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Mama Ayesha Restaurant

1967 Calvert St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1501
+1 202-232-5431
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
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Closes in 12 min
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
1967 Calvert St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1501
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We three vegetarians had an early dinner with a selection of small plates. Portions were reasonable and the food was good. Once it started, service was friendly and fast.

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I must say the food was really good. However the service was poor. My drink came out after appetizers were finished. The entrees took a long time to come out - they came out after the people next to us, who sat down after we...More

Thank mark k
MainManager1, Manager at Mama Ayesha Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Mark. While we are glad you were a fan of our food, we are sorry to hear you did not feel the same regarding the service. Making our guests feel welcome and well cared for is our highest priority, and I am disappointed that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this restaurant has a long history with mama ayesha coming to the US, the food is so good and authentic, a blend of Lebanese Palestinian cuisine.the prices compared to other Lebanese food restaurants around is cheaper. service a bit slow but very friendly.

Thank Nmbt211
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Mama Ayesha is a reliable spot serving very good food. While somewhat off the beaten path on Calvert St., it is just across the Duke Ellington bridge from Connecticut Ave. You are greeted warmly to a cozy atmosphere and have very good service. The menu...More

Thank waterandmore
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Authentic middle eastern restuarant with interesting food. easy parking as well which is a bonus in DC.

Thank kendalwill2013
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

We walked in to Mama Ayesha on a very cold day and received a warm welcome. Service was great and food was prompt. We two vegetarians shared a few mezza items and one entree and left satisfied. Foole was especially nicely prepared.

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 3 January 2018

If you live in DC, then you know and have heard of Mama Ayesha, and especially the mural of her with all of the Presidents on the side of the building, except for #45 who they don't have enough orange paint to put him up....More

Thank holybucket
Reviewed 31 December 2017

I am Lebanese and have not been by in a few years, but the food is not nearly as good as we recalled from earlier visits. The Bamya (lamb stew) was not as savory as last time and not as good as my own recipe....More

Thank OlVirginny
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We chose this restaurant for our date night, I was craving some Moroccan food and this one came up on trip advisor. I was a bit disappointed not to find Tajini on the menu, we chose some of their specialities which were ok. Our server...More

Thank lamorena10
Reviewed 1 September 2017

A cute, funky place with good service, and great food. It has an interesting history, especially of the woman who created this space. I had fresh fried sardines, the spicy beef sausages, and a couple of other things that I can't seem to recall. Everything...More

Thank randylee223
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$18 - US$18
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Buffet, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1967 Calvert St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1501
    (Biltmore St)
  • Public Transportation: A few minutes walking distance from the Woodley Park/Adams Morgan/ Zoo Metro Station
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Adams Morgan
  • Neighbourhood: Adams Morgan
  • Phone Number: +1 202-232-5431
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