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“Wow! Fantastic - We were Delighted!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ethiopic Restaurant

Ethiopic Restaurant
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Ranked #407 of 3,189 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$29 - US$31
Cuisines: African, Ethiopian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Ethiopic Restaurant focuses on Ethiopian cuisine and culture. Traditional Ethiopian ingredients are introduced to evoke the true taste of Ethiopia. Ethiopic’s authentic Ethiopian food menu will feature vegetarian, meat, poultry, and fish. Ethiopic Restaurant is proud to be the first Ethiopian Restaurant on the H Street Corridor and intends to cater to a wide customer base. We want everyone to feel welcome and entertained.
charleston
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Wow! Fantastic - We were Delighted!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

Do you love a food adventure. This gem of an Ethiopian restaurant is located in a redeveloping area, but very safe. Restaurant was lovely, servers patient and helpful. Reservations are a must! Beautifully prepared dishes. Order several and share. Be prepared to eat with your hands. This is an experience you won't forget.

Visited April 2014
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1 Thank Marty J
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2014

I Loved this place, would definitely go back. Good authentic Ethiopian taste! I have found Ethiopian food just as good or better for less in the DC area. The atmosphere is nice as well

Visited February 2014
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Thank Nevetsdav
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New York City, New York
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“my first ethiopian experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2014

I went for dinner with a few friends on a Saturday. The place was busy and the earliest reservation was at 8:30pm. This was my first Ethiopian food experience and I was really excited. It was interesting to eat in a different way. It's family style where everyone eats from a large plate in the middle of the table.

Besides the value of the experience, I didn't actually like the food all that much. I had a chicken curry which came with 2 chicken legs and 2 eggs in the sauce. The dishes are served with traditional Ethiopian bread which is light and served cold. I didn't enjoy the bread and although the chicken was good, it was nothing exceptional.

Since this was my first Ethiopian meal, I really have nothing to compare it to. The service here was great. Our waitress was attentive and helpful.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Farhana C
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Fargo, North Dakota
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373 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Friendly Staff and Delicious Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

Three of us had the vegetarian combo and the meat combo injera dishes and both were delicious. The items were fresh, nicely presented, and tasty. The staff was very helpful and friendly and the décor is pleasantly modern and more upscale than other Ethiopian restaurants where I have eaten. We walked from the Grand Hyatt which is only about 1.5 miles and also on H Street, but we lost H Street on the way there and wandered an additional 1/2 mile or so. It was a very cold night (for DC), but the wonderful food made the trip worthwhile!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Larry P
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maryland
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“The best in dc!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014 via mobile

There are many great ethiopian restaurants in dc but this is the best by far. The food is always fresh and delicious. The service is helpful and friendly. It's fantastic.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank easternsho
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