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Dukem Ethiopian Market

1114 U St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4441
+1 202-667-8735
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good49%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“injera” (34 reviews)
“tibs” (17 reviews)
“lamb” (27 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1114 U St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4441
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Having heard great reviews about Ethiopian food I had yet to try any despite many opportunities. A friend in town suggested we meet there and I was not disappointed. In fact pleasantly impressed. Flavors are fantastic and I highly recommend getting one of the combination...More

Thank Anatoli M
Reviewed 8 August 2017

This is a very good restaurant for those liking Eritrean/Ethiopian dishes. They diverse menu caters to those who will share the dishes ordered or those not wishing to do so. The food is freshly prepared and one can even take out many items for an...More

Thank smdoctoroff
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Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Decided to stop in for a bite to eat. The food looked and smelled delicious. Ordered a 35 dollar platter to get a taste of several dishes. I was shocked to see such a small platter of food for the money.. Totally dissatisfied.. I spoke...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2017

This our first experience eating Ethiopian and we loved it! The food was authentic and the meal was an experience. Portions were large; service was excellent. The restaurant is in a fun neighborhood that's worth exploring for an after dinner stroll.

Thank SpecialK8543
Reviewed 7 May 2017

My Uber driver from Ethiopia told me this is the best Ethiopian restaurant in D.C., where I decided to have dinner tonight. I asked my waitress what is the most popular menu and I ordered Dukem Special Tibs (Lamb - Lamb is more popular than...More

Thank Ryusuke M
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

First time in Ethiopian restaurant and I really enjoyed it. Tasty food and a very friendly service...

Thank Erik K
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The food wasn't that different. Not very spicy-not talking about heat. Service was slow. I was disappointed in my first Ethiopian.

Thank housebroken
Reviewed 22 March 2017

That was my first time coming to this restaurant since i was so curious about the good rating for this restaurant. My friend and i sat at the bar for about 10 minutes and still there wasn't menu on the table so i asked 2...More

Thank Colton 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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
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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