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Nyala's African Restaurant

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L 1 356 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
9419 9128
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Hong Kong, China
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

Been there for lunch with my family. Great tasty rustic style food. We had several types of meat and all was great. Banana dessert and Ethiopian coffee were awesome too and all this at very reasonable price. Fully recommend.

Thank Calum B
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

We came here with friends as it was in the entertainment guide. Food was very tasty, we got a few dips, entrees and mains to share. The Doro Tibs (boneless chicken) and the Tafach Mooz (banana dessert) were my favorite dishes. Would definitely come here again. Great value, we spent about $25pp x 4 people after our entertainment guide discount... More 

Thank globe_trotter2914
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

Great staff, food and atmosphere. Awesome ambience- Beautiful view of Brunswick st from the first floor where the restaurant is. Reasonably priced menu with lots of options to suit meat eaters and vegetarians. Desserts looked good too. African drinks were delicious. Will Come back and recommend

Thank Jarrod W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Met up with a group of friends last Sunday night, there were eight of us in the group. One couple had been there previously so we let them select the food based on what we would all like to eat. We started with bread and dips and moved onto a mixture of 8 different main courses. This included a variety... More 

Thank Tistru
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

A relaxed evening, friendly staff, great house wines. The best thing was the combo starter and main options. As it was our first African meal together we were able to try lots of different flavours. The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. Would like to return with a big group.

Thank Iwanttolivebythesea
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed a relaxed meal here with a friend on a Saturday early evening. The food was very tasty and reasonably priced. We went for the meat combo which is a great way to try a variety of the dishes. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Thank Fiona M
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016

Had dinner at Nyala last night and was reminded how great the food is. It is a very pleasant restaurant, good service, relaxed ambiance and I like the look of the place. It's upstairs and therefore a bit quieter. For the main course, we ordered the meat combination and a vegetarian combination and it was very enjoyable, Lots of flavours.... More 

Thank Graham W
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2016

wonderful food, great value and friendly service. the 3 meats combo gives you an excellent range of what is on the menu, there is also a veg option. bustling Fitzroy for a pre or after dinner drink is also cool

Thank maroon25
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant all in all has nice ambience and the staff are pretty good too. Not a too formal place yet not too causal as well, they have been able To maintain a good balance. The food is also quite tasty of you are keen to try African cuisine. I really loved it and feel that they have better Injera... More 

Thank Alan V
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2016

Had a family dinner a couple of nights ago and enjoyed it very much. The staff were very warm, genuinely caring and this was reflected in the food - made with love. The high ceilings and charming building made for a lovely setting. We will be back to this restaurant.

Thank 382DavidE382

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $18
African, Ethiopian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: L 1 356 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria 3065, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Fitzroy
  • Phone Number: 9419 9128

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