Meals by Genet {restaurant} – Essential Ethiopian

Meals by Genet Ethiopian - platter

Knocking another one off the Essential List, Meals by Genet is an All-Star…

Starting from the green salad, clockwise:  Ethiopian Salad, Tofu Tibs, Yebere Siga Tibs (beef), Atkilt (potatoes), Mesir (red lentils), Tikil Gomen (cabbage), Gomen (collard greens), spicy Mesir (red lentils), Alitcha Kik (yellow split peas), Shiro (orange split peas), Souf Fifit (sunflower seeds), Timatim Fifit (tomatoes), Shimbira Asa (chickpeas).

In the center: Dorowot (chicken)


Meals by Genet - injera

Mead (Honey Wine)

Meals by Genet - honey wine

Meals by Genet
1053 South Fairfax Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90019

{dinner with Wick, Hermz, Helen and Carolyn, Wednesday, January 11, 2012}

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{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Joyce January 18, 2012 at 12:27 am

That looks amazing. How was it? I wanted to try Meals by Genet last week, but it was closed. Merkato was a meager consolation… 


2 Sarah January 18, 2012 at 11:14 am

Joyce: Meals by Genet is *great*! I’ve had Ethiopian onyl twice before (Rosalind’s and Messob), and this one was the best…! Someone else recommended Merkato too though so I want to try that!


3 Sonato January 23, 2012 at 9:23 am

Hi, I’ve been to this place twice now and it is really good. According to an Ethiopian friend, this is the only Ethiopian restaurant one should go to in L.A. :)
One quick question,  if you don’t mind: what camera do you use when taking these photos? The light in Meals by Genet is fairly low, but your photos turn out great.   


4 Diana Davis January 30, 2012 at 5:59 pm

I just find it odd to go to Ethiopian and get a tiny portion for a huge chunk of money, when Rahel gives me a fair portion to way too much of just as good if not better food for a fair price.  Plus, Rahel lets me bring in wine, beer, or whatever and open it there.  She keeps “forgetting” corkage.  Mead is from Europe, the Ethiopian Honey wine is Tej.


5 Anonymous January 30, 2012 at 6:04 pm

diana: THANK YOU for the correction on the tej. i heard “honey wine” and automatically thought “mead.” :)


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