Meals By Genet

(323) 938-9304 | View Website

1053 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA | Directions   90019

34.056664 -118.364684

Open Hours

Wed-Sat: 5:30pm-10pm, Sun: 5:30pm-9:30pm

 
Restaurants, Catering, Ethiopian  more

Price: $

Tags: Date Spot, Family Style Dining, Hidden Find, Local Favorite

Payment Methods: American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Mid City, Central LA

less
 
 
Meals By Genet
Meals By Genet
Meals By Genet
Meals By Genet
Menu
Mamoshye's Special Kitfo, Hirutye's Yebegsiga Alitcha, Yebere Siga Tibs, Chicken Tibs, Tofu Tibs, Dorowot, Seanye Siga Wot, Vegetarian Combination, Trout, Foul... more

Reviews for Meals By Genet

Meals By Genet
Recommends

This is fine dining Ethiopian. Incredible ingredients and flavors. The vegetarian combo includes a small taste of all veggies on the menu - a must order. Dorowot chicken stew is a signature dish. Steak tartare in Ethiopian butter is warm, rich and satisfying.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Generally, good! But the portions were a little small, and the lamb dish was, well, – I went to Ghenet on the recommendation of an Ethiopian. I liked it, in general. The food was generally good. The main drawback was that we ordered lamb. The meat was tasty, but it was riddled with bone fragments and it made eating it somewhat treacherous for us. We commented about this to all three people who waited on us and they said that their butcher "does it that way." Even the chef came out to talk to us about it and she seemed totally sold on the idea of how the meat is prepared. But, when you hack lamb to the point of leaving small pieces of bone in it, it makes eating it a PITA. Overall, the food was pretty good, but not great. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was good too. We walked around the block and found that most of the Ethopian places were not very busy. We wouldn't extend ourselves to get back to Ghenet any time soon. So far, we have not found anything as good as Assab Eritrean in San Francisco (see my review of that). I understand that Ethiopian and Eritrean are not identical cuisines, but to our unrefined palates, we'd be happy with Assab any time.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Amazing!!! – Everything about this place was great, most especially the Doro Wat! My goodness, the sauce just melted in my mouth and the spices were just right! Loved the greens as well. I went for the first time on Friday night and I am seriously thinking of going back tonight (Sunday). Amazing and the chef could not be more gracious. Just great!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

New to the Tastebud, but not new to the neighborhood! – As my first Citysearch review, I am honored to start with Meals By Genet. Genet is a well known caterer for UCLA events, but her restaurant on Fairfax is private (without being exclusive). It is only open for dinner because she is the only cook in the kitchen and spends the day preparing and slow-cooking her foods for the night. There is not another restaurant I can think of that gives such attention to quality, over business. The decor is clean and white with accents of African culture. A large mirror in the back overlooks and elongates the entire room. The food is subtlely delicious. I had the steak tartare and it was simply luscious. It was a meal all in itself, not like other restaurants where they only serve it as an appetizer. The butter completely melts the meat in your mouth. Not the greatest thing if you are on a diet, but a GREAT diet-breaker! I would suggest this place for big groups ready to try something new together.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Ethiopian Restaurant in L.A. – This is the best Ethiopian restaurant in LA. Try the doro wot - it's made over 3 days of slow cooking, marinating, and other such wonders, and it tastes that good. The vegetable platter has 12 different kinds of veggies and lentils (in contrast to the usual 6 at other places) and each one has a distinct flavor. The ambience is great too - upscale elegant albeit with a TV in the corner. Wine selection is limited, but the food is just so good that it doesn't matter at all.

Recommends
over a year ago

Little Ethiopia's only white tablecloth restaurant features much praised dorowat stew, traditional tibs and more, all using imported native spices. – In Short
More like a small New York-style bistro--stark white walls, minimalist African decor and only 12 tables in total--this casually elegant eatery is 180 degrees from most of its neighbors. The other big difference is the owner herself, Genet Agonafer, a seasoned caterer, is usually holed up in the kitchen crafting her signature dishes. The dorowat, a spicy chicken stewed in peppers, is much heralded. Sautees, or "tibs," include onions, green chilis and special butter; preparations include beef, chicken or tofu.

 

Write a Review for

Meals By Genet

100% 100 11 6 Votes
Get Directions
Your Friends

Sign in with Facebook Sign in with Facebook to see what your friends are up to!

Add Blog Post

Add your blog review of Meals By Genet to Citysearch

Do you have a review of Meals By Genet on your blog? If you include the Citysearch image link (shown below) in your post, we'll automatically link to your review from the business profile page. Here's how our Linkback system works:

  • 1. Include our image link in your Meals By Genet review blog post.
  • 2. Citysearch will notice that you're linking to one of our pages. We'll scan your blog.
  • 3. We'll show a link to your blog post from the Meals By Genet page on Citysearch.

The Linkback system is free and automatic. It's really that easy.

Read our FAQ for details.

Image Link

To link to our business profile page, copy the html below to your web page.

Meals By Genet on Citysearch