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Rosalind's Ethiopian Cuisine

1044 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019 (Central L.A)
(323) 936-2486
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Ranked #1,121 of 8,555 restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: African, Ethiopian
Neighborhood: Central L.A
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English first
Provo, Utah
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52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

First off, I must say that Ethiopian is one of the most underrated ethnic cuisines in the world - and Rosalind's gets it just right. The staple injera - savory fermented wheat pancakes, used in place of silverware to scoop the stewed or fried main courses - were light, spongy and delicious. The lamb jibs were astounding, as was the... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The place has good ambiance. I had no idea about Ethiopian cuisine before.As a starter we had plantain fry. Then we had a combination dish which consisted of chicken curry, beef, mutton, potato and egg curry served along with injera (traditional Ethiopian bread). A single combination plate is enough to feed 3 to 4 persons. The food is spicy and... More

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Los Angeles, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

First time to have Ethiopian food. I have to be honest and say that it takes some getting used to. The staff was very friendly and provided an overview of Ethiopian cuisine since I was a first timer. Food was ok and I don't think I'll be craving for it. Still, it was a good culinary experience!

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Manhattan Beach, CA
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94 reviews 94 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We had no idea what ethiopian food was but wanted to experience something new. We arrived right when they opened and were one of the the only people eating that early. It was delicious, so much fun to taste all the different flavors and everything we put in our mouth was really good. Our server was remarkably patient with us.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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225 reviews 225 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Had a fabulous authentic meal here - tasty and plentiful Rosalind was a great host. Parking was easy. Price was excellent. We sat outside and watched the world go by. Would return.

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Los Angeles, California
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772 reviews 772 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
313 helpful votes 313 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Ethiopian/African food is at the start of a boom-first Chinese, then Sushi, then Thai and Indian. Now it's Ethiopian food's time in the spotlight. Found a Groupon for Rosalind's and decided to try it. Have eaten at four other Ethiopian restaurants across the country and this measures up! Great friendly hospitality-staff willing to explain, make suggestions, and genuinely seemed happy... More

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Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

I enjoyed the food very much, I an a little bit of a Ethiopian Food connoisseur since I have travelled in Ethiopia for three weeks. I woul rate it a solid 7.5. enjoy!,

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Orangeburg, South Carolina
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90 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Our first experience with Ethiopian cuisine. We are adventurous eaters; found the food to be bland ( I will admit that we asked to avoid anything too spicy.) Interesting, but would not return.

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Los Angeles
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I have been coming here for almost 15 years. Best Ethiopian restaurant in town. Ana gives you the best service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2009

Absolutely delicious. One can really tell with each bite that the food is made and prepared with love. Healthy, more then reasonable prices, and fresh ingredients really make this place a great place to eat.

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