Little Ethiopia Restaurant

1048 South Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Phone: (323) 930-2808
Cuisine: Ethiopian/African, Italian
Price: $$
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  • Hours
    Monday| Closed
    Tuesday| 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Wednesday| 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Thursday| 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
    Friday| 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Saturday| 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Sunday| 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Special Needs Non Smoking Area, Booster/High Chairs, Wheelchair Access, Child Menu
  • Atmosphere Live Music, Outdoor Dining, Family / Children
  • Reservation Information Not Required
  • Attire Casual
  • Amenities TV, Private Party Room
  • Banquet Facilities Over 100 People
  • Meal Times Served Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Parking Availability Street, Parking on Site
  • Payment Methods Amex Discover Mastercard Visa


About Ethiopian Food

Ethiopia is like an island in the middle of Africa, a mountainous region with different climate and culture than all the surrounding countries. Over the centuries, traders brought back spices and ideas from other cultures, which we made our own. Following are descriptions of a few items that are unique to Ethiopian cuisine.

Injera - This soft crepe is made from teff, a grain native to Ethiopia that grows nowhere else in Africa. We traditionally eat with our fingers, using a piece of injera to hold our food, and then eat the injera.

Berbere - Though chili peppers are native to the New World, there are records of them being used in African and Indian cooking as long ago as the 1700's. One of the most typical uses in Ethiopia is to make berbere, a spice mix that also includes ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, allspice, coriander and other seasonings. Berbere is used as a base for many Ethiopian stews and sauces.

Niter Kebbeh - Every cook has their own recipe for the spiced clarified butter known as Niter Kebbeh, which is used for frying and for flavoring grain dishes. The butter is heated with onion, garlic, ginger, basil, fenugreek and other spices, then is cooled after it has absorbed the herb flavors.

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Little Ethiopia Restaurant is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 24.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent food, nice people. Specially, My 8 year old son love this restaurant.
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Food and service were great. I was a little stunned to pay $8 for a bowl of romaine lettuce and tomatoes. That was my only complaint.
Date published: 2017-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything was excellent
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything was excellent
Date published: 2016-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the food. Injera is the best bread in the world. The green beans in tomato sauce were really tasty.
Date published: 2016-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pleasant, peaceful, well-priced and tasty option with some street parking in the area. One of the 2 or 3 restaurants I patronize most often in LA. :-)
Date published: 2015-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The food was very good...authentic and seasoned very well..lamb was excellent...I got more than what I expected
Date published: 2014-10-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tasty food, good value, and pleasant, peaceful atmosphere - winning combination. :)
Date published: 2014-05-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Food was delicious and service was excellent.
Date published: 2013-11-02
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