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Meals By Genet

1053 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019-4402
+1 323-938-9304
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“tibs” (3 reviews)
“tofu” (7 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1053 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019-4402
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We were very sad when our fav Ethiopian rest (Nyala) closed, but decided to try Meals by Genet. WOW! So happy again. Food SO delish!

Thank Debra S
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

I had a horrible experience from another Ethiopian restaurant a doors away when I was last in LA. Nevertheless I gave into the daughter's pressure to try this one. The decor is OK, resembling a good restaurant. Service was well above average. Our host was...More

1  Thank DeadlyDD
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Terrific meal in all respects. Nothing special about the dining room but the food was spectacular. We had the mixed vegetarian dinner, with tofu, and were blown away. The tofu was unexpectedly delicious! The waiter was charming (maybe a little over the top) and very...More

Thank arrybay9
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Had a great time really enjoyed the food , service and ambiance. Had a chance to enjoy a really nice meal with a great variety of new tastes. Definitely worth a try Yo=u will enjoy it. Especially Ethiopian bread

Thank iwilltrain
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Best Ethiopian I've had in my Life! For a minute there I thought it was a dream. My girlfriend had spoken so highly of this place and the one-woman show I like to call 'a beautiful soul Genet'. She makes everything herself from scratch and...More

Thank Tatia C
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

As someone who frequents Ethiopian restaurants, I want to share my experience. The chef is sweet -she came to say hello. The tofu item on the menu is unique - and we thought it was okay. The food was okay. Few of the items were...More

1  Thank KSKapoor
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

I was a little skeptical that this would be authentic Ethiopian food when I saw dim lighting and wine glasses with table cloths on each table, but the food was absolutely delicious. My favorites were the lamb and tofu. The prices are a little high...More

1  Thank auswes11
Reviewed 18 January 2017

My first time here--my 29 year old daughter loves it and we all went for a birthday dinner. I had seen the Huell Howser episode and was told its also a Jonathan Gold pick so was definitely game. Once you get over the lack of...More

1  Thank TheKoonah
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Best Ethiopian food I ever had. Service and ambience is not great. Very noisy too. All in all one time sure visit.

Thank Pawan G
Reviewed 18 September 2016

by far one of the ten best restaurants in los angeles or anywhere. while, perhaps, an uncommon choice for most, the smells and flavors are well within the realm of american taste buds, but especially vegetarians, pescatarians, gluten-free eaters, and those with a love for...More

1  Thank column_of_air
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
10:00 PM - 5:30 PM
10:00 PM - 5:30 PM
10:00 PM - 5:30 PM
10:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1053 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019-4402
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-938-9304
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