Azla Ethiopian Vegan
Ethiopian Restaurant
Today 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
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3655 S Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA 90007
3655 South Grand AvenueUSCaliforniaLos Angeles90007
Ethiopian RestaurantToday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 8:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 8:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 8:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 8:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 8:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 8:00 pmSunday Closed
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Casual, cheery counter-serve with small tables specializing in vegan renditions of Ethiopian dishes.- Google
"I'm gluten-free and love Ethiopian food so it seemed like a solid choice."
"Azla vegan is something spectacularly special!"
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Ramon Young
a month ago
Had a 3-item combo for lunch! Kale and collards, potatoes, and lentils.... YUMMMMMMY! I think this place is absolutely delicious, and I would love to visit more often, but I (personally) could not afford to visit often! Lowering their price point a few dollars might make their product more accessible to local community members. Overall, I think Azla is a fantastic addition to the Mercado, and I wish them much success!
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Whitney Lauritsen
7 months ago
I was blown away by this place. After a long day at the Convention Center I looked up nearby vegan restaurants and decided to give Azla a try. I'm gluten-free and love Ethiopian food so it seemed like a solid choice. I found free parking right away (available in the lot or on the street) and went into the cafeteria. It's ultra casual and the building is really neat - kinda feels like a secret spot though there were lots of people inside. I order the plate of 4 items with GF injera and everything was deliciously flavorful. I was absolutely famished from the day and by the end of the meal I was fully satisfied. The owner was incredibly kind, as was the woman who took my order. I felt very appreciated and taken care of. Can't wait to go back!
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Chris Guitarte
10 months ago
One of the most healthy options to eat at just outside of USC. Located in the Mercado la Paloma complex, this is a great option if you're craving vegan Ethiopian food and is convenient for a quick healthy meal since all the food is prepared and served from a hot pan/salad bar. I would always get the hot sauce if you want an extra kick on your dishes, but be careful, it really is super hot!
C Eliassen
a year ago
Gluten free Injera and the food is excellent! I love this place!
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Nik Malenovic
6 months ago
Located in a food court. family owned. clean. environmentally concious (as one can be). vegan. ethnic ethiopian. yummy. 7 year old loved their rendition of potatoes, carrots, and split pea dish. reasonably priced. would eat here again. great for a meal after the day at the museums.
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Miss Wilson
9 months ago
Azla vegan is something spectacularly special! It’s the first Ethiopian restaurant in the downtown area. It’s also a vegan restaurant. And, it’s a family-owned business, with the mother-daughter duo of Nesanet and her mother chef Azla, its namesake, running the restaurant and its adjacent shop. Azla vegan is very simple and no frills. You walk up to the counter and order items off the standing menu—items like the Yatakilt (curry potatoes, carrots and cabbage)—or daily specials, like the spicy mushrooms, the day that I was there. Everything you order is loaded onto a plate, placed on a colorful tray and you can sit down anywhere in Mercado La Paloma, which has tons of tables and chairs scattered throughout. Azla proves that vegan food can be extremely varied, full of flavor and also very filling. Every single dish has its own unique feel to it, thanks to the varying spices and diverse ingredients in each one. My Azla favorites are the Shimbra and the cooked Kale and Collards. Shimbra is a crunchy mixture of kale, carrots, chickpeas, cranberries and almonds, tossed in a light vinaigrette and cumin. The Kale and Collards is a warm combination of—you guessed it, kale and collard greens—that is bursting with flavor at every bite. #Azla #FallForLA #Vegan #Ethiopian #Downtown #LA
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Michael Shilstone
6 months ago
Azla is a really great spot for a light yet filling meal that won't leave you feeling guilty, even if you indulge in their homemade cookies and brownies. I had never had Ethiopian food prior to eating here but I will certainly explore the cuisine further after eating here. The staff is super friendly and excited to guide newcomers in their selections. If you're a fan of veggies, this place is for you as Azla gets creative with beets, salads, and legumes.
Natalie Andrade
11 months ago
Great Service. Amazing Food. Cute little tables outside.