madison Black Chamber of Commerce, Black Restaurant Week features 15 restaurants, food carts, and catering companies owned by African-Americans throughout the city. Black Restaurant Week patrons can enjoy dining at delicious restaurants,…

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1210 Williamson Street
Madison, WI 53703
Open Every Day
Mon - Sun, 11 AM - 2 AM
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Buraka, Inc.
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