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8233 Fenton St, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4503
+1 301-589-1400
11:00 - 02:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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99 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Parking can be a bear - read the signs closely and do not park in either lot on the sides of the building. We take street parking. The restaurant is small and you will need reservations for parties larger than 4. The food was tasty - I have had higher quality meat, but the vegetables were delicious. I recommend the... More 

Thank JNetteDC
Missoula, Montana
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313 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We went for dinner. You eat with your hands at a high or low table. The food and service was good. Looks like a place locals eat.

Thank jsMT1994
Silver Spring, Maryland
1 review
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Great service, good food and we would recommend the restaurant for residents and visitors alike. Priced a little high.

Thank rdgcans
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

This place is nice, but there are many better Ethiopian restaurants in Silver Spring and there are certainly ones that are cheaper, given you more food, or whose food is generally better. This place has some delicious Ethiopian honeywine though!

Thank Vanessa L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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123 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2016

Excellent value lunch menu with traditional Ethiopian dishes and some non-traditional quasi-Ethiopian sandwiches. Dinner menu, on the other hand, seemed somewhat overpriced.

Thank dc_babs
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

We come here often (usually with a $11 for $20 Groupon). It's a nice atmosphere with traditional decorations and decorative furniture. The food comes fast and is pretty good. The portions are nice sized although I usually manage to eat up all the injera (ethiopian bread, it's addictive). I usually go vegetarian here, but the few times I've gotten meat... More 

1 Thank BoatsBootsBalloons
Silver Spring, Maryland
1 review
Reviewed 17 January 2016

Not sure what the other complaints about the service experienced, but we went on a busy Saturday night with two small children and the service was very attentive--food was excellent, on par with some of the better Ethiopian in the area. It felt fresher and even healthier than many (where the stews feel stale and flat) the flavors were bright... More 

Thank Crystal T
Laurel, Maryland
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016

We've been to this restaurant a number of times, and the food is always great - one of the best in the area. The service, less so. The last two times we've been there the service has been glacial. The server is friendly enough, just not very attentive. No checking to let us know that the food is taking a... More 

Thank MinervaZee
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

East African food can be a challenge for the American palate lacking asbestos covering or a fire extinguisher. Addis Ababa does a great job of serving authentic Ethiopian cuisine without offending the ex-pats who frequent the place. There's no question that if you see folks for the source country of the restaurant's food, you;re in a good place. Addis Ababa... More 

Thank the-watcher-observes
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2015

My husband and I recently visited Addis Ababa on our weekend trip. The way that you serve yourself here is different. They serve big flat bread on a tray with different types of stews on it. plus your own personal supply of flat breads that you use to grab your food.. no silverware. You pretty much wrapped your food, If... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15
African, Ethiopian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8233 Fenton St, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4503
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Silver Spring
  • Phone Number: +1 301-589-1400

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