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Dukem Ethiopian Market

1114 U St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4441
+1 202-667-8735
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good47%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible1%
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1114 U St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4441
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Server was very helpful to a solo diner who wanted variety but not buy a huge combo. Food ok taste but Injera was poor quality. Floor, table, corridors, bathroom ..... really dirty.

Thank Zia C
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

A group of us went on a Friday night, and while the restaurant was busy I have never been anywhere where from the first of us sitting down to drinks being served took an hour. 40 minutes for staff to take the order, 20 to...More

Thank Dave148_661
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

I love Ethiopian food, and was spoiled by eating at Nazret (Alexandria) the previous day. The food was good, but outrageously overpriced. Service was inattentive, and communication was a problem. It seemed like half of the beers on the menu were not available. Doro wat...More

Thank KarenTLevine
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

If you eat Ethiopian food you can’t be a germ phobe as people jump right in, lick fingers, and then grab more food... The food is pretty good and I did like the beef tips and red lentil wot. The yellow split peas were also...More

Thank Brads P
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

A friend recommended Dukem as a quality Ethiopian restaurant in DC, so we decided to give it a try. The restaurant did not let us down. Not being familiar with Ethiopian food a it server made wonderful suggestions for appetizers, shared meal, and wine. It...More

Thank Chris J
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Went with colleagues, great and fast welcome, lots of food, very tasty. Only thing is they only take one credit card per table and give one receipt.

Thank Ana Clara B
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Great locale, friendly staff and excellent food. If never had Ethiopian this is the place to try. Be prepared for eating all your food with the bread they provide. Some of the sauces are really spicy but can be made less. Good Ethiopian beers to...More

Thank LAH461
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Disorganized. Slow. Food was fine when it finally came. Would not recommend for big groups. We didn’t get the right orders.

Thank Okeydokey1956
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This is an unassuming yet authentic and delicious Ethiopian restaurant. They've got imported East African beer, the injera is fresh and the dishes--both vegetarian and meaty--are zesty and delicious. There's nothing special in the decor, but the service is prompt and friendly.

Thank Joshua G
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

For the ones that want to taste an authentic ethiopian food. Very simple ambience but very kind service and reasonable price. It is really worth a visit

Thank Raquel C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1114 U St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4441
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > U Street Corridor
  • Neighbourhood: U Street Corridor
  • Phone Number: +1 202-667-8735
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This is an Ethiopian Restaurant serving an ethnic food in the Washington DC area.
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