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261 Irvington Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079
973) 327-4840
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Ranked #2 of 54 Restaurants in South Orange
Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Ethiopian
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English first
New Providence, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We dine here quite often as the selection of food, including vegetarian, is terrific! The food is consistently good although at times some of the dishes can run on the saltier side. The decor is simple and understated. If you're looking for fancy this is not your place. However if you are looking for great authentic food at a good... More

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Newark, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I had the joy of eating here and it was truly a wonderful experience. The food is magnificent serve hot and fresh. The waitress is friendly and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. There were so many items to choose from I did not know where to begin. I sampled a little of everything and was thrilled.

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New York City, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I went to Lalibela for the first time last week and I can't wait to go back. The people who run it are friendly and warm, the vegetarian selection was outstanding- the pumpkin was particularly delicious- the lentils were great too.

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United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Visited to this place for first time. Its a cozy, small place with good food. The people were friendly. Their menu has some good selections....We also found some deals on yelp for this place. In all its a good place to try out....

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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89 reviews 89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I cannot understand all the superlative reviews for this very average restaurant. It is simply furnished, and we had careless basic service with little explanation of the dishes. The lamb dish we ordered was far more bone than lamb, really difficult to both eat and dispose of the bones in this group dining situation. Credit to them for removing it... More

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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. I've been to other Ethiopian restaurants in South Orange, Montclair, New Brunswick, and New York. This place is one of the best in New Jersey. This restaurant deserves it's great reviews. My most recent visit was during the summer. My party of five arrived at 6pm and enjoyed nearly 3 hours of beautiful sunlight... More

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NJ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I will start with, that I want more places like this to exist. I almost did not write this review, because Lalibela don't need more praise...lot of it on Yelp. But I have to give my two cents in. Eevry single time we came, it was special. I am not sure whether it is my love for Ethiopian food and... More

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Springfield, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We are regulars at this restaurant and love it! The food is always fresh and tasty and the wait staff is very friendly. The only suggestion is to try to avoid it on a busy Friday or Saturday evening as it is a small place that fills up quickly.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

I went there with some friends and I had a great time. The server was extremely nice and knowledgable about the food. He was extremely helpful on choosing the meal I had explaining Ethiopian culture. Will def come back!

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Maplewood, NJ
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67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We go to Lalibela a lot -- ethnic food is our thing, and Ethiopian food is near the top of the list. The quality of the food is consistently good -- savory, tasty, and mouthwatering. Servings are generous, and the wait staff is very friendly.

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Additional Information about Lalibela

Address: 261 Irvington Ave, South Orange, NJ 07079
Phone Number: 973) 327-4840
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  South Orange
Open Hours:
Monday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Ethiopian

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