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Yelp Rating - 4.5 stars
76 reviews onYelp logo
(605) 271-0747
Location200 S Kiwanas Ave Sioux Falls, SD

Learn more about Lalibela

updated: September 24, 2023
Year Established2003
Lalibela map location
Cat P.
Yelp Rating - 5.0 stars03/12/2023
We stopped on our way through on our way to the Badlands - and I saw the favorable Google reviews, so I thought I would stop by. The ambiance was so lovely... read review
Anna R.
Yelp Rating - 5.0 stars04/29/2023
Some friends and I visited Sioux City from LA and saw this restaurant on Culture Trip and had to check it out. We got the collard greens gomen and the... read review
Robert W.
Yelp Rating - 5.0 stars07/25/2021
So I was in the Sioux Falls, SD area and I knew Guy Fiery had a few eateries from Sioux Falls on his show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dive. Lalibela was one of... read review
Fri11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tue11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wed11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sun11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thu11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Business Description

Located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Lalibela is a hidden gem that transports diners to the heart of Ethiopia through its authentic dishes and welcoming ambiance. This family-owned restaurant has been serving exquisite Ethiopian cuisine since 2003 and has garnered a loyal following of locals and tourists alike.

Lalibela's menu is a testament to the rich culinary history of Ethiopia, with a range of dishes that cater to different preferences and dietary restrictions. Meat lovers will relish the juicy lamb, chicken, and beef dishes, while vegetarians will appreciate the flavorful vegetable options. All dishes are accompanied by traditional Ethiopian flatbread called Injera, which serves as the perfect vessel for soaking up the fragrant sauces.

The restaurant's ambiance is casual and inviting, with warm lighting and traditional Ethiopian decor. The attentive staff is always happy to recommend dishes and help diners navigate the menu. The restaurant's new location, which opened its doors in 2017, is spacious and comfortable, offering ample seating options for both small and large groups.

Lalibela's commitment to delivering an authentic Ethiopian dining experience has not gone unnoticed, with countless positive reviews from satisfied customers. Many praise the restaurant's friendly service, generous portions, and affordable prices. One reviewer even compared the dining experience to a "trip to Ethiopia without the plane ticket."

In conclusion, Lalibela is a must-visit restaurant for anyone looking to explore the flavors of Ethiopia in Sioux Falls. With its authentic dishes, welcoming ambiance, and affordable prices, it is no wonder why Lalibela has become a local favorite and a destination for foodies visiting the area.

Gift Ideas for Lalibela

If you're looking for a unique and memorable gift for a foodie in your life, Lalibela is the perfect place to start. This charming restaurant offers a range of gift options that are sure to delight and surprise.

For the adventurous foodie, consider gifting a meal at Lalibela. The restaurant's menu is filled with exotic and flavorful dishes, making it the perfect destination for those who love to explore new cuisines. With generous portions and affordable prices, a gift card to Lalibela is a thoughtful and practical present that will be appreciated by any food lover.

Another great gift option from Lalibela is a bottle of their signature spicy sauce. This flavorful hot sauce is made from a secret blend of Ethiopian spices and is the perfect accompaniment to any meal. It also makes for a great addition to any food lover's pantry and is sure to add a kick of flavor to their favorite dishes.

For those who prefer to stay in and cook, Lalibela also offers a selection of authentic Ethiopian spices and ingredients. These high-quality ingredients are sourced directly from Ethiopia and are the perfect way to add a touch of flavor to any home-cooked meal. From berbere spice to teff flour, Lalibela's selection of ingredients will allow any home cook to recreate the flavors of Ethiopia in their own kitchen.

In conclusion, whether you're looking for a gift for a foodie or simply want to treat yourself to something special, Lalibela has you covered. With a range of gift options to choose from, including gift cards, spicy sauce, and authentic Ethiopian ingredients, there's something for everyone at this beloved restaurant. So why not share the gift of authentic Ethiopian cuisine with your loved ones today?

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