Nyala - Ethiopian Cuisine

  • Nyala

    Nyala is a family owned and operated restaurant that has been serving the Los Angeles area since 1988. Nyala's dedication to quality has made it a favorite of LA Times restaurant critic Elmer Dills.

    It is our intent to create a little bit of Nyala online so that you can experience the pleasant atmosphere you will enjoy when you visit Nyala.

    Nyala - Ethiopian Cuisine
    1076 S. Fairfax Ave.
    Los Angeles, CA 90019
    (323) 936-5918
    www.nyala-la.com
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  • Ethiopian Cuisine

    Ethiopian cuisine characteristically consists of spicy vegetable and meat dishes, usually in the form of wat (also w'et or wot), a thick stew, served atop injera, a large sourdough flatbread, which is about 50 centimeters (20 inches) in diameter and made out of fermented teff flour.

    Ethiopians eat with their right hands, using pieces of injera to pick up bites of entrées and side dishes.Utensils are rarely used with Ethiopian cuisine.


  • Entertainment

    Ethiopian and African Music at Nyala Entertainment

  • Best Ethiopian Restaurant : LA Times

    Best Ethiopian Restaurant :  Nyala Ethiopian Restaurant 

    LA Times Readers' Choice 2011

    Earth tones, tribal art and African music set the scene at this Little Ethiopia mainstay. Ethiopian cuisine centers on colorful, complex stews (called wots), finely chopped salads and saucy vegetables. Though utensils are available, the authentic way to enjoy this fare is by scooping it up in traditional injera bread — a delicately sour staple rather similar to a pancake. Complete your exotic escape with a smooth honey wine or frosty Hakim beer. 

    LA Times

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Nyala Menu

  • Vegetarian
  • Meat and Poultry
  • Sea Food
  • Beverages
  • Full Bar, Beer and Wine

01. Yemiser Wot

Red lentil stew simmered in seasoned red pepper sauce, fresh garlic and ginger.

02. Kik Alecha

Mild yellow split peas cooked with onion, fresh garlic and ginger.

03. Defen Yemiser Wot

Bean stew cooked in fresh garlic and ginger.

04. Yatakilt Wot

Mixed vegetables: fresh carrots, potatoes, and cabbage cooked with garlic and ginger.

05. Yabesha Gommen

Collard greens seasoned with fresh garlic and ginger.

06. Vegetarian Combination

One entrée: A sampler plate from Dishes: 01, 02, 03, 04, and 05 above

07. Doro Wot

Chicken marinated in lemon juice, then sautéed in seasoned butter, fresh garlic, onion, ginger and seasoned red pepper sauce. Served with hard boiled egg. (Medium Spicy)

08. Yebeg or Yebere Wot

Lamb or beef marinated in red wine and sautéed in seasoned butter, fresh onion, garlic and ginger. (Medium Spicy) 

09. Yebeg or Yebere Alecha

Tender pieces of lamb or beef sautéed in seasoned butter, fresh onion, garlic and ginger. (Very Mild)

10. Yesiga Tibs

Cubes of selected beef sautéed with onion, tomato and seasoned butter. (Very Mild)

11. Yawaze Tibs

Cubes of selected beef sautéed with onion, garlic, tomato, seasoned red pepper sauce and seasoned butter. (Medium Spicy)

12. Doro Tibs

Boneless pieces of chicken breast sautéed with onion, garlic, tomato, seasoned red pepper sauce and seasoned butter. (Medium Spicy) It can be ordered mild  

13. Kitfo Tartar

Lean tender chopped beef sautéed in seasoned butter, spiced hot chilies and garnished with home made cottage cheese. (Medium Spicy)

14. Meat Combination

One entrée, a sampler plate of items: 07, 08, and 09 above

15. Asa Tibs

White fish sautéed with onion, tomato, garlic, seasoned red pepper sauce and olive oil. (Medium Spicy). It can be ordered Mild

 

16. Shrimp Tibs

Shrimp sautéed with onion, tomato, garlic, seasoned red pepper sauce and olive oil. (Medium Spicy). It can be ordered mild

 

17. Trout (Ethiopian Style)

 

 


01. Sodas: Diet Coke, Coca Cola, Sprite, Ginger Ale, Tonic water, Club Soda, Lemonade

02. Juices: Cranberry, Apple, Snapple

03. Water: Perrier, Bottled Water

04. Special Ethiopian Coffee: Served traditionally after meal. For a party of two or more

05. Ethiopian Spiced Hot Tea or Herbal

06. Iced Tea

07. Regular Coffee

 

Full Bar, Beer and Wine

Ethiopian Honey Wine (Tij) and Other wines available.


African Beers Harrar, Hakim, Tusker. Other beers available.