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Ethiopic Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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401 H St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4677
+1 202-675-2066
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Philadelphia, Tennessee
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice neighborhood restaurant. Really good food, really knowledgeable servers. We shared the sampler plate and found it a very nice introduction to Ethiopian food. Nice "after work" atmosphere

Thank MF S
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ethiopian food is great. The bread (injera) is interesting and different. It's used to pick up the food. Great fun. Anyway we had the vegetarian sampler with lamb tibs. Lovely flavours and filling. The service was excellent and the whole night a delight. Definitely recommend!

Thank Bedeashby
Northampton, Massachusetts
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375 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you only like hot dogs and hamburgs, don't come here. If you're up for a unique dining experience, well, you're in luck. We tried the vegetarian combo plate. It was a huge platter with varied veggie concoctions. There is no silverware; you scoop up the food with tasty spongy bread. Delicious. While you're in the area, take a stroll... More 

Thank Cindy T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Ethiopic consistently delivers good food and good value. On our last visit our group included a vegetarian and a teenager who'd never eaten Ethiopian food before. The staff were patient in answering the teen's questions and explaining the menu, and he was pleased with his selection. Situated on a corner, the dining area is light and open with windows on... More 

Thank John O
Perrysburg, Ohio, United States
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome experience! Lovely atmosphere, fantastic food, good service and reasonable prices! We will definitely go back!

Thank Serena W
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

My wife and I had a wonderful meal at Ethiopia. The service was prompt and courteous and the food was tasty. We will definitely return.

1 Thank Mike7980
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103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was one of the best reviewed for Ethiopian in D.C. I haven't had Ethiopian in many years and this was pretty good, we had the veggie and meat plates. It's not as good as I remember at Fasikas in Adams Morgan. And for some odd reason they do not offer Sambusas? The service was good, no issues there.... More 

Thank HBerke
Bern, Switzerland
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Next to a place in Amsterdam, Zurich and Munich the best Ethiopic food we have had. Enjoy getting your fingers dirty and enjoy the slightly spicy taste :)

1 Thank Ashley M
Poughkeepsie, New York
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139 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Overall the food was good, we had beef tibs and Dora wat with chicken, and the vegetarian options (4). We enjoyed the meal, but service was dismal. We had to track people to get attention. Also had to ask for a large injera plate for the meat sauces, which were served in bowls with the injera separate - quite unlike... More 

Thank Mary J
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78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Service was friendly. The Ethiopia. Beer cold. We enjoyed this meal - we had the vegetarian and meat tasters served on a large injera bread which I hadn't realised was cold. First time eating Ethiopian and I thought the spicier vegetable and meats were really quite good whilst the blander ones not so good. I was also surprised at the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$29 - US$31
African, Ethiopian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 H St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4677
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-675-2066
Ethiopic Restaurant focuses on Ethiopian cuisine and culture. Traditional Ethiopian ingredients are introduced to evoke the true taste of Ethiopia. Ethiopic’s authentic Ethiopian food menu will feature vegetarian, meat, poultry, and fish. Ethiopic Restaurant is proud to be the first Ethiopian Restaurant on the H Street Corridor and intends to cater to a wide customer base. We want everyone to feel welcome and entertained.

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