Rosalind's Ethiopian Restaurant

Mid-Wilshire

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In a Nutshell

  • Authentic cuisine
  • Eye-catching, Ethiopian-inspired décor
  • Full bar

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Promotional value expires Jun 10, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person. Limit 1 per table, 2 per table of 5 or more. Reservation required. Dine-in only. Tax and gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Ethiopian cuisine is traditionally eaten with the hands, making it impossible to eat while juggling or painting a museum-worthy painting. Occupy hungry hands with today's Groupon: for $14 you get $30 worth of Ethiopian cuisine and drinks at Rosalind's Ethiopian Restaurant.

In business for over 20 years, Rosalind's serves up a menu of traditional Ethiopian cuisine in a chic, funky, African-inspired atmosphere filled with bright, yellow-patterned walls, thatched indoor canopies, and animal-skin rugs. Start with the sambussa appetizer, a fluffy, customizable pastry-pocket filled with your choice of meat or lentils ($2.95). Entree selections are served with enjera, the spoon of breads, for maximum scoopabililty and can be enjoyed at Ethiopian woven mesob tables, the Ethiopian table of tables. Involve yourself with the vegetarian combination platter, a colorful smattering of dishes incorporating chickpeas, lentils, and other flavorful cooked crops ($15.95), or further inflate the ego of the house's special beef tibs, the over-achieving sibling of its food family, combining tender beef with onion, garlic, and mitmita (hot chilies) ($16.95). Rosalind's is open until 2 a.m., so culinary journeys can be completed at the fully stocked bar.

Reviews

Numerous publications have featured Rosalind’s Ethiopian Restaurant, including LA Weekly. Citysearchers give it an average of four stars and Yelpers give it an average of 3.5 stars.

  • The food at Rosalind's is fantastic. We ordered the vegan appetizer and the vegetarian combination plate as an entree. Both dishes came out in a timely fashion, the entree with a big plate of that wonderful Injera crepe-like bread. – umm_okay, Citysearch
  • Rosalind's is lovely and smells so good. I brought home leftovers and ate them the instant I walked in the door...always a good sign. – Hannah g., Yelp

Rosalind's Ethiopian Cuisine

The towering neon sign above Rosalind's Ethiopian Cuisine points down toward the eatery's entrance, where live Ethiopian music and aromas of Ethiopian, Ghanaian, and Nigerian cuisines escape into the air. Though bands gather only on the weekends, the kitchen staff serve their menu of steamed vegetable, lamb, chicken, beef, and seafood dishes daily until 2 a.m. Their house specialty is the special tibs entree, showcasing spicy beef served atop charcoals in a traditional Ethiopian pot. Servers encourage diners to eat their dishes by hand, resulting in fingers speckled with nutmeg and games of Paper, Rock, Scissors with plantains.

Thatched roofs hover above the eatery's dining areas, which include booths, tables, and traditional Ethiopian mesobs—woven tabletops with woven lids that are surrounded by stools to facilitate easy communal eating. African decor and saturated yellows and reds permeate the entire space and enclose the full bar, and a scattering of TVs helps diners stay up-to-date with local sports even as their taste buds trot the globe.

Customer Reviews

Service is very friendly. The environment is traditionally decorated very nicely. Best of all the food is delicious and flavorful. Love it.
Cheri L. · 3 days ago
Nice people. And good food. Not the best on the block, but good.
Allen K. · December 30, 2016
Unusual and delicious food! Good service, very lovely decorations, just wonderful all around.
Bill B. · December 9, 2016
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    Mid-Wilshire

    1044 S Fairfax Ave.

    Los Angeles, California 90019

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