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Ethiopic Restaurant

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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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159 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I got the Doro Key Wot based on a recommendation from an old Washingtonian. I wasn't familiar with the dish and didn't know what to expect. The two chicken legs came with the meat on the bone, which surprised me. I found it a little awkward pulling the meat off the bone with the injera. There was also a hard-boiled... More 

Thank Gordon175
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244 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was excellent at a reasonable price . Lots of new flavors I've never had . If it's your first time eating Ethiopian food don't get scared when you can't find the knife and fork. You use the bred they give you to scoop food .

Thank Michael A
Washington, DC
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109 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I've had Ethiopian food in many places around the world including Addis and Asmara and this is the worst I've had. If you want better in DC, go elsewhere especially to the U street corridor or some place in the suburbs. The food here is too westernized and in my opinion, taste very different from Ethiopian food I've had in... More 

Thank globetrottingdiva
Philadelphia, Tennessee
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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 11 November 2016 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
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

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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104 reviews
64 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 

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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?