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Nyala's African Restaurant

113 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria, Australia
9419 9128
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Ranked #75 of 161 Restaurants in Fitzroy
Price range: $9 - $18
Cuisines: African, Ethiopian, Moroccan
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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78% Recommend
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English first
London, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

not happy with this place at all. service was poor even though there weren't many people eating there. food took ages to be served and when it was served the food was cold. cannot say in good faith that I enjoyed the food here. would not come back

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Me and my boyfriend were wanting something a bit different after dining out fancy for four days straight. I found this restaurant on urban spoon and I wasn't disappointed. Delicious hearty flavoursome meals. Good Food. Good vibe. Good value. Highly recommended!

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Bondi, Australia
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117 reviews 117 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We wandered past on a Tuesday night and popped in, apparently it is so packed you can't get in on the weekends so we were pleased that there was plenty of space. I think the meals are supposed to be shared but as I was vegetarian and my friend was not we had our own meals. They are huge, delicious... More

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Alice Springs, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

The wait staff provided good service with a smile. We ate heaps but still had some left when we'd finished so one of my companions took it home to enjoy for breakfast.

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Modena, Italy
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86 reviews 86 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

Food is tasty, a bit rough in flavors. Service is ok, with a nice atmosphere. An affordable choice in the middle of brunswick.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Wandering along Brunswick St.with my dining partner we thought we would try this upstairs eatery as it sounded exotic. A beautiful tastefully decorated large and airy room, a tasty menu and friendly service. Beaut African beer and cider list and tasty meal ensued. A discount card to return was a nice surprise at the end.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

First time to try African food, may be not used to the taste but I don't find much special in it. The place was quite crowded but we make a reservation so getting a table is not a problem. I don't think I will go back again any time soon

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Lyon, France
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Walking around Fitzroy and I stumbled upon Nyala Restaurant. As I was very curious about African food, I decided to come back with friends several days later. Food was good, especially the different meat dishes they provide, me being a meat lover. Quantity is more than sufficient. You will not leave this restaurant with a hungry stomach. Staff are African... More

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Gold Coast
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

I have never had African food before Nyala's and this was an excellent experience. We had the deep fried cauliflowers for entrees and it was delish. For mains we had the mixed platter which is fantastic value as you get 4 curries and salad. The portions are huge. We had it with the traditional injera bread which I definitely recommend... More

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Bath, UK
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112 reviews 112 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

Many years ago I used to go to an Ethiopian restaurant regularly. It was in the USA and not Africa,but I really loved it. It's been many years since I've had any Ethiopian food. Somehow today talking with colleagues I mentioned Ethiopian food, and we then searched the web to see if we could find some. This looked good and... More

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