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Ethiopic Restaurant

401 H St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4677
+1 202-675-2066
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
401 H St NE, Washington DC, DC 20002-4677
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed my meal here. I had the chicken and beef sampler so I could try different dishes and had plenty to eat.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Robert D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was okay. I ordered the meat platter and my husband ordered the vegetable platter. It was too much food for the both of us. Luckily we hadn’t eaten all day. The service was poor. Staff rarely came by and we had to ask...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ugochieo
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Ethiopic is an unimpressively plain restaurant at H and 4th, NE. Given the prices at Ethiopic they clearly aspire to be high end. I had a vegetarian sampler with • gomen, fresh collard greens; • miser wot, split lentils simmered in spicy sauce; • fosolia,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank BeatleFanFCB
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

We've gone here a dozen times now, and it is always excellent. Recently we decided to go back to one of the other Ethiopian restaurants, just to see. We kept comparing it to ethiopic and it fell short. This is still the best in dc!!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank easternsho
Reviewed July 22, 2018

I was in DC for a work trip this past week and my husband found this little gem. We got there right before it closed, and they kindly accommodated us. We'll definitely be coming back to try out more of their dishes! If you love...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Explorer_Trish
Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

This was very good Ethiopian food. Service was good with a great ambiance. We did the vegetarian sampler with a meat entree. It was enough food for the two of us. My only complaint would be that there wasn’t a mixed vegetarian and meat sampler....More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank tiffster05
Reviewed June 26, 2018

We sat at the bar and took our server/bartenders recommendations. What a wonderful meal. We had some great brews - I liked the Cusquena - and tried the honey wine. the Lamb, the Fish, and the Ethiopian sampler were incredible. Flavors jumping right off the...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Cinghiale-13624
Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

Wow. How have we never eaten Ethiopian food before ?! And apparently upon posting our enjoyment for this place a few friends said it’s the best they have ever had! We ordered the meat lunch sampler platter and it did not disappoint. So much flavor....More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Chris_and_Krissy
Reviewed May 26, 2018

I've tried quite a few Ethiopian places in D.C., as it is my favorite cuisine in D.C. I don't live there anymore but every time I go back, I have to go to Ethiopic. My friends took me to this restaurant years ago and now...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank Nicole_eats
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

I have been here a couple of times and the food has been super each time. There is something for everyone here and the staff is really good about recommending dishes and drinks. 3 of us shared one of the sampler platters last time with...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank nicoleswinecations
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July 23, 2016|
Response from TravelbeeSantaFe_NM | Reviewed this property |
I do not know, but prices reasonable. Entrees about $12 as I recall.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$29 - $31
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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: +1 202-675-2066
  • E-mail
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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