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Merkato Restaurant

1036 1/2 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019-4401
+1 323-935-1775
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good58%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“veggie sides” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1036 1/2 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019-4401
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I make this place a stop at least one a month to every 6 weeks or so. My employees name this as a place to eat 75% of the time. Have never had a bad experience here - the wait staff is very friendly and...More

Thank Brad G
Reviewed 11 August 2017

I love this restaurant. I first came here in the year 2002 when I'd moved from India to LA. I fell in love with the food and became good friends with some of Little Ethiopia's restaurateurs. At one point, I was a regular. I'd go...More

Thank Rohan V
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

I really wish we had an Ethiopian restaurant in Cancún because I simply adore it. The incredibly tasty dishes with their distinct flavors and textures are just fabulous. It is also fun to eat with your hands. Please try the honey wine, it is unlike...More

Thank IndraRojo
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I came to Merkato at 1pm on a Sunday in the mood for breakfast. I know it was well past breakfast but I asked anyway. They went out if their way to whip up Eggs Firfir for me and I was sold. The laid back...More

Thank Jemal C
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Just finished eating a meal of their Doro Wat (stewed chicken legs) and fried trout with veggie sides. It was more than enough for the two of us. This food is authentic - super tasty and generous portions. The restaurant itself has a very local...More

Thank Patricia L
Reviewed 3 August 2016

My wife and I finally worked the courage to stop into Merkato today. We had talked about it often but we were not familiar with the cuisine and parking always looked formidable. Today, though, we were passing by at 5pm and parking was plentiful. We...More

Thank dhultgren
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Thumbs up all around. My daughter decided to introduce me to something different and now I'm back home...having withdrawals (smirk) - Everything was so delicious. If you appreciate Ethiopian food....you must not leave Los Angeles before enjoying a meal here. We ordered the Asa Tibbs...More

1  Thank _MsBrendaGale
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is located on the boulevard with easy access to the valet parking. The service was kind of slow (only 2 waitresses for all the tables) and also the food took some time to arrive but it was worth the wait. Very tasty, classic...More

Thank DrPaulagrace
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Looking for the best Ethiopian on Fairfax? Merkato didn't disappoint. We shared one vege combo and one meat combo between two, this was plenty of food. Service was faultless and food came out quickly after ordering. All the dishes were very tasty and overall was...More

Thank A J
Reviewed 6 December 2015

We walked in for a late lunch last week and despite the late time the staff were quite kind. The food (the vegetarian combo) was well flavored, interesting, and served in large portions. The Injera was light and delicious. Lunch for 2 with a beer...More

1  Thank Otto27
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1036 1/2 S Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90019-4401
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Central L.A
  • Neighbourhood: Central L.A
  • Phone Number: +1 323-935-1775
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