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DAS Ethiopian Restaurant

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1201 28th Street NW, Georgetown, Washington DC, DC 20007 (Formerly Zed's Ethiopian Restaurant)
+1 202-333-4710
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Barrie, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to try something new on our travels - as this was the actual holiday (lieu of Jan 1 on the 2nd) we had a bit of a time finding an open restaurant. We drove past this place and my boyfriend suggested we give it a try if it was open. Thankfully it was! Though a small indoor dining... More 

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Switzerland
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing food and ambience! If you haven't tried Ethiopian food before, now is your time and this is the place! My partner had never had Ethiopian food before and was a little skeptical. Once the dinner was over, he was amazed with all that the cuisine had on offer. The dishes were spicy because a we wanted them that way... More 

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Bethesda, Maryland
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136 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a couple of their vegetarian dishes and they were excellent. We thought their prices were very reasonable by Washington DC standards. The restaurant is attractive and gets plenty of sunshine on a nice day. Except in winter you can even sit outside.

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Thank 102mauricea
Shenzhen, China
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love Ethiopian food and am fortunate to have had it in Ethiopia several times. DAS definitely offers a higher end dining experience with small tables, which I didn't like... too many damn glasses and plates on the table for that style of group eating and the dishes are a bit pricy.... BUT it's good Ethiopian food, the DAS staff... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The environment was a very nice setting. The food was interesting and delicious. We ordered the meat combo and vegetable combo. And there was no silverware. We ate it by hand which was strange but we got used to it because it's there tradition. We felt really satiated and full after the meal.

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new jersey
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128 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was expecting a bit more from this place since it was rated so highly. I had a dish with short ribs and my wife had a vegetarian platter with various items. I was not fond of my dish. The meat was extremely tough and I wish I had ordered something else. My wife loved her meal, although the portion... More 

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Thank krazeyraze
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Not overly impressed. Food was fine with nothing outstanding. Mixing vegetarian and non vegetarian on the same platter was a problem. The service was at best ok and there was no explanation of how it worked.

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Cordoba, Argentina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

We were in the area and we were looking for a place to have dinner. We never had Ethiopian food before. The place is nice, quiet and kind of romantic I could say. The food and service were good. The only thing is that the food was a bit more spicy than they told us it would be.

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Thank fgattino
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We dine there with my wife, overall people pay for the M street location. The food is quite spicy, even dishes which are not supposed to be. Not very tasty, actually everything tastes the same: beef, shrimps etc... because of strong sauces. The personnel is nice. The price is high for what one gets.

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columbia, south carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

I loved this place but the short ribs require wolf teeth to eat them. Either cook them tender or take off the menu. Very welcoming and attentive staff. Welcoming place with tough, stringy short ribs.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 35
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1201 28th Street NW, Georgetown, Washington DC, DC 20007 (Formerly Zed's Ethiopian Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-333-4710

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?