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Nyala Ethiopian Cuisine

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2900 Harvard St, Fort Collins, CO 80525-2690
970-223-6734
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Amazing Gluten Free Food!

I have Celiac Disease and there are 2 restaurants that I feel completely comfortable eating at in Fort Collins. Nyala is at the top of that list! The cook/owner takes great care of her customers. The food is some of the best food that I have ever eaten. I had no idea that cabbage and mushrooms... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Sarah N
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Racine, Wisconsin
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Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I have Celiac Disease and there are 2 restaurants that I feel completely comfortable eating at in Fort Collins. Nyala is at the top of that list! The cook/owner takes great care of her customers. The food is some of the best food that I have ever eaten. I had no idea that cabbage and mushrooms could taste so good.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A tiny gem just of College Ave. Greeted at the door by the owner who patiently taught us an introduction to Ethiopian foods. A fascinating complex of flavors, very different than American fare. e will return - there's lots more to learn and taste!

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Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We decided to visit here on a whim and the great rating. We went for the traditional seating where you share your dishes on a large platter. In addition the seating is at a smaller table focused around the platter. We ordered a glass of Ethiopian wine and Ethiopian beer. For a starter we had the appetizer sampler which was... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I usually go here with a few friends or family and order a vegetable combination, lamb and chicken dish and ask for it all on top of anjara, the Ethiopian fermented bread ( yum!). We love it. Also, if you like an authentic Chai, try theirs.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We are big fans of Ethiopian food and were excited to try out this spot in FoCo with a group of friends for lunch recently. The owner was very congenial and explained the food to those who were not familiar with it. And when we got our food it was quite good - albeit with fairly mild levels of spice... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

My partner wanted to surprise me. Wow, wow ,wow With a snowstorm blowing outside, We were wonderfully treated to fabulous Ethiopian food. We sat @ Western tables, but the authentic seating was also available. The owner, cane out and chatted us up. Wewll, worth the snowstorm to experience this fabulous little restaurant in Ft. Collins, Colorado

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Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

It wasn't bad but it is right next door to my favorite Star of India. In the interest of fairness, thought we would try Nyala. Still prefer Star of India. The waitress could not have been nicer and the fish dish I had was great.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Nyala is one of the more unique places to dine in Fort Collins. If you have never had Ethiopian food, it is hard to describe the special combination of spices used. The flavors are a treat and it is a must-have experience. This is a place that is never too busy but the service tends to be slow, nonetheless. The... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I've eaten here many times with my wife and friends, and we've never had a bad meal. It's a little pricey compared to chain restaurants, but you have to remember that all of the food is prepared by one person, and after you order it. The 3 meat sampler (lamb, beef & chicken) is my favorite, and all of the... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is one of the hidden gems in a foodie town. The proprietor and chef interacts with her guests when possible and the service by the wait staff is superb. Best of all, the food is addictingly delicious and the experience is top notch.

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Additional Information about Nyala Ethiopian Cuisine

Address: 2900 Harvard St, Fort Collins, CO 80525-2690
Phone Number: 970-223-6734
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fort Collins
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Ethiopian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2900 Harvard St, Fort Collins, CO 80525-2690
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Fort Collins
  • Phone Number: 970-223-6734

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Ethiopian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?