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Nyala's African Restaurant

L 1 356 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria, Australia
9419 9128
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good46%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“tibs” (6 reviews)
“injera” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
African, Ethiopian
$$ - $$$
L 1 356 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this restaurant. It is always refreshing to find a restaurant that is genuine about culture, rather than the majority of establishments in the area that are nothing but pretence. The food here is amazing. And best of all, it actually is borderline identical...More

Thank DeckDog789
Reviewed 3 July 2017

I've eaten at Nyala several times and always enjoyed the food and the warm friendly atmosphere. The food is quite spicey but staff are on hand to offer advice and make any adjustments if necessary. My favourite dishes are the baboutie and the beg tibs....More

Thank enlighten2016
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Wanted something different when my daughter and south african son in law came to visit us in Melbourne. We all got tasting plates that allowed us to try different things. It was more food than we needed. Some of the dished were a bit spicy,...More

Thank Chief_Moose
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely warm welcome, wonderful menu with interesting flavours. The service was efficient and the prices were reasonable. We loved the trio of meat and the banana dessert was yummy too. It seems a great place for a group of friends. My only issue is the...More

Thank SirRichardofBayview
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Went in last night as my first experience at an African restaurant, safe too say it was a great experience and the food was lovely, and the man serving us was fantastic with recommendations. I had the meat combo and my girlfriend had a vegetarian...More

Thank TroySouter2527
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Nyala African Restaurant has been a centrepiece of Melbourne's multicultural dining scene for twenty plus years. Any business with such longevity, undeniably has been both successful and honest. The menu has dishes from various parts the continent; there is Nigerian, Ethiopian, Kenyan, Somalian and Namibian...More

Thank stephendibba
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Been there for lunch with my family. Great tasty rustic style food. We had several types of meat and all was great. Banana dessert and Ethiopian coffee were awesome too and all this at very reasonable price. Fully recommend.

Thank Calum B
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We came here with friends as it was in the entertainment guide. Food was very tasty, we got a few dips, entrees and mains to share. The Doro Tibs (boneless chicken) and the Tafach Mooz (banana dessert) were my favorite dishes. Would definitely come here...More

Thank globe_trotter2914
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Great staff, food and atmosphere. Awesome ambience- Beautiful view of Brunswick st from the first floor where the restaurant is. Reasonably priced menu with lots of options to suit meat eaters and vegetarians. Desserts looked good too. African drinks were delicious. Will Come back and...More

Thank Jarrod W
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Met up with a group of friends last Sunday night, there were eight of us in the group. One couple had been there previously so we let them select the food based on what we would all like to eat. We started with bread and...More

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Fitzroy is an unusual blend of working class roots,
hip gentrification, and a robust bohemian work ethic.
Along Brunswick Street and its side streets, you'll
find little independent shops where local clothes and
furniture designers display their wares. There are
specialist bookshops, funky record bars, and quality
vintage clothing shops where browsing is the next best
thing to buying. Gertrude Street is famous for its
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: L 1 356 Brunswick St, Fitzroy, Yarra, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Yarra  >  Fitzroy>  > Fitzroy
  • Neighbourhood: Fitzroy
  • Phone Number: 9419 9128
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