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1415 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-3704
+1 202-265-5700
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  • Very good36%
  • Average15%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
1415 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-3704
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great lunch. Service was good and kind. The lamb and beef entrées were tasty and spicy. Definitely worth a try!

Thank Andres_and_Angela
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

I had the combination plate for one person. It is a great way to sample different dishes of Ethiopian cuisine, especially if you are a first timer. It cost only 15 dollars and I was full. The restaurant was full of people from the local...More

Thank David O
Reviewed 6 February 2018 via mobile

We had our Dinner in the "Lalibela" and we were very satisfied. The Portion (a Plate for two for 28 USD) was very big and the Dish was very good. We both were very fed up. The staff was very friendly and 5 to 7...More

Thank Oliver B
Reviewed 23 January 2018

First time having Ethiopian food and I can now say I'm a big fan. I have no frame of reference to rate this restaurant but nonetheless it was very tasty food and I will be having this style of food again and again!

Thank Weubged
Reviewed 20 January 2018

This was my first time trying Ethiopian food and I didn't like it. I could not stand the "bread". I also did not like the texture of the food. Honestly, the staff was nice, and I think it is just me who doesn't like this...More

Thank NelCalifornai
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

This place has what every restaurant should have, a 'starter' plate to sample several unfamiliar dishes. Unfortunately most were just not my taste. But if you're fond of Ethiopian food this place is likely great. Excellent service.

Thank fisherdoc
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Food is great and the price is right. There is outdoor seating when it’s nice out and authentic taste

Thank Bajet21
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Food laid out on ethiopian bread! Interesting atmosphere. Very friendly and quick service. Seems busy and perfect for family.

Thank Nasirfazal
Reviewed 3 October 2017

if you like spicy food this is the place for you, it doesn't look much from the outside but the food is of a great quality, served on Ethiopian bread which you eat with your fingers both the dishes we had (one chicken, the other...More

Thank Ian W
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here with Celiac wife. Got the gluten free injera. Had the sampler for 2. It was pretty good. She did not get sick. So that's a win. Staff seemed to understand gluten free. It's a local feeling place. Ambiance so so. Food tasted...More

Thank Christopher P
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Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1415 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-3704
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Logan Circle/ Shaw
  • Neighbourhood: Logan Circle/ Shaw
  • Phone Number: +1 202-265-5700
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