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Ethiopia Meets South Orange


Not many people can say they’ve tried Ethiopian food, and even less towns can say they have an Ethiopian restaurant. However, your new home at Third & Valley is home to not one but two great Ethiopian restaurants, Walia and Lalibela!


Walia Ethiopian Restaurant


11 Village South Plaza

South Orange, New Jersey

(973) 762- 2186


Located just one block from the South Orange train station and just down the road from Third & Valley, Walia is a family-owned restaurant that has become quite popular since opening in 2013. They serve all the traditional favorites such as misr watt and boast a particularly lengthy vegetarian for our leaf-eating residents. Though its cuisine is authentic, Walia has a more trendy-vibe than its close neighbor.


Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant

261 Irvington Ave

South Orange, New Jersey

(973) 327 – 4840


Also family-owned and located down the street from Third & Valley, Lalibela has graced South Orange with it’s authentic cuisine since 2007 when husband/wife duo Austine and Meklit wanted to bring their traditional food to the South Orange community. Decorated like a traditional Ethiopian household, you’ll feel like you’re getting a home-cooked meal when dining at Lalibela.  As Ethiopian cuisine often is, 2/3rds of the menu is 100% vegetarian.

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