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Meals by Genet

Map & Directions 1053 S. Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
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323-938-9304
  • African, Ethiopian
  • Sun, Wed-Sat 5:30pm-10pm
  • Visa
  • Catering, Family Style, Takeout
  • Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Required
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking

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LA Weekly's Description

Fairfax Avenue's Little Ethiopia is one of the grooviest enclaves in town, a long city block lined on both sides by coffeehouses, food markets, and places to buy both Ethiopian knickknacks and CDs of Ethiopian pop music, which is at the same time danceable and as inscrutable as Amharic poetry. Among the many restaurants on the strip, Meals by Genet stands out as an Ethiopian bistro, which is to say, a homey, soft-lit dining room that looks at least as French as it does African. The menu is short: a half-dozen stews and Genet Agonafer's delicious version of kitfo, a dish of minced raw beef tossed with warm, spiced butter. Her dorowot is jaw-droppingly good, vibrating with what must be ginger and black pepper and bishop's weed and clove but tasting of none of them, so formidably solid that the chicken becomes just another ingredient in the sauce. See full review.

 
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Tips from foursquare

  • LA Weekly on 12/29/10

    Featured in LA Weekly's 99 Essential Restaurants!

  • The Feast on 06/09/11

    Don't miss the sauteed beef dish known as Yebere Siga Tibs, the bone-in lamb stew called Hirutye's Yebegsiga Alitcha or the dizzying 10-dish Vegetarian Combination.

  • Los Angeles Times on 06/05/13

    The dorowot, a two-day chicken stew vibrating with what must be ginger and black pepper and bishop's weed and clove, cuts straight through to the Ethiopian soul.

  • Laila K. on 06/28/13

    Clean , small, amazing food try the traditional plate vegetarian very good

  • LA Weekly on 01/31/11

    Come to sample Meals By Genet and others at this years Gold Standard on 3/6/11! http://bit.ly/iaPthT

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