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Zorba's Cafe

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

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Surprised Me - So good!

My husband picked this at random from a Google search so I was a little reluctant when we showed up at the front door. However, the service was extremely friendly and the food was amazing! We both had gyros which were tasty and filling. Pricing was reasonable for DC. We got some extra pita and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Brandi H
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

My husband picked this at random from a Google search so I was a little reluctant when we showed up at the front door. However, the service was extremely friendly and the food was amazing! We both had gyros which were tasty and filling. Pricing was reasonable for DC. We got some extra pita and hummus to go - the... More 

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Jackson, Mississippi
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Zorba's is a very good and very reasonable restaurant in DC. It has the usual assortment of mediterranean dishes. They are well-prepared and very fresh.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great Greek food in town! Lots of options with delicious flavors. It's especially nice whem the weather is warm and you get to sit outside.

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Madisonville, Louisiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

You order your food at the counter and pick it up when your number is called. But don't let the casual atmosphere fool you-- the food is great! Super fresh and full of flavor, and the gyros aren't dry. The pita bread is to die for! We got an order to go. The only disappointment was that they don't offer... More 

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Washington, DC
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245 reviews 245 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This is an old standby for local folks who live and work in the area. The place is not pretentious and you must order at the counter, then take your food to a table. There is outside seating in warmer weather that is almost always full, as well as two floors inside, though this is in a townhouse so not... More 

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Bologna, Italy
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81 reviews 81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

No doubt they have been in the business for 30 years: fresh, healthy food that really tastes like Greek. No service but still you can sit in and dine in. You pay for what you get, actually price is great for the quality. If I was living in dc it'd be one of my fav spots.

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Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

I've lived in the city 2 years, and I can say that this is without a doubt one of the best little gems in DC. The food is delicious (I always get the souvlaki, which is perfectly seasoned and juicy) and fairly cheap, especially for the amount of food they give you. The staff is always friendly and the atmosphere... More 

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Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States
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71 reviews 71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Great example of Greek food at its best, at an affordable price. We had the tabuleh, fried calamari and zadsiki to start, Delish My chicken kabobs very good the other dishes on the table looked great, I don’t eat red meat so did not try them but all the of people on our party mentioned everything was very good. This... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Zorba's is one of my go-to places in DC for lunch when out running errands. The staff is friendly and recognizes me when I come in and will comment if I haven't been for a while. The Gyros are always good and freshly made and the fire feta and pitas are a great combo with the sandwich. A must try... More 

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London
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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Zorba's is not a sophisticated upmarket place - you order your food at the counter, get given a number and wait for that to be called and then you go collect, but the food is really top-notch at a highly affordable price. Pick from the broad range of starters for a really good Greek meal.

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Restaurant Details

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: Greek, Mediterranean
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?