We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Keren Restaurant

1780 Florida Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2658
+1 202-265-5764
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“injera” (21 reviews)
“veggie combo” (9 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:00All hours
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
1780 Florida Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2658
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (144)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 132 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We decided to visit the Ethiopian restaurant Keren in the Adams Morgan area from prior reviews. We arrived around 8:30PM on a Saturday and there was a line for tables running down the street. Coming later, the wait wasn't so bad and well worth it....More

1  Thank Luck57
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was good. I asked the typical dish that came with something like a crepe and several different small portions of traditional dishes. It was big enough for two (not that hungry) people. The taste is good but nothing to be returning. there was...More

Thank nathalynh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I usually have habasha (Ethiopian or Eritrean) food when I am in DC. This was my first time at the Keren restaurant, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Order two platters of the meat and vegetables, with injera of course, for three people in our party. Very...More

Thank McKelapa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brought my family to Keren Restaurant and had a fantastic experience. My boys 9, 11, 13 all tried the different dishes we ordered and said they could not wait to return. The service was outstanding. Highly recommend!

Thank Katey B
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Second time I have eaten here and tgbe food and staff were amazing. Small place so be prepared to wait during busy hours, but completely worth it.

Thank Kbrovold
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Went for lunch on a weekday, wife and daughter in tow. We didn't have to wait for a table. Good start. The place is small but has nice tropical foliage decor and paintings on the wall. Try their honey wine - a dewy chilled white...More

Thank Avijit R
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

My mom and I were staying at a nearby hotel and were ready to explore the neighborhood for some good food. We stopped by Keren restaurant and couldn't have been happier. The waitress helped us pick some authentic Ethiopian food. She suggested we start with...More

1  Thank Stefk22
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

If you have never had Ethiopia food before this is a good introduction to their cuisine. But, if you have eaten Ethiopia before this is not the restaurant for you. Yeah it's cheap but it's not spicy enough and there isn't enough options or variety.

Thank Jenna N
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Let me start by saying that the food is amazing! Food : The food was great. Loved the Tibsi - fish and beef. The accompaniments like lentils, spinach, potato and red curry were all awesome. It looks like they prepare the dish to suit the...More

2  Thank Drun007
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We were directed to try this restaurant due to very good tripadvisor comments. There was a big queue, but luckily we got seated quite quickly. We both had the special which was a big pancake with tasters of different dishes. I had the beef which...More

1  Thank Ellie S
Nearby Restaurants
Jack Rose Dining Saloon
186 reviews
.04 km away
Lauriol Plaza
623 reviews
.18 km away
El Tamarindo - Florida Ave. NW
65 reviews
.03 km away
Nearby Attractions
Adams Morgan
102 reviews
.46 km away
Laogai Museum
9 reviews
.48 km away
National Museum of American Jewish Military History
9 reviews
.46 km away
The L. Ron Hubbard House
5 reviews
.34 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Keren Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1780 Florida Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2658
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-265-5764
This is one of DC's many Eritrean restaurants, but it tends to be overlooked by the better publicized and established Ethiopian community in the city. It's a small place, but offers a fantastic dishes, coffee, and service. There is no review on TripAdvisor for this restaurant (there is one on Yelp!).
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing