With your kitchen's pots and pans inhabited by the evil spirits of dead pots and pans, cooking at home has become both time-consuming and spooky. Experience delicious eats without the haunting sensation of being haunted with today's Groupon: for $9, you get $20 worth of genuine Ethiopian fare at Little Ethiopia restaurant, located in Little Ethiopia.
For the uninitiated, Ethiopian cuisine is traditionally eaten utensil-free perched atop homemade injera, a large sourdough flatbread that acts as a tender, edible glove for your right hand to pick up and feed savory heaps of eats to your anticipatory taste buds. This spongy, pancake-like bread is delicious on its own and provides the perfect sidekick to complement the famous spicy main kick of Ethiopian dishes.
Most every entree on the menu is small and sharable, ideal for conversational morsel munching among friends. Start with some yemser wot, lentils in red pepper sauce ($4.99), or steamed and seasoned collard greens with onions, garlic, and jalapenos ($4.99). Get more substantial with alicha wot, beef stew spiced with garlic, ginger, and spiced butter ($9.99). Consume the chicken and egg paradox with an order of doro wot, two chicken legs and hard-boiled egg all simmered together ($9.99), or dive mouth-first into a whole fried trout ($10.99).
The charmingly communal joint features live music every Thursday through Friday, helping diners prepare for a long and languid weekend with jazz, reggae, blues, and more. Chompers sit at 14 shared tables before the open kitchen, giving all diners a front-row view to observe every little fireball erupting from the spicy stews. There are also private dining areas for cozier crowds and quadruple dates.
- The food was delicious! We ordered the Yatkelilt Wot, Tibs, and Zilzil Tibs. Oh, how I love those vegetables and beef! Service was very friendly and attentive, and the injera basket was always filled. – Cheryl B, Yelp
- The service is great, the decor was homey, and the food was out of this world. – Armando O., Yelp
- It was and is the absolute best Ethiopian food in Los Angeles..The helpings are big and delicious. – Rosana, Google Maps
Little Ethiopia Restaurant
To ensure their creations are as authentic as possible, the chefs at Little Ethiopia Restaurant flavor dishes with herbs and spices imported directly from Ethiopia. They use those ingredients in dishes such as the popular doro wot, which contains chicken legs and hard-boiled eggs stewed in a marinated pepper sauce. Vegetarian options combine flavorful spices with green peas, cabbage, collard greens, lentils, and chickpeas. To complete the experience, diners sit around a communal platter and eat with their hands—just as it's traditionally done in Ethiopia. However, the staff happily provides utensils upon request or via singing telegram.
1048 S Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, California 90019Get Directions