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Gourgas, 4 | 1205, Geneva, Switzerland
+41 22 328 50 66
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 00:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I liked the portions here and the staff was ok as well. HOwever it felt a bit like quantity over quality at times and ambiance is not so special either.

Thank paulandre1984
Geneva, Switzerland
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

we,5ladies shared a big plate of Ethiopian dinner. it was fantastic! you should try when you want to eat something diffetent food in Geneva.loved Ethiopian beer and music as well.

Thank Naoko K
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

I haven't eaten there, but they deserve 0 stars. Bought a voucher with a local discounter from an offer they put on to get new clients and called them to make a reservation for a Wednesday night (the voucher stipulated no reservations offered Friday or Saturday - fair enough) and they said they had space for a party of 4... More 

Thank mattwilli53
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52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

My girlfriend and I went on a whim as we walked past this restaurant and we were not disappointed. The food was good, home-cooked Ethiopian food and the host / owner was attentive. We had a chicken dish for two (Doro Key) which was served on flatbread with beans, lentils etc. - Even though it was "not spicy" it still... More 

Thank Kyras S
Geneva, Switzerland
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Overall the food was ok, though we were disappointed at the lack of effort: the Samosa type entré was still cold/frozen inside... The question from then on unfortunately was: how old is everything we are being served? Isn't this supposed to be warm? Etc. It is hard to not compare with similarly priced restaurants like Awash. At Nyala if you... More 

Thank Drew B
Geneva, Switzerland
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316 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

Tasty food but we were still hungry afterwards. Service a bit slow but overall a nice experience. However, I prefer another Geneva Eritrean restaurant (Gazelle d'Or).

1 Thank Paulina_Bali
Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Authentic Ethiopian fare in a family style restaurant. Choice for vegetarians was a little limited - lentil heavy (though tasty!) but have a loved a few more veggie options like gomen / collard greens.

Thank Rameet K
Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2014 via mobile

I had some lovely lamb(don't remember name of how prepared...but had a nice spicyness to it. However, it took the server forever to bring drink, food, and to present the bill. Fortunately I was with a business colleague so I had some company. I would have hated to be there on my own. I recommend eating there' just be patient

1 Thank craig30350
Kendal, United Kingdom
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220 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2014

We had to search this out as the TripAdvisor location button is wrong!! Their address is correct but you walk over the river on the Pont de la Coulouvreniere - the one between the two constructions in the river (barrages). Up Bd Georges Favon, then bear right onAv du Mail (right hand side of the park; then 3rd or 4th... More 

1 Thank Cambridgeblue65to67
Geneva, Switzerland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013

We love Ethiopian food & Nyala doesn't disappoint. The atmosphere is cozy & comfortable. The owner is extremely friendly. We always order the Nyala Royal & it is delicious. Lately we've been going about once a week. Just can't get enough!

1 Thank cassadyjc88

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 19 - USD 32
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gourgas, 4 | 1205, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +41 22 328 50 66

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?