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Keren Restaurant

1780 Florida Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2658
+1 202-265-5764
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“injera” (20 reviews)
“veggie combo” (9 reviews)
“beef” (23 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
1780 Florida Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2658
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Reviews (139)
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1 - 10 of 139 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Second time I have eaten here and tgbe food and staff were amazing. Small place so be prepared to wait during busy hours, but completely worth it.

Thank Kbrovold
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for lunch on a weekday, wife and daughter in tow. We didn't have to wait for a table. Good start. The place is small but has nice tropical foliage decor and paintings on the wall. Try their honey wine - a dewy chilled white...More

Thank Avijit R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My mom and I were staying at a nearby hotel and were ready to explore the neighborhood for some good food. We stopped by Keren restaurant and couldn't have been happier. The waitress helped us pick some authentic Ethiopian food. She suggested we start with...More

1  Thank Stefk22
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

If you have never had Ethiopia food before this is a good introduction to their cuisine. But, if you have eaten Ethiopia before this is not the restaurant for you. Yeah it's cheap but it's not spicy enough and there isn't enough options or variety.

Thank Jenna N
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Let me start by saying that the food is amazing! Food : The food was great. Loved the Tibsi - fish and beef. The accompaniments like lentils, spinach, potato and red curry were all awesome. It looks like they prepare the dish to suit the...More

2  Thank Drun007
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We were directed to try this restaurant due to very good tripadvisor comments. There was a big queue, but luckily we got seated quite quickly. We both had the special which was a big pancake with tasters of different dishes. I had the beef which...More

1  Thank Ellie S
Reviewed 9 April 2017

This restaurant is popular and busy (if your timing is off) for good reasons including an amazing and friendly staff. The "Keren Special" ($13.99) is enough for two or in any case the servings of vegetables should be shared. The house "Merlot" ($5.00) was good...More

2  Thank DMBTraveler
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

This is a cute little restaurant with excellent food and attentive service. I would definitely recommend it to my friends visiting downtown Washington DC

Thank Kamran S
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We had a memorable and tasty lunch at Keren. We were unfamiliar with Ethiopian cuisine and ordered two combos - one veggie one with beef and a special combo with chicken. The beef was our favorite. The spinach was amazing! It was plenty for four...More

1  Thank AndiM74
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Ate here with a friend. We ordered a vegetarian combo (#2 on the menu), a vegetarian combo plus beef (#4 on the menu) and a beer. Paid a total of $38 including tip and had leftovers! The food was excellent and plentiful. The place is...More

1  Thank maddog4221
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1780 Florida Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2658
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-265-5764
This is one of DC's many Eritrean restaurants, but it tends to be overlooked by the better publicized and established Ethiopian community in the city. It's a small place, but offers a fantastic dishes, coffee, and service. There is no review on TripAdvisor for this restaurant (there is one on Yelp!).
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