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Rahel Ethiopian Vegan Cuisine

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1047 S Fairfax Ave, "Little Ethiopia" neighborhood, Los Angeles, CA 90019
+1 323-937-8401
11:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Los Angeles, California
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74 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We went for lunch as Ethiopian food is a favorite in our family. It was delicious, thebuffet is plentiful had all my favorites! The staff here are exceptionally pleasant and it is spotlessly clean

Thank dgflys
Redondo Beach, California
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86 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

This was my second trip to Little Ethiopia to try out the food. This time, I decided to try the Vegan lunch buffet (all you can eat, from 11am - 3pm). I've got to say, that I was disappointed. I tried a little of each dish that was offered... they were all the consistency of mush... different flavors, but mushy... More 

Thank Ambersea
Los Angeles, California
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44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

An Ethiopian buffet?? Yes. That's it. And all vegan - no meat. The flavors are decent, some of the items are oily but expected. Nice staff. The spicy lentil stew had more cardamom than my taste. The collard green was replaced by kale but I thought that was interesting! They also have rice and buckwheat - nice touch. Their whole... More 

1 Thank KSKapoor
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 April 2016

There are many restaurants to choose from in Little Ethiopia, Los Angeles, but Rahel remains my favorite. The fact that it is vegan is amazing considering the richness of the flavors.

Thank astroholbrook
Pasadena, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 December 2015

This is probably the tastiest food I've ever had. I used to live close enough to treat myself anytime I wanted. Since moving away, it's been a nightmare to try to find excellent Ethiopian food. I appreciate Rahel's so much more now. I'll probably be moving back to LA soon and can't wait to go back to Rahel's. I used... More 

1 Thank jillsthename
Northridge, CA
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527 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2015

Had lunch here today with the wife and in laws. Some of them are vegans and vegetarians. No problems here for them. As a Meat Eater this place works for me too! The flavors are outstanding! The only downside is that the service is on the slow side. This is one of my wife's favorite places to eat in West... More 

Thank bcreff
Berlin, Germany
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184 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

This restaurant is located in the middle of "Little Ethiopia" and was a pleasant surprise. Their lunch buffet is very tasty and doesn't give the impression of mass production. The restaurant is so unique that they even sell t-shirts to promote the cause.

1 Thank Cherence
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

Great place, really solid food and extremely nice owners. If you like vegetarian food and not sure what you want to try go with their buffet option.

1 Thank yulik99
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2015 via mobile

I specifically came here to try Ethiopian food for the first time, I do find eating with my hands difficult but guess that's part of the experience as is eating the plate (made of bread) the food was served on - they have attentive staff, exotic flavours and a varied menu - it's in a road full of Ethiopian restaurants... More 

1 Thank Dveggie
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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145 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2015 via mobile

I am very adventurous with my food and love to try the many fantastic cuisines on offer on my many travels. And I am always delighted. But only sometimes quite surprised. This was one of those times. Vegan Ethiopian food - now that made my ears prick up! So we went to Little Ethiopia in Los Angeles and found this... More 

1 Thank Sandhya S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1047 S Fairfax Ave, "Little Ethiopia" neighborhood, Los Angeles, CA 90019
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
  • Phone Number: +1 323-937-8401

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?