Here at Lalibela we believe food embodies family, community, tradition, culture, and identity. We cook every dish to share our stories, culture, and traditions with you. We craft every cuisine with love and creativity to make you fall in love not just with Ethiopian food, but also Ethiopian culture. Your meal is skillfully prepared from fresh and authentic ingredients to perfection. Eat what you love, love what you eat, and share it with your loved ones. Enebla! Let’s eat!
Lalibela is a Small Family Owned Restaurant in the Heart of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. As South Dakotan Ethiopians, we strive to delight the palates of South Dakotane\ residents, visitors and of course the Foodie lover hunters with our unique, authentic and flavorful Traditional Ethiopian dishes!
Lalibela is one of Ethiopia's holiest places, dating back to the 12th century. Lalibela town, formerly known as Roha, named after one of Ethiopian ruler, King Lalibela (1181-1221), a member of the Zagwe dynasty. Lalibela is known by the amazing eleven churches hewn from solid rock. Built in the twelfth century, they are still standing in excellent condition. Most consider them as the eighth wonder of the world, and is one of the world heritage sites listed by UNESCO.
The famous Lalibela churches carved out from the rock on which they stand. Some lie almost completely hidden in deep trenches, while others stand in open quarried caves. A complex and amazing labyrinth of tunnels and narrow passage ways connects them all.
Seeing all of the Lalibela churches are well worth it - particularly during the colourful Ethiopian christian holidays: Genna, Ethiopian Christmas (on January 7th) and Timkat, Epiphany (on January 19th).