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Rosalind's Ethiopian Cuisine

Central L.A
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1044 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019
(323) 936-2486
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

I am an Ethiopian food junkie and I gotta say food at this restaurant is really quite flavorful. We ordered a vegetarian platter, and it came with a complimentary salad and a whole extra plate of injera. Quantities are decent. Some may find the food a bit sweet, perhaps they need to cut down on the sweetness. Highly recommended! We... More 

Thank KSKapoor
Cleveland, Ohio
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85 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

First of all, if you have never eaten at an Ethiopian restaurant and like to try new things, I recommend this place. We've been in Ethiopian places in other cities and this one is similar, which is to say, very enjoyable. The food is served with some kind of flat bread that you wrap the food in, sort of like... More 

Thank NickAndPaloma
Newton, Massachusetts, USA
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414 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Wanted lunch in Little Ethiopia, and found many of the options were closed. Rosalind's was open & empty, and seemed like a good choice. As I was the only person in the restaurant, service was terrific. Injera bread was bountiful, my beef dish was deliciously prepared, and it was a great experience. Highly recommend.

Thank Jay S
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

If you like Ethiopian food or you just want to try something different this is the place . I had the vegetarian combination plate and everything was excellent especially the collard greens, The beef and lamb combinations were great too. Eat on the patio if you can to watch the street scene. Well worth visiting.

Thank sarahsinfo
Pasadena, California
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I have been here every year for the past 5 years, taking students on a cultural field trip. We are pleased with the food and pleased with the service. Sherwa is an excellent hostess.

Thank Pilgrim1425
Nanaimo, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Had the vegetarian combo plate - it was very filling and delicious and would definitely recommend it to anyone (not just vegetarians!) The atmosphere of the restaurant was good and the decor was very interesting and unique. The staff were helpful and pleasant. Very good place, would recommend to anyone in the area wanting to try something new for sure.

Thank mindyhhh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

I've been eating for many years hear. Favor the chicken. Honey wine is relaXing too! Some meats are a little rough for me, but I'm glad it's in existence in Los Angeles and not far from the airport.

Thank TouringMusicGoddess
Provo, Utah
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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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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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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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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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!

Thank J Lee S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Vegetarian, Ethiopian, African
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1044 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighborhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: (323) 936-2486

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