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Nyala Ethiopian Cuisine - CLOSED

1076 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019-4401
+1 323-936-5918
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good55%
  • Average2%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
10 May 2015
“Best Ethiopian in LA”
16 Apr 2015
“Best food in Los Angeles”
Restaurant Hours Closed
African, Ethiopian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
1076 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019-4401
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1 - 10 of 31 reviews

Reviewed 10 May 2015 via mobile

Probably one of the best Ethiopian restaurant in town. Tasty food. Friendly staff. Affordable price. Will definitely get the Meat combo where u can sample a variety of dishes and the veggie combo. Each of that is about $12. That two combo can feed 4...More

Thank GimTan
Reviewed 16 April 2015

Having lived in the Los Angeles Area for more than 10 years, we have tried a variety of options, and Nyala is DEFINITELY at the top of our list. Expect an authentic Ethiopian experience full of flavor and spice. Go Nyala!

Thank Zachary W
Reviewed 25 March 2015 via mobile

Was out there for lunch. .. the menu has choice of vegetarian and non veg. .. the veggies, pulses have similar prep as Indian style minus the spices. .. the chicken or lamb or beef is almost like rustic Indian prep with spices minus the...More

Thank RSV007
Reviewed 23 November 2014 via mobile

Went on Sunday afternoon for early dinner. Service was very fast. Ordered one vegetable sampler and one meat sampler. Many Ethiopian restaurant are stingy with the injera. This one is not. Had more than enough. As some reviewers have noted, the decor has seen better...More

Thank Darren D
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Nyala was one of regular favorites when we lived in Los Angeles 15 years ago. Being able to walk to casual dinner in a large city was wonderful. While Fairfax Ave. has many Ethiopian restaurants, Nyala is still the best. We were not disappointed with...More

Thank AnonReviewers
Reviewed 20 June 2014

We've been to Nyala several times and the vegetarians & meat eaters in our group are always happy. The food is tasty, mildly spicy & served with a spongy large flat bread - the idea being to eat everything with your fingers, scooping it all...More

Thank thewindatourfeet
Reviewed 13 June 2014

I enjoyed my spicy lamb dish. My husband doesn't like spicy food and got a really tasty, but not spicy, fish dish. Very reasonable lunch prices and all the injera you can eat.

Thank msalty
Reviewed 1 February 2014

On a previous visit, my wife experienced eating at Nyala. She insisted that I try it on our current visit. This was a great meal. You can choose between a meal with meat or go vegetarian. We tried both. A special bread is provided and...More

Thank Curt K
Reviewed 18 January 2014

My friend and I went for lunch on a Saturday. There's a small African display in back, but otherwise there's no specific atmosphere aside from some pictures/paintings. The food was okay (I've had better Ethiopian). The chicken had some gristle, which under a heavy dark...More

Thank Nikki H
Reviewed 11 January 2014

This is a quiet restaurant with a strong Ethiopian atmosphere. We went on a Friday evening and had no trouble getting a table. Three of us shared three dishes (chicken, lamb, and beef) served along with a salad and a lentil dish on an injera...More

Thank Jeanne J
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1076 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019-4401
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-936-5918
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