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Ethiopic Restaurant

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401 H St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4677
202-675-2066
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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London
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Service was friendly. The Ethiopia. Beer cold. We enjoyed this meal - we had the vegetarian and meat tasters served on a large injera bread which I hadn't realised was cold. First time eating Ethiopian and I thought the spicier vegetable and meats were really quite good whilst the blander ones not so good. I was also surprised at the... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Two family members had been to this restaurant and liked it so much they insisted we go when I got to town. I get it. It was so good. The 3 of us ordered the Vegetarian Sampler and the Beef Tibs. Everything was delicious, we had more than enough food, drinks, excellent service for under $100 w/o tip. Go!

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Thank J F
United States
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159 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've eaten here before and had good memories. Not so much this time. The wait staff was awkward and we wondered what we had done to offend them! The food was bland, tasteless. We all got a mix of vegetarian and meat. It's the first time I've left an Ethiopian restaurant hungry! My lamb was the most boring food ever.... More 

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Pineville, West Virginia
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98 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was extremely slow, which is unusual for what appeared to be a "family" run and operated restaurant. They appeared not to take much pride in their establishment. The chief's idea of cuisine seemed to be a whole lot of hot sauce and vinegar. On top of that the restrooms were not particularly clean and it was a little... More 

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Thank K L
Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Try the combination vegetarian and meat platters, they are great. Wine with honey was good as well. Very good service.

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Thank Carla m
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

This place is great! They are very gluten friendly! Definitely recommend. Not a big restaurant so watch the busy times for seating.

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Thank Brian W
Washington Dc
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Title says it all. Great fresh ingredients. Well-spiced but not too heavily. Great portions. Good Ethiopian beer. Open air and a nice environment. Good prices. We usually get the veggie sampler with a side of a meat like Doro Wat ... perfect for two.

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Thank Paul_Katy
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Love the spicy beet. This is upscale Ethiopan on H Street corridor. Really wonderful tibs awaze + honey wine.

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Thank Townie77
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

So far I've tried several Ethiopian restaurants in DC, Ethiopic is an upper scale version. Food was good, but not the best. We ordered lamb, beef awase tibes and the vegetarian sample to share with friends. Service was slow. And they charged us for each coffee without telling us there was no refill.

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Thank HelenaGuerra
Jerome, Arizona
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Beautiful venue on eclectic H St. Love the experience of eating each bite with fingers. Everything tasted so uniquely wonderful and service was very good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$29 - $31
Cuisine
African, Ethiopian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 H St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4677
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: 202-675-2066
Description
Ethiopic Restaurant focuses on Ethiopian cuisine and culture. Traditional Ethiopian ingredients are introduced to evoke the true taste of Ethiopia. Ethiopic’s authentic Ethiopian food menu will feature vegetarian, meat, poultry, and fish. Ethiopic Restaurant is proud to be the first Ethiopian Restaurant on the H Street Corridor and intends to cater to a wide customer base. We want everyone to feel welcome and entertained.

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