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1076 S. Fairfax Ave. (Olympic Blvd.) Send to Phone
323-936-5918 | Menu
One of L.A.'s best-known Ethiopian eateries, Nyala offers a good introduction to this aromatic, often fiery cuisine.
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Nyala Restaurant Review

: One of the mainstays of a distinctive restaurant row on a stretch of Fairfax dubbed Little Ethiopia, Nyala provides an excellent introduction to the aromatic, warmly-spiced home-style cooking of this East African nation. It's a hands-on cuisine centered around meat and vegetarian stews scooped up by pieces of injera, a spongy, crêpe-like bread that is central to the experience. Great for groups, this is a fun place to forgo the utensils and explore items such as doro wot (garlic- and ginger-scented chicken, marinated in lemon and sautéed in spiced butter with red pepper sauce), yebeg yebere wot (red wine-marinated lamb or beef in a fiery barbecue sauce), and yemiser wot (a pungent red lentil stew). Consider pairing it up with an Ethiopian wine. The dimly-lit room, bathed in the sounds of Ethiopian music, boasts African art and images of antelopes streaking across the walls.

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