Bunna Ethiopian Restaurant and Market
Upon stepping through the doors of Buna Ethiopian Restaurant & Market, an array of Ethiopian handicrafts of drums, masks and jewelry graze one wall, while the other displays biscotti, tubs of different spices, incense accoutrements, lentils, tea and coffee (green beans or the roasted varieties). Buna (or Bunna) is coffee in Ethiopian. Further along towards the kitchen the space opens to the parlor/restaurant. This area has a colorful display of artwork on the wall, a variety of which, like the photographs are from local artists. Amidst the ambiance of colors and textures Ethiopian music or sometimes the soccer game fills the air and there’s the distinct home cooking stewed in warming spices of turmeric, cumin, coriander and the ever effervescent aromatic coffee. The buzz is Buna Ethiopian Restaurant & Market is sizzlin’ with delicious artisanal cooking and brewing fresh coffee from Ethiopia – all this is wrapped in the tradition of music and culture of a continent halfway across the world, yet embedded in the heart of its owners and operators Eyob and Helena, while Manteghosh (Helena’s mother) oversees and applies her recipes and methods in the food preparation.
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City: Los Angeles
Price Range: $5 to $25
Amenities: Delivery, Take-out