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”.

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1210 Williamson Street
Madison, WI 53703
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Mon - Sun, 11 AM - 2 AM
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