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”.

Songhoy Blues from Mali

Malian Film: They Will Have To Kill Us First: Malian Music in Exile

Attention Lovers of Film, Documentaries, and especially Music! Don’t miss the exclusive Madison screening of ‘They Will Have To Kill Us First: Malian Music in Exile” as it follows the journey of Malian musicians, Songhoy Blues, through their fight to overcome tyranny in their home country of Mali. ✔ Where: High Noon Saloon ✔ Film – When: Sunday, April 10th at 5pm – (FILM + Discussion + Food) ✔ Concert – When: Sunday, April 10th at 8pm (Music) ✔ What: Screening +…

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A young man in drought conditions in Ethiopia

US Announces $97 Million for Ethiopia Drought Relief

Voice of America: January 2016 The United States aid agency has announced $97 million in emergency assistance for Ethiopia to help address the “ongoing humanitarian crisis resulting from the impacts of the El Niño phenomenon.” A drought that started in the spring of 2015 is forecasted to ease in early 2016. Rainfall in February and March 2016 was more plentiful but not uniformly distributed. CNN – 3.3.16 – U.S. dispatches emergency aid for Ethiopian drought US Embassy – 3.18.16 – Response…

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Ethiopian Film: "Lamb"

Ethiopian Film – Lamb – “A boy and his lamb”

The heartwarming Ethiopian movie of a boy and his lamb Living in a foster home after his mother’s death, a 9-year-old Ethiopian boy risks all to save his only friend — his mother’s pet lamb — in this touching semi-autobiographical drama from writer-director Yared Zeleke. UK Guardian – Lamb review – Sheer brilliance knits together first Ethiopian film at Cannes The first image in Lamb is a closeup of a small boy’s hand laying gently on the thick, auburn wool…

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BBC – Learn about Ethio-Jazz Music

BBC Music on the World Service with Cerys Matthews Mulatu Astatke Cerys’ musical legend for March is Mulatu Astatke, a multi-instrumentalist, composer and cultural ambassador who, in his 70s, is still busy touring and sharing his funky vibes with the world. Listen BBC – 3 minute clip12 March 2016 Born in the western Ethiopian city of Jimma in 1943, Mulatu was all set for a career in engineering when he headed to college in North Wales. But he quickly discovered…

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Thank You to all our new customers. We had a great Opening Weekend.

Opening Weekend – Thank You Customers

Thanks to everyone who stopped in this weekend! We are so happy to be back open and so grateful for our customers. We were busier than we could have ever imagined and because of that we will be closed tomorrow (Monday March 7th) to re-stock and refuel. We’ll be back to normal business hours on Tuesday and ready to serve you all once again. Thank you for supporting us!

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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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