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Nyala Ethiopian Cuisine

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2900 Harvard St, Fort Collins, CO 80525-2690
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were craving Ethiopian food so decided we'd go there for a special family meal on Christmas Eve day. As always, the food was freshly prepared and delicious. My hubby's favorite thing here is shuro but it is not on the lunch menu. We didn't realize this as we usually eat there at dinner time. What made our experience even... More 

Thank Deb S
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

One of my favorite restaurants in Fort Collins! After spending a few weeks in Ethiopia I can vouch that the food is authentic and top notch! On par or potentially better than the best food I found in Ethiopia

Thank Matt T
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

First time visiting, second time having Ethiopian food. It was exactly like the amazing restaurant we tried in San Diego. The service was perfect and overall we loved it! Try the honey wine.

Thank Riley2309
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

She grinds her own spices, only buys organic, ccoks like her grandparents do?!? How is this not some $40 a plate, trendy place. A lot of meat and veggie combo. Cooking/service/product were great. Very excited to eat here again. 0 complaints.

Thank SheppardEvergreen
Carson City, Nevada
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

I must admit to being a little concerned about Ethiopian cuisine. I had never tried it before but my daughter really wanted us to try this restaurant as she had heard good things. It truly was delicious! The server was helpful in describing the dishes and in her recommendations and we both very much enjoyed the food, which was filling... More 

1 Thank NVgirlUK
Racine, Wisconsin
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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 

Thank Sarah N
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22 restaurant reviews
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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!

Thank Dan_and_Ellen_Morin
Fort Collins, Colorado
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Rowan H
Fort Collins, Colorado
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281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank ROCtraveler30
Cheyenne, Wyoming
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22 reviews
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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

1 Thank Jay J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
African, Ethiopian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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

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