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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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Food and ambience

African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings

Menu

SALAD‎
lunch / dinner
served cold
timatim
fresh diced tomatoes, onions, garlic, jalapeno pepper, olive oil, lemon juice and spices
azifa
lentil salad seasoned with red onions, garlic, jalapeno peppers, olive oil, lemon juice, herbs and spices
butcha
chickpeas‎ pureed and chilled seasoned with red onions, garlic, jalapeno pepper, olive oil, lemon juice and spices
key sir
cooked beets and potato seasoned with vegetable oil, onions, and jalapeno pepper mixed with a special ingredient
ENTREE - POULTRY‎
lunch / dinner
doro key wot
two pieces of tender chicken legs simmered in spicy hot sauce. served with hard-boiled egg, (spicy)
doro aletcha wot
two pieces of tender chicken legs simmered in mild sauce. served with hard-boiled egg (mild)
ENTREE - LAMB‎
lunch / dinner
ethiopic signature tibs
tender boneless leg of lamb marinated and sauteed with red onions, garlic, jalapeno pepper, fresh tomato, rose- mary, herbs and spices served sizzling hot.
yebeg alethcha wot
tender pieces of lamb simmered in mild sauce (curry) seasoned with spices and fresh herbs. (mild)
BEEF‎
lunch / dinner
awaze tibs
cubed prime beef sauteed in berbere sauce onions, tomatos, and peppers. (spicy)
sega key wot
tender pieces of prime beef sauteed in butter, and simmered in hot berbere sauce seasoned with spices and herbs (spicy)
minchet abish aletcha wot
finely chopped prime beef sauteed in butter, and simmered in mild sauce seasoned with spices and herbs. (mild)
ethiopic signature kitfo
beef tartar seasoned with herbed butter sauce and spices served with cottage cheese and greens. can be served cooked or raw.
VEGETARIAN ENTREE‎
lunch / dinner
gomen
fresh collard green simmered in mild sauce seasoned with spice and herbs (mild)
miser wot
split lentils simmered in spicy hot berbere sauce. (spicy)
kik aletcha
yellow split peas simmered in a mild and flavorful onion and herb sauce (mild)
fosolia
caramelized green beans, onions, and carrots and mixed with jalapeno peppers.
tikile gomen
cabbage and potatoes simmered in mild sauce (mild)
dinich wot
curried potato simmered with red onions, garlic, jalapeno peppers, olive oil, fresh herbs and spices (mild)
shimbra asa wot
spicy chickpeas dumpling seasoned with red onions, garlic, red pepper, olive oil, and spices spicy)
ethiopic signature shiro
pureed‎ split peas cooked with red onions and garlic
all vegetarian entrees prepared vegan style
FISH‎
asa tibs
fried croaker fish marinated with fresh herbs and spices and served with lemon.
SAMPLER‎
lunch / dinner
vegetarian sampler
a sample of our 4 vegetarian dishes: gomen, miser wot, kik aletcha, dinich wot
can be served with fried croaker fish
vegetarian sampler
a sample of our 7 vegetarian dishes: gomen, miser wot, fosolia, tikile gomen, kik aletcha, dinich wot, shimbra asa wot.
can be served with fried croaker fish
beef and chicken wot sampler
a sample of minchet abish key wot, minchet abish aletcha wot, doro key wot, doro aletcha wot
About
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.
PRICE RANGE
$29 - $31
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
African, Ethiopian
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Takeout
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Reviewed January 14, 2020

This place is awesome, especially if you have never tried Ethiopian food before. The staff is extremely helpful and patient, and willing to explain dishes to you. I also have severe food allergies, and their team (and even chef) was very helpful in mitigating any...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 21, 2019 via mobile

Spicy food with a variety of vegetarian and carnivorous fare. The dishes often have generous additions of jalapeño, garlic and other spices; not for those who don’t like spicy food. But if you do, there are many flavorful options here. I recommend the sampler platter...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 15, 2019 via mobile

Tasty food in a restaurant with great ambiance. I took my parents who are adventurous eaters but never had Ethiopian and they loved it.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 28, 2019

I normally find Ethiopian cuisine a bit off-putting: something about both the taste and texture of the injera which serves as the base of so many dishes just makes me queasy. But at Ethiopic, they seem to have solved this problem: once the injera has...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed August 24, 2019

It is difficult to give a honest appreciation for this restaurant. Service was good, dishes were well displayed, restaurant is clean ... But, the food was extremely spicy and it was difficult to differentiate the different dishes in the platter. I can not state that...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 20, 2019

I visited Washington DC this weekend and sort out this particular restaurant. We were told by the Uber driver that the food was delicious, even stating that the family who owns the restaurant eats there! It was indeed an experience. We had the vegetable platter...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed August 8, 2019 via mobile

We went as a family of five, one aged 9 and two aged 6. We try to have a new experience at each trip we take and I’m so thankful we tried this restaurant! The staff was wonderful, I had mistakenly reserved for two instead...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed July 19, 2019 via mobile

An extremely popular Ethiopian restaurant on H Street in Washington DC. We were fortunate to get a table, so reservations highly recommended. The servings are large so bring a big appetite. There are: lamb, beef, chicken and vegetarian options. The food was absolutely delicious and...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 27, 2019

You will recall, gentle reader, that I am an unsophisticated rube from Southwest Virginia. I rarely venture beyond standard fare, but I was delighted to try this "exotic" restaurant in the nation's capital. The restaurant is elegant without being stuffy, and the artwork is interesting....More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 13, 2019 via mobile

Cosy restaurant and obviously very popular. The food was great and quantities substantial. Would suggest reserving table to be sure you get a space.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Yusuf M
January 25, 2019|
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There is limited street parking but union station is a block away and there is ample parking in the garage.
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I do not know, but prices reasonable. Entrees about $12 as I recall.
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