Mu'ooz is an African not-for-profit social enterprise and restaurant, located in the heart of culturally diverse West End.

Mu’ooz, means 'tasty and healthy' in Tigrinya, the language of Eritrea and parts of Ethiopia.


We offer exclusive North-East African cuisine using local and imported African ingredients while providing exceptional quality service.


With the hosting capacity of 150 seats we can accommodate large events on request. 

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Support our cause

Founded in 2003 by the "Eritrean Australian Women & Family Support Network Inc our aim is to give work experience, training and employment opportunities to African refugees, helping to break down the cross-cultural barriers.

For women who have suffered traumatic experiences of war, poverty and had little opportunity for education, Mu'ooz gives both employment and new opportunities that help the healing process.


To date they have given work experience, training and employment to over 300 women! You too can help to empower African refugee women in a number of ways.


Come in, order takeaway or use our catering service to enjoy our tasty food and empower African Refugee women - all at the same time.


  • Over 300 refugee women have received work experience, training and employment in the last 14 years (97% are still in employment)

  • Finalist in the 2011 "Awards for Excellence" QLD Restaurant of the Year, Restaurant & Catering

  • Deductible Gift Recipient Status granted by the Australian Taxation Office, July 2011.

  • Supporting the development of other African social enterprises in Queensland and interstate.

  • Introduced in 'Queensland Good Food Guide 2013'

  • Fundraising over $13,000 for the Victorian Bush fire Appeal, Queensland Floods, East African Drought and Breast Cancer

  • Launched an economic recovery initiative to manufacture bottled paste products in response to COVID-19 

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What our customers are saying


Alvin A.

"The food is delicious, the staff are always friendly, and it has a chilled vibe."


Eric S.

“Cool place, excellent food, a great idea for a restaurant featuring some of the most unique food I’ve tasted in Brisbane.”


Lesley B.

“Great food, lovely atmosphere and an amazing story. I've eaten here many times and also attended a cooking class.”