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“Excellent & Great Ambiance” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Enjera

Enjera
549 23rd Street, Arlington, VA 22202
703-2716040
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Ranked #11 of 655 Restaurants in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: African, Ethiopian
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Sarasota, Florida
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Excellent & Great Ambiance”
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 2 dishes, but seeing as they were my favorite, I was content. This is definitely top 25% of perhaps 2 dozen that I have sampled around the Country...

I do have to admit that the ambiance of the interior of this location was the best of all that I have visited. It was very warm and more upscale... Full liquor bar!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Philadelphia
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Enjoyable and interesting dining experience”
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.

Visited July 2014
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Athens, Ohio
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142 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Good Food, Little Warm Inside”
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. The only problem is that during the summer, the restaurant was quite hot inside so we had to move our seats close to the window on the upper patio to stay cool.

Having been to Ethiopia, I can attest that the food is quite good and authentic.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ashburn, Virginia
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81 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Enjoyed the fiid”
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.

Visited May 2014
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Boise
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“Excellent samplers and a pleasure for all”
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 meal we had on our trip. We would gladly eat here on every visit to town.

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