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5071 Nicholson Ln, Rockville, MD 20852-3101
+1 301-881-8882
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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DC Metro Area
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our drive back from Dulles to Baltimore we decided to look for an Ethiopian place, we don't have one around where we currently live. This place is in a small unassuming stop in Rockville. The inside atmosphere was warm and inviting with 12-15 tables. We enjoyed our favorite vegetarian dishes. The food was outstanding. We asked for a mild... More 

Thank myquietstorm
Rockville, Maryland
Level Contributor
33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sheba offers an array of Ethiopian dishes, some spicy, some not, but all tasty and satisfying. The owners provide the service, always friendly and accommodating. You can have an exotic and interesting meal at a very reasonable price in a pleasant and homey atmosphere.

Thank StanleyPalombo
Level Contributor
37 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

A large selection of doro wot (spicy, tart chicken leg), yebeg tibs (spicy cubes of lamb), assa goulash (tilapia in berbere sauce), vegetarian sampler, and shiro bozena (beef with chickpea sauce) served over a large dish covered with injera. We used a seemingly endless supply of injera to enjoy all the saucy food, and finished the injera on which the... More 

Thank Joseph K
Algonquin, Illinois
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156 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

I cannot say enough good things about this place. The food is spectacular, you actually eat your plate! The food is served traditionally on a special flat bread that you use to eat with. The flavors are intense, in a very good way. Try the authentic Ethiopian beer, its light but good! The service is second to none!

Thank YourBizDr
Jersey City, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I have lived in Ethiopia and eaten at many of the Ethiopian restaurants in the DC area. Sheba is exceptional. They have an unusually large and creative vegan/vegetarian menu, with many more options than you find at a typical Ethiopian restaurant. They are also super family friendly, and almost always have families with young kids (a plus for me, although... More 

1 Thank littlebird75
Rockville, Maryland
Level Contributor
91 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I am a pescatarian and Ethiopian food is very veggie friendly. This was my first Ethiopian restaurant visit. It was quite good. My favorite were the lentils. I will definitely be back to try more plates.

Thank Maryann M
Rockville, Maryland
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

This place is so very tasty! My wife is vegetarian, and it's hard for us to find a place that pays equal attention to vegetable and meat dishes. Sheba excels at both. The good: 1. THE FOOD! My wife enjoys the vegetarian and vegan samplers. I love to come on Thursdays and Sundays for the kitfo (seasoned raw beef) specials.... More 

Thank Bluestruck
New Haven, Connecticut
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

Had good food here, in a restaurant in a small strip mall off Rockville Pike. The dining room is small and clean. Food is very tasty.

1 Thank Carl_LaFong_10
Memphis, Tennessee
Level Contributor
29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Got there early and the place was almost empty - it was Tuesday night, and I'm sure it will get crowded later in the evening....the dining experience was that good! Let me say at the outset, I'm no East African foodie, I just know what I like - also, I like trying different ethnic cuisines - Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant was... More 

Thank clinstew
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81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

I grew up in DC. I have been eating Ethiopian food for 40 years. Started at the classics in Adams Morgan, then Dukem was my go to on U street for years. I moved to the MD suburbs a few years ago and my biggest food worry was where to fulfill my monthly craving for the best food ever invented.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5071 Nicholson Ln, Rockville, MD 20852-3101
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Rockville
  • Phone Number: +1 301-881-8882

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