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1942 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4108
+1 202-232-7600
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good46%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“tibs” (9 reviews)
“sampler” (2 reviews)
“ethiopian food” (26 reviews)
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International, Contemporary, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1942 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4108
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

We went here for DC restaurant week and what a treat. Our waiter Jonathan was knowledgeable and provided great service. We got a table by the window upstairs which was great for people watching. We decided to not do restaurant week menu and share small...More

Thank TravelPavel
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Etete wows with classical lentil and vegetable small plates and an incredible drink menu. My friend and I were offered free drinks including an amazing specialty sangria after ordering Mbali cocktails at the bar—highly recommend this drink as well. The staff is incredibly nice and...More

Thank Nicole B
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Reviewed 10 June 2017

Etete calls itself an Ethiopian-fusion restaurant, mixing classic Ethiopian dishes with touches of American, Asian, and eclectic flavors. Whatever label you want to put on it, the food is excellent, the service very attentive and friendly, and the atmosphere is very neighborhood-y. Make sure you...More

Thank jglsongs
Reviewed 5 June 2017

We met a long-time friend at Etete Saturday night for this recently revamped Ehiopian fusion restaurant, and were not disappointed. We tried every small dish on the menu and were not disappointed by anything we ordered. Each was delicious and plentiful enough for our party...More

Thank syael1339
Reviewed 31 May 2017

We found this place by chance, and thought it looked worth a try. Glad we did - the food was delicious, some traditional Ethiopian with some other american/fusion type dishes also. It was all very tasty, and the drinks were good. The service was very...More

Thank Hiluxsurf
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped by this place for a bite before a movie. We tried 3 items and a drink each. We love Ethiopian food and were intrigued by the modern take. Except that everything was off. Too much cumin in the cabbage and bitter flavors that...More

Thank Pa I
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We had a very nice dinner for 4 for $200. Desserts were on the house, We had the two sampler dishes, and it was just right for 4 (also ordered the Tartar, twice). Close to 9:30 club but not crowded before the concerts. On 9th...More

Thank CPachon
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Avoid this place, it's the worst restaurant i've ever been. Service was bad and i don't understand why most servers are not friendly. I had dinner with my friends around 6pm and they looked grumpy. we ordered sambusa and it was ok. Lega tibs and...More

Thank Colton C
Reviewed 31 July 2016

I am not new to Ethiopian and Eritrean food and there are a lot of choices in the DC area. But, I've never eaten at this restaurant and thought I'd try. It was some of the best Ethiopian food I've eaten! While Ethiopian menus are...More

1  Thank Decoamie
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Broaden your horizon- try different food- different spices/ eat with your fingers with special bread. small intimate attmosphere

1  Thank lori c
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$45
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Delivery, Takeout, Private Dining, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
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Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1942 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4108
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > U Street Corridor
  • Neighbourhood: U Street Corridor
  • Phone Number: +1 202-232-7600
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Etete, located at 9th & U Street NW, in the heart of the highly developed Shaw District, with an amazing chic warm look and innovative menu. Chef Christopher Roberson has created "New America" small plates, with a Global influences. Collaborating with the owner's Yared & Henok Tesfaye's mother, Etete, the namesake of the restaurant, Chef Roberson has incorporated her special traditional spices, flavors and techniques, with his dishes, while ensuring the integrity of her "classics", that her followers love. Chef Chris has expanded the menu with flavors from around the world. Try Injera Tacos, Sous Vide Short Ribs, Sweet Chili Wings, Codfish Fritters. Crafted cocktails, wine list and beers.
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