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Dama Bakery

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1505 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204
703-920-5620
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing Ethiopian Restaurant

I really love this restaurant. It's cheaper than its DC counterpart and delicious food. It has a great bakery attached to it (the cakes made with Teff are quite tasty). It's a great restaurant with a low key vibe. You can even buy Injera from them. I will say this about the Injera, some folks will... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
M0untain_hiker10
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Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I really love this restaurant. It's cheaper than its DC counterpart and delicious food. It has a great bakery attached to it (the cakes made with Teff are quite tasty). It's a great restaurant with a low key vibe. You can even buy Injera from them. I will say this about the Injera, some folks will point out it doesn't... More 

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Centreville, Virginia, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Okay. There are numerous Ethipionian resturants in the Metro DC area, this one is way above the crowd. Great food, family friendly envirnoment, fantastic customer service. Check it out, it's worth the trip!

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Northern Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The service was wonderful and the food terrific. The veggie combo is a must to get a sense of the Ethiopian food if you are a novice. The meat dishes were just so, so--very dry and over cooked compared to what I am used to. The baklava and the napoleon deserts were better than expected. The white chocolate cake was... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Had a great meal with good service. I have had Etheopian food on a few other occasions, this is the real deal. Very nice desserts as well at the Bakery connected to this restaurant.

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I recommend this Ethiopian restaurant. I especially enjoyed the pastry and coffee. Additionally, their Ethiopian complete breakfast is phenomenal - simple, healthy, and original. In one dish you get to try 2-3 different Ethiopian varieties for breakfast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Though I live less than a mile away, I first heard about this place from an NPR. Located off Columbia Pike near the Pentagon, this little bakery feels like you've been transported into a whole other continent. A staple in the Ethiopian community, this bakery/cafe/restaurant/ethnic grocery is a local hangout that goes largely unnoticed. The pastries and coffee reflect Ethiopia's... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Don't let the terms "Bakery" or "Pastry" fool you. This tiny place has great Ethiopian food. Good selection of meat and vegetarian dishes, everything well seasoned. Some of the best Ethiopian I've eaten at reasonable prices. One of my new favorites!

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Tucson, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This was the closest walking distance restaurant to my hotel, it had been a long time since I had Ethiopian food. The bakery serves up wonderful pastries (pick anything, you will like it) and anything can be served up from the restaurant to go. If you can not decide, try the sampler. One order was more than enough for me.... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

This is a hole in the wall that was simply amazing. You can also buy the Ethiopian bread in the attached store. I am going to try some Ethiopian dishes tonight.

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Arlington, VA
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4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

Five star rating for desserts. This is a terrific hidden gem in Arlington, on Columbia Pike just down from the Air Force Memorial. The bakery is attached to the Ethiopian restaurant, but the variety and types of cakes and cookies are what you might expect from any very nice local pastry shop. We have had dessert here twice and each... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1505 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 703-920-5620

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Ethiopian
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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