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549 23rd Street, Arlington, VA 22202
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Ranked #7 of 683 Restaurants in Arlington
Cuisines: Ethiopian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Bishop, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had a great meal here. We sat outside. It was my wife and I and our two boys (ages 7 & 9). They had never had Ethiopian. We had a few times in the Bay area, but it had been quite awhile. We asked the waitress to help us order, and she guided us to get a beef dish,... More

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Pasadena, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This Ethiopian restaurant knows how to serve well! They were so courteous and helpful with our family of 6, with a baby and toddler! The serving style is a great half-way between traditional Ethiopian style (only eat with hands, all the dishes piled onto one big piece of Injera) and western style, which meant they served individual plates of injera... More

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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Believe the good reviews! This place was awesome, with great food, friendly service, and a nice atmosphere. Our group of three split two entrees: the meat lovers combo and the veggie combo. The menu items all have Ethiopian names, so we spent about 10 minutes just trying to decipher, but the combo options offered a great solution! The food came... More

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Olympia, WA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

If you've ever trolled around Crystal City, VA for a meal, you'll know that this little hotel city, literally across the street from Reagan DC Airport, is no food wonderland. BUT, Enjera is an Ethiopian food oasis in this relative desert of a "city". This Ethiopian place, quite different than most of the other Ethiopian places in DC, has a... More

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96 reviews 96 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I travel all over the country hunting down Ethiopian Restaurants because where I live in Florida, there are no "decent" Ethiopian restaurants. Decent unfortunately is not enough to entice me to travel 2 hours round trip... This restaurant, I would travel 2 hours round trip for... The food was excellent, I regret that I could not have sampled more than... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Nice choice on the restaurant row in Crystal City. Interesting food choices, well seasoned and presented. I will be back.

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Athens, Ohio
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104 reviews 104 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

The food was very good. We had ordered a beef dish and the beef wat, however they switched us to chicken without telling us because I guess they did not want us to have two beef dishes. Interestingly the single bottle of Tej (Ethiopian Honey Wine) cost more than our two combined dinners of $30, so the price was reasonable.... More

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Ashburn, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We like the enjera bread. Food tasted very good and the staff were very helpful in making selection. We loved the Ethiopian chicken dish well spiced and delicious.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We ordered a meat sampler, Enjera special, and a vegetarian sampler. My very picky 13 year old - who had never eaten Ethiopian food- really liked it. My scared 11 year old eater was able to find multiple items on the sampler plate that he liked. My wife, older daughter and I all loved it. The service was excellent. Best... More

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Wailuku, Hawaii
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73 reviews 73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My wife and I enjoy many different types of food. However, on Maui, that usually just means the typical Asian, Italian, Mexican.So we were very happy on a recent trip to the Washington DC/ Arlington area because of the great variety of foods we could get there. Our first meal on this trip was to Enjera and it was excellent.... More

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