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Nyala Ethiopian Cuisine

1076 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019-4401 (Central L.A)
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Ranked #1,021 of 8,696 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $12 - $30
Sun 12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: African, Ethiopian
Neighborhood: Central L.A
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Good for: Families with children
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Tucson, Arizona, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Went on Sunday afternoon for early dinner. Service was very fast. Ordered one vegetable sampler and one meat sampler. Many Ethiopian restaurant are stingy with the injera. This one is not. Had more than enough. As some reviewers have noted, the decor has seen better days, but the restaurant is very clean. Our server was friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable about... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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91 reviews 91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Nyala was one of regular favorites when we lived in Los Angeles 15 years ago. Being able to walk to casual dinner in a large city was wonderful. While Fairfax Ave. has many Ethiopian restaurants, Nyala is still the best. We were not disappointed with the meal and realized how much we missed having access to this restaurant on a... More 

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87 reviews 87 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We've been to Nyala several times and the vegetarians & meat eaters in our group are always happy. The food is tasty, mildly spicy & served with a spongy large flat bread - the idea being to eat everything with your fingers, scooping it all up with the bread. ( Of course, if you asked, they would bring silverware )... More 

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Conifer, Colorado
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80 reviews 80 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I enjoyed my spicy lamb dish. My husband doesn't like spicy food and got a really tasty, but not spicy, fish dish. Very reasonable lunch prices and all the injera you can eat.

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Wilmington, Delaware, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

On a previous visit, my wife experienced eating at Nyala. She insisted that I try it on our current visit. This was a great meal. You can choose between a meal with meat or go vegetarian. We tried both. A special bread is provided and you break a piece off and scoop the food. It was difficult to stop because... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

My friend and I went for lunch on a Saturday. There's a small African display in back, but otherwise there's no specific atmosphere aside from some pictures/paintings. The food was okay (I've had better Ethiopian). The chicken had some gristle, which under a heavy dark sauce is hard to see until you bite down. The lamb was okay, but the... More 

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Bellevue, Washington, USA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

This is a quiet restaurant with a strong Ethiopian atmosphere. We went on a Friday evening and had no trouble getting a table. Three of us shared three dishes (chicken, lamb, and beef) served along with a salad and a lentil dish on an injera "platter". There was more injera in a basket which we tore off to eat with... More 

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SF Bay Area
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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

We discovered Little Ethiopia on a previous visit to LA, and were determined to go back. We decided to try Nyala this time. We arrived early on a Saturday night, and had no problems getting a table for two. We ordered the meat combo and the veggie combo to get a good cross-section of the offerings. We liked the spicing:... More 

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Denver, CO
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371 reviews 371 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

We were enjoying a drive towards a friend's house when we passed a number of Ethiopian restaurants and decided to stop. Nyala was convenient so we entered. We had very good food and were very well served. We had primarily vegetarian food but the fish was the greatest hit. I recommend this place. A

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Zurich, Switzerland
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94 reviews 94 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Had dinner with family at Nyala Ethiopian Cuisine. We ordered the “Doro Wat” (chicken in spicy sauce) and the “Tibs” (chunks of lamb with carrots and onions). They were served together on a large "injera" sourdough flatbread, surrounded by salad, lentils, and vegetables. The chicken and vegetables were excellent, but the lamb was a bit disappointing—it was a bit boney.... More 

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Additional Information about Nyala Ethiopian Cuisine

Address: 1076 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019-4401
Phone Number: 323-936-5918
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
Cuisine: African, Ethiopian

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