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549 23rd Street, Arlington, VA 22202
703-2716040
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Amherst, New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My experience at Enjera was the least satisfying Ethiopian meal I've ever had. After placing my order for the meat sampler, the plate took exactly 45 minutes to arrive (without any contact from the otherwise friendly staff), was mostly cold, consisted of five dishes that each possessed a single taste, and ultimately cost twice as much as any comparable restaurant.... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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108 reviews 108 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Set along a street chock full of restaurants, in the Crystal City area of Arlington VA and just a few blocks from many major hotels, this cozy restaurant serves wonderful Ethiopian food. I shared the vegetarian combo for two with a friend, which included about six different dishes served atop a huge round enjera... if've you've not had Ethiopian food,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I've dined at most of the Ethiopian Restaurants in the DMV area and I must say this is ranking at the top for me. The restaurant is small and cozy. I found the waitstaff to be very nice, but a little slow at times. I overlooked this because they were bust during the time I visited. I ordered the meat... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We introduced our 11 year old to Ethiopian food at Enjera. We loved the family style dinner and really enjoyed the attention we received from the staff. We ordered the combination of the vegeratatian and meat lovers platters. Loved the location and recommend that the owners recover the red mutiple people seats. They show wear.

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Arlington, Virginia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you like Eritrean/Ethiopian food, you should be happy with the experience at Enjera. For a new taste experience, it is easy for the uninitiated to take a delicious epicurean plunge. The menu leads you through and the pleasant wait staff are more than happy to guide you. Order it family style - it is convivial and you get to... More 

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SF Bay Area
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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We were visiting the area, and Enjera was close to the Arlington/Crystal City hotel district. It was one of the best Ethiopian restaurants I've been to: dishes were a little sweeter than the ones I've had in California, but the kitfo (on the raw end of rare) and the lentils were very tasty. Teff injera is available as well as... More 

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Came into DC and had dinner with some friends. Wanted to try something different and unique - Enjera fit the bill. We got three different entrees and shared them on a one big platter. The wait staff helped us select a nice assortment, since none of use were experts at Ethiopian. The food (an assortment of chicken and beef with... More 

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Massachusetts
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188 reviews 188 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

23 rd St just off of Jefferson Davis Hwy, has a large group of small ethnic places. We went for lunch and the menu was short: about ten appetizers and a dozen entrees. Service was very good and food was good to very good, all served with rolls of Ethiopian spongy teff bread. You can share a common meal or... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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181 reviews 181 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I had never tried Ethiopian food before so, we went into Enjera not knowing what to expect. The restaurant is super cute and has charm to it. The staff was really friendly and had some great suggestions for me. I had the raw meat dish with the traditional Ethiopian "bread" and some vegetables. The bread is more like a sour... More 

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Tampa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Outstanding service. Had two types of Tibs....highly recommend both, especially the Derek Tibsi. If you aren't normally daring and open to trying new foods...be daring. Tibs are the way to go when eating Ethiopian -- I guarantee you'll like them if you like steak, and you won't find any better than here.

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Address: 549 23rd Street, Arlington, VA 22202
Phone Number: 703-2716040
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisine: Ethiopian

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