District of Columbia


The Washington, D.C., area – that is, the District and nearby communities in Maryland and Virginia – has the largest concentration of Ethiopian restaurants anywhere in the world outside of Ethiopia. Visit the pages for Maryland and Virginia for more listings in the area.

Lalibela, 1415 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20009, (202) 265-5700

Zenebech Restaurant, 2420 18th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001, (202) 667-4700

♦ Ambassador, 1907 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001, (202) 3208-1907

Kokeb, 3013 Georgia Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 450-6931

Hiwot, 5333 Georgia Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20011, (202) 722-2455
Video Visit

Awash, 2218 18th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20009, (202) 588-8181

Quara, 2406 18th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20009, (202) 847-3530

Ababa, 2106 18th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20009, (202) 853-9821
Video Visit

Bunna Café, 1400 L. St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005, (202) 827-4952

Dukem, 1114-1118 U St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001, (202) 667-8735
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Addis, 797 H St. NE, Washington, D.C. 20002, (301) 536-0178

Ethiopic Restaurant, 401 H St. NE, Washington, D.C. 20002, (202) 675-2066

Etété, 1942 9th St. NW , Washington, D.C. 20001, (202) 232-7600

Habesha Market & Carryout, 1919 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001, (202) 232-1919

Keren (Eritrean), 1780 Florida Ave., Washington, D.C. 20009, (202) 265-5764

Desta, 6128 Georgia Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20011, (202) 279-1326

Nile Restaurant & Market, 7815 Georgia Ave. NW , Washington, D.C. 20012, (202) 882-1130,
Video Visit

Piassa, 1336 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001, (202) 450-1642
Video Visit

Queen of Sheba, 1503 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001, (202) 323-7272

♦ Selam Restaurant, 1524 U St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20009, (202) 462-4758

Sidamo Coffee & Tea, 417 H St. NE, Washington, D.C. 20001, (202) 458-0081
Video Visit Part 1 Part 2

♦ Yegna/Asefu’s, 1920 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001, (202) 265-0578

Das, 1201 28 St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20007, (202) 333-4710
Video Visit

Twins Jazz, 1344 U St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20009, (202) 234-0072

Mignot, 4815 Georgia Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20011, (202) 791-0845

Munchie’s Bistro Cafe @ Noble Lounge, 1915 9th ST NW, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 560-8023

♦ Qategna Cafe, 1207 Tuckerman Street NW., Washington, DC 20011, (202) 450-4536

Chercher, 1334 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001, (202) 299-9703

Ethiopia Restaurant & Mart, 4630 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20010, (202) 291-5250

Letena, 3100 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20010, (202) 839-3026.
Video Visit

Ghion, 2010 9th St., Washington, DC 20001, (202) 681-2008

Fasika, 1924 9th St., Washington, DC 20001, (202) 750-8991

Askale Café, 3629 12th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20017, (202) 758-0077

Big Chair Coffee & Grill, 2122 MLK Blvd. SE, Washington, D.C. 20032, (202) 525-4287

Food Trucks

In the past few years, a number of Ethiopian food trucks have popped up in D.C. and Silver Spring (just north of the District). Their locations can change from day to day, but they have websites that tell you where to find them. Here’s a roundup.

Fasika, food cart, check website for locations, Washington, D.C.

Rebecca, food cart, locations vary, Washington, D.C.

Meski Healthy2Go, food cart, check website for locations, Washington, D.C.

Mesob on Wheels, food cart, check website for locations, Silver Spring, MD
Video Visit

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