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A sensory overload of colorful stews, aromatic spices and African music, this unassuming Little Ethiopia eatery seems thousands of miles removed from its fast-paced location on Los Angeles‰Ûª Westside. Focusing on homestyle meat and vegetarian stews, Nyala is great for groups looking to have a little fun with their food. Dishes are communal and utensils are optional, with most choosing to scoop their stew with injera‰ÛÓa spongy, crÌ»pe-like flatbread that plays a central role in Ethiopian cuisine. Wash down garlic-scented chicken and spicy red lentils with an African-brewed beer or tej, a traditional Ethiopian honey wine. No visit would be complete without a cup of coffee, which, according to legend, was discovered by an Ethiopian goatherd in the ninth century.