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Nyala Ethiopian Cuisine

2900 Harvard St, Fort Collins, CO 80525-2690
970-226-8943
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Ranked #49 of 471 Restaurants in Fort Collins
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Ethiopian
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Eugene, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

If you already know you enjoy Ethiopian food, try this place -- it won't disappoint. If you've never tried Ethiopian food, you're in for a treat. It's somewhat spicy, on par with Mexican food, and is served on injera, which is a bread that's more like a gigantic, very spongy pancake. Nyala's will offer you utensils, but don't use them... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The food is really great and pretty inexpensive for a sit down restaurant. The only problem is I went on a busy night and it took the one waitress working the restaurant a very long time to get our orders and it took the kitchen a long time to have our food ready. I would still definitely go back for... More

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Denver, Colorado
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6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

My family was in Ft. Collins yesterday and went in search of a restaurant with meat from grass-fed animals. When eating out, generally the only affordable option is lamb. Local middle-eastern restaurants did not have lamb available, so we expanded our search and were pleased that we did. At Nyala we were made to feel welcome and tried two of... More

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Loveland, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

The place had great ambiance...the decor was great, music was the perfect volume and the traditional seating was very neat. The wait staff was very helpful but a little stretched while we were there. The food was very good...the injera bread was a very different and tasty experience. The main portion was great, both in flavor and presentation...and the kid's... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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62 reviews 62 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Since Ethiopian restaurants are hard to find and good Ethiopian food is even harder to find, I like to enjoy it wherever I can find it, so being in Fort Collins again for a few days, I had to return to Nyala. I was not disappointed! If you have never tried Ethiopian, this is the place to cut your teeth... More

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Flossmoor, Illinois
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

The restaurant is small but nicely decorated. The waitress was friendly but extremely busy, being the only wait staff on the night we visited. The food was wonderful & we got a lot. I got the spiced tea & it was so good. I really don't remember what it was that I had but being with a large group we... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

This restaurant was really a wonderful place! It is decorated in authentic Ethiopian decor. The food was very tasty! The owner of the restaurant talked to us about Ethiopia, the country she grew up in. She answered all of my questions and shared a lot about the culture and way of life there. It sounds like a really neat place!... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

My family recently relocated from East Africa and were looking forward to finding a local Ethiopian place. As other reviewers have said, the food is made fresh and the use of spices is very good. Having said that, it is different from the Ethiopian food that we found in East Africa. For one, the dish Dora Wot traditionally is a... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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62 reviews 62 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

I have travelled the country for many years, and I always seek out Ethiopian restaurants wherever I go, and Nyala is one of the best if not the best in the entire country! Food was very fresh, spice level was perfect, I just can not say enough about this restaurant. I would advise anyone that has never tried Ethiopian to... More

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FORT COLLINS
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254 reviews 254 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Just learned about Nyala's from Trip Advisor--wanted something different. This excellent restaurant offers true Ethiopian entres in a restful setting. As 'first timers' the waiter suggested we try the mildest versions. My wife had the chicken Tibs and I ordered the lamb (mine was tastier I feel).Preparation was perfect--small morsels-not fatty- sautéed with tomato, green pepper and onion--we both had... More

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