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Zorba's Cafe

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1612 20th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1290
202-387-8555
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch

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  • 25
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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In a hurry? Quick and tasty Mediterranean menu. Try the Chicken Souvlaki Pita for a light meal. Full plates also available at reasonable prices.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Ken N
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Recent reviews love this place. I found it mediocre. Portions sizes are large. The food was just average. Meat was dry and fries too salty. I was disappointed I choose this place for lunch when there is so much else about.

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Akron, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We chose this restaurant based on reviews by others, and it was worth the journey on the metro. I had the moussaka and salad, and my kids had pizza. Yum to both. You order the food at the counter and carry the food to your table. The coffee was fresh, and the pizza crust was perfect. The moussaka was delicious.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

In a hurry? Quick and tasty Mediterranean menu. Try the Chicken Souvlaki Pita for a light meal. Full plates also available at reasonable prices.

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Blacksburg, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I love this little restaurant in DuPont circle. They have great chicken on a skewer with delcious spices--great lamb, stuff grape leaves, etc. It's very casual and inexpensive, compared to many of the D.C. eats.

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Memphis, Tennessee
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Excellent late lunch. Nice service and food was excellent! Yero with beef/lamb was awesome! Quaint inside with upstairs. Mostly self serve which was good by us.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

When we travel we always prepare for several quality cheap eat locations. It was a short walk from our hotel, The Mayflower, in the Dupont Circle area (an awful lot of good spots to choose from). This is a no frills place - you come in, order, pick your seats (inside or outside) and wait for the food to be... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A clean, speedy restaurant, friendly staff with well priced food. I had the Moussaka, made more in the Turkish style rather than the Greek, I was a bit disappointed as it was very light on Eggplant and the Béchamel sauce was set, thin and a bit on the rubbery side. The fresh crisp side salad and the dessert though made... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I love greek food . Good, clean place !! We will be back .we didn't have to wait long for food . Service prompt and prices aren't too high .

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McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This little restaurant at Dupont Circle is semi-fast food; you order at the counter and pick up your order. The food is well prepared and tasty. I enjoyed the pastitsio and salad while others had the char-grilled chicken kabob. You will not leave hungry.

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North Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Well, at Zorba's Café, they insist that "PITTA" is the correct spelling, and based on how good their Greek Cuisine tastes, I'm inclined to believe them. Zorba's Café is located a 30 second walk north from Dupont Circle on the west side of Connecticut Avenue. I know the address says 2th Street NW, but if you come out of the... More 

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Additional Information about Zorba's Cafe

Address: 1612 20th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1290
Phone Number: 202-387-8555
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 12
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1612 20th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1290
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: 202-387-8555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 12
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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