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“Healthy, Delicious Food at a Great Price”

Little Africa Cuisine
Ranked #158 of 974 Restaurants in Grand Rapids
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Ethiopian
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

Little Africa Cuisine serves Ethiopian food that is delicious and cheap! My friend and I ordered a large platter of food and tea for under $24 total. The food is very healthy and vegan. Meat eaters, you won't miss the meat. Little Africa does not have an alcohol license but you can bring your own without a problem. This tiny cafe definitely falls into the "hole in the wall" category for ambiance but don't let that deter you. The Kent County Health Department recognized their good practices by adding them to its 2013 Food Safety Awards. Lou, the owner, is a pleasant man. Definitely call before you head over to Little Africa as their hours can vary. Oh, and bring cash or a check as credit cards aren't accepted. Enjoy!

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1  Thank Karen J
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

The food here is fantastic and I craved it ever day after I dined there! I loved everything I tried but the alicha is my favorite.
Very friendly service. Very reasonable prices.
If you haven't been here yet, what the hell are you waiting for?

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1  Thank Lucy L
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Strange hours and long wait time for food will not deter me from giving this place 5 solid stars!! The owner/cook/server/chef/ is the nicest man you will meet and everything is so incredibly fresh, you will want to move in upstairs! You will leave the place stuffed and be surprised when someone tells you it was VEGAN!!! Unbelievable!

Thank Bill K
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

Little Africa is my favorite restaurant in GR.

1. The atmosphere is very cozy.
2. The owner greats you, creates the food, and cashes you out - what better way of knowing that your food is made with love.
3. The food is absolutely fantastic - not to mention such a unique and fun culinary experience. You get to eat with your hands!

A few tips:
Make sure you order easy on the spice. Spicy is REALLY spicy.
Cash only
Be sure to order the tea - and some guava juice. Both are delicious!
It is vegetarian

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1  Thank fortenba
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

The most fun dinner place, started out with the tea. This is a MUST! As a self proclaimed tea snob it was the best tea I have ever had. Period. Because there are no forks or plates you get the coolest little dish of soap water to wash your fingers. Had the group platter, another must, this way you get to try everything. Oh my lands, the flavors exploded, it was one of the best meals I have ever eaten! The communal dinner is such a lost art in today's society. Great value, fantastic good, please try it!

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Thank Sherri V
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