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1001 West 11th St., Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605) 331-4595
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

Coming from eastern Montana with its limited food opportunities we like to try food and experiences unavailable to us unless we're traveling. Wow what fun this was! We weren't expecting to eat with fingers and the soft flatbread but enjoyed every bite of the combination plate (we couldn't decide on one thing). Later other customers came and ordered some other... More 

Thank Mthaden
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

As it is lent, no meat on Friday, tried the vegetable stew excellent could become a vegetarian. My son had beef tips and said it was very good. This place is a hidden gem. Definitely will be back.

Thank john o
South Dakota
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79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

Mid-afternoon visit, primarily to try the espresso that was recommended to us. Wanted to try a little food, just had an appetizer of chicken sambusas. They were good. The espresso was good and strong. Waiter (owner, maybe) put the sugar on the table and hubby added to his cup. He did not care for it. I tried his and didn't... More 

Thank MrsB605
Aurora, South Dakota, United States
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I decided to come here after running around Sioux Falls all day. We're pretty adventurous when it comes to food and this place was something new we had yet to try. I had the combination platter because I couldn't decide what to get along with a couple veggie sambusas. EVERYTHING was delicous. The ticket time was short... More 

Thank Amanda F
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65 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

My family and I devoured the food at this restaurant. It was fantastic. We are big fans of Ethiopian food and this restaurant did not disappoint. Highly recommended!

Thank cmw133
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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124 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We have had Ethiopian food before, but hadn't tried Lalibela's. You have to go with an open mind - there isn't a lot of atmosphere and the floor needs to be replaced and perhaps a good scrubbing everywhere, but they have and excellent Health Score. I don't care about the atmosphere, however, because the food is so good. I had... More 

Thank LauriH44
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

A friend and I stopped in for dinner and we had a great time. The service was exceptional and each of our beef dishes were delicious as was the salad and our order of beef Sambusas. There was so much food we had to take some home; it was a great value!

1 Thank Hsbowman
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

My family and I have been here many times over the last 4 years. Every time we go, we are served with a friendly smile, efficient service and amazing food. The mango guava juice is excellent and, while it is actually an appetizer, the Sampler is all we need to feed us. Definitely will be returning in the future!

1 Thank Jen K
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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97 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

We love the food here!! Staff is really nice to people who haven't dined Ethiopian before. We recommend it!

1 Thank ljbeethoven
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Excellent food. The service is a little slow to get to your table, but seems typical for the culture. Meal arrived quickly after that.

1 Thank nae926

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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
African, Vegetarian, Ethiopian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 West 11th St., Sioux Falls, SD 57104
  • Location: United States  >  South Dakota (SD)  >  Sioux Falls
  • Phone Number: (605) 331-4595

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