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Nyala African Cuisine - CLOSED

4148 Main Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
(604) 876-9919
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Cuisines: African, Ethiopian, Moroccan
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English first
burlington ontario
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131 reviews 131 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

The owner was angry that we had booked using a coupon and maybe because of that our servings were the size of appetizers. Wine was good. Left hungry!

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Vancouver, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Nyala was my place of choice for Ethiopian food for the past 14 years in Vancouver. Half of the time they have been operating in Vancouver. Incredibly friendly service and atmosphere, delicious food, and a welcoming owner who over the years became a good friend. Alas, it is now done and Nyala closed, as of October 30. Thank you for... More

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Vancouver, BC
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

I know I know when I think back to the evening it's hard to believe it all happened! We took advantage of some coupons and were also greeted by the owner with a sour face. Not a good sign. We ordered pakora which basically was individual pieces of tasteless deep fried battered veg. Not the usual flavourful combination of shredded... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

My boyfriend and I have tried to eat here a few times, but it was usually so busy that we didn't wait around. However, when a social shopper coupon was available, we jumped on it and made plans to eat a few days later. On dining day ,there were only three other tables occupied, which you would think would mean... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

We went to Nyala last week. I was dreaming of yummy injeera and curry and wow, did I get an awakening! The injeera felt like sandpaper: Injeera usually is served in rolls (in other places where I've dined) but these ones were flat and falling to pieces because they were so dry! It felt like they had made it 3... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

My mom and I decided to try Nyala last week, as I had never had African food before. I honestly was not sure what to expect. Wow...was I ever impressed!! We ordered 2 entrees, and as a result received 2 compliementary salads to start. The Azifa Lentil and Tabloueh salads were delicious. A short time later, the entrees arrived. We... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011

Nyala Restaurant serves the tastiest African food in the city. We started out with the appetizer platter special (hummus, pakoras and calamari) and it was delicious we wiped the plate clean. Then for entree we ordered the Moroccan Tagines since we've never tried that before and it was again amazingly flavourful. Seeing as we couldn't pass the opportunity to eat... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2008

Hmm... it sure is different! Had a lamb dish, very rich in spices, but not a hint of savoury or sweetness. Different!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2008

Yummy curry but that carpet-like bread turned me off.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2008

Ambience is nice (could use more light inside). Food portion, though, is small. Not worth eating here outside of Dine Out.

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