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1942 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
+1 202-232-7600
11:00 - 01:00
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Washington, DC
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441 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 all fairly similar (at least, to my unstudied eye), the veggies were very diverse and... More 

1 Thank Decoamie
Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

We have been to Etete innumerable times and every time came out feeling great. One thing that has attracted us to this restaurant is the near-original tez (honey wine). Unfortunately it was not available during this visit. The food, perhaps, did not seem to taste the same - perhaps a change of chef? Nevertheless, this is a likeable restaurant and... More 

Thank Wilson V
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

I took my husband here for dinner on his birthday because I was told they have excellent vegetarian options. We ordered a beef dish and a vegetarian and were asked if we want to share so we said yes. We were served with a giant scoop of meet surrounded my a very few amount of vegetables. Of course as my... More 

Thank Erika P
Scottsdale, Arizona
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114 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

Etete is not just a place to grab a bite to eat! Etete is a destination within DC to experience Ethiopian hospitality and cuisine! The platters of vegetable dishes and meat dishes were spot on and so very flavorful! The wine list is pretty good for a smallish sized restaurant. And the service is absolutely amazing! From the moment we... More 

Thank Jeffbo1962
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

Fish was awesome! Suggested by a friend it turned out to be the best Ethiopian place in DC I dined in. Make sure you make reservations if you go on weekends. Expect no privacy :-) sitting arrangement is cramped. Got to eat Ethopian when in DC! Also they have their own paid parking.

Thank Sudhir_Traveller
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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392 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016

Having lived in Ethiopia for two years, I am always on a search for great Ethiopian food. With Etete, a small, family-owned restaurant is a Washington gem. Located on the U Street corridor/Shaw next to Nellie's Bar, this place checks all of the blocks. When you enter, you immediately smell the mixture of amazing spices that make Ethiopian food what... More 

Thank JSTrip_77
Nassau, New Providence Island
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016

Located in the U Street & Shaw Neighborhood of Washington D.C., this neighborhood is the hub for local cuisine and nightlife. In this historic neighborhood lies cozy and homely Etete. You must try the famous Wat and Injeria this meal is one of the staples of Ethiopian cuisine. Also par take in the Honey Wine, its good.

Thank SidAlbury242
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136 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

After researching Ethiopian restaurants ahead of my trip to DC I planned on visiting Etete for their menu options and reasonable pricepoint. The restaurant is located in a lively section of town with bars, cafes, and other nightlife. I walked in, greeted, and was seated w/out reservation although there was only one table left. I started with the sambusa appetizer.... More 

1 Thank tailsock
Ocean City, New Jersey
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

Three of us tried this restaurant for dinner. We sat in the window space which added to the authenticity - wicker table & chairs. Vegetarian dish for two, Sambusta like Indian Samosa and fish. Warm welcome, delicious fresh food, good value. Would definitely return.

Thank Gshanley

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$16
African, Ethiopian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1942 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?