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LeYou is an ode to contemporary Ethiopia, where the dining room is filled with tall, leafy greenery, tables are topped with burlap coffee bags tucked under thick glass, and artwork adorns the walls.

— Michelin Guide

For a modern approach to Ethiopian food in the Bay Area, you must try this restaurant

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Presenting a contemporary version of Ethiopian food is a tough balancing act. Too much innovation risks alienating customers who grew up eating the cuisine. But done just right, like at LeYou, a modern Ethiopian restaurant in San Jose, it attracts new and old customers.

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Michelin Guide recognizes two San Jose restaurants as “new discoveries”

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In May 2023, two San Jose eateries — LeYou Ethiopian and Petiscos — were honored as the Michelin Guide’s “new discoveries” ahead of its annual Bib Gourmands and Stars announcement released later this year.

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Michelin honors 19 Bay Area restaurants as ‘new discoveries’

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List includes San Jose, Oakland, San Mateo, El Granada, Napa, San Francisco finds

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San José Immigrant Restauranteur Spotlight: LeYou Ethiopian

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If you’ve been looking for healthy and tasty food, perhaps you’ve run across Ethiopian food before and you might have even been served by Aida Taye at LeYou Ethiopian. Aida’s education and interest in health are woven into the dishes here along with her love of caring for others. She is always happy to speak with customers about the culture and food from her native Ethiopia, including sharing with moms the kinds of baby food Ethiopians give their toddlers and small children.

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Michelin Guide's New Additions Feature San Jose Restaurants

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The prestigious Michelin Guide has recently updated its California list, adding 19 new restaurants, all hailing from the Bay Area, and shining a spotlight on San Jose's culinary prowess SFGate and Mercury News report. Among these latest additions, two highly praised establishments from San Jose have found a place on the coveted list: Petiscos and LeYou.

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