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Meals By Genet

$$ - $$$
Central L.A
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1053 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019-4402
+1 323-938-9304
Mon - Thu 22:00 - 17:30
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Los Angeles, California
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126 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 silverware--(you use your fingers to grab the food in pieces of dough you tear off... More 

Thank TheKoonah
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123 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 delicious healthy eats. i make a practice of bringing every guest to l.a. to this... More 

Thank column_of_air
Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Totally blown away by this food. As a first time Ethiopian food taster, I was NOT disappointed. From being greeted to our dinner seat, to recommendations for vegetarians options, everything was wonderful. The service was attentive and the food was incredible: one things tasted better than the next! My friend and I shared the Vegetarian platter, with an appetizer order... More 

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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

First time trying Ethopian food. I didn't really know what to expect. It was amazing! Great textures, flavors, and you get to eat without silverware! I am a convert.

Thank epicureal
Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

I was very excited to try Meals by Genet and at the same time a bit cautious since it gets SO MANY great reviews (I thought -- everyone is jumping on the bandwagon). But, that was not the case. This place is LEGIT. It is fresh, delicious and you can taste the love in the food. Even after all the... More 

Thank pceci2016
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133 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

We had what was the first Ethiopian meal for most in our group last night and it was delicious. Our 730pm reservation turned into an 815pm seating because of the popularity of this restaurant. Dimly lit and basic in its decor, this quaint restaurant offers attentive, knowledgeable service and, have I said it already, delicious food! Try the spicy chicken... More 

Thank TOtravellers51
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

By far best Ethiopian food I have had. The bold flavors are so delicious, and complex. Highly recommend!

Thank Leigh W
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

The personal touch to meals by genet is great. Staff was very helpful in explaining the meal. I had a veg sampler. I think it's a better idea to have then the non veg. I am a fan of Ethiopian food and have had it in New York, addis abba and djibouti so I do know good Ethiopian food. The... More 

Thank PayalK101
Los Angeles, California
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56 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2015

We visited Meals by Genet on a Friday evening and were quite pleased by the food and the attentive service. The only downside was the uncomfortably loud noise level. We thought it might be unusually noisy given that it was the start of a holiday weekend, but our waiter indicated that it was the norm. It was interesting to stroll... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
African, Ethiopian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
22:00 - 17:30
22:00 - 17:30
22:00 - 17:30
22:00 - 17:30
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?