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Mama Ayesha Restaurant

1967 Calvert St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1501
+1 202-232-5431
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1967 Calvert St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1501
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was intrigued by this restaurant every time I walked by and saw the huge presidential mural on the wall. Inside the menu and vestibule tell an equally intriguing story of Mama Ayesha who must have been an incredibly talented, bright woman to have accomplished...More

Thank creativecrew
Reviewed September 3, 2018

Quiet, efficient service. Wide variety of choices on the menu. Food was well prepared, appropriately spicy. Pleasant atmosphere. Be sure and see the mural on the outside wall.

Thank Jim R
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

The food and service are excellent. If you are looking for an authentic middle eastern restaurant, look no further. We had an array of appetizers for the table. Everything was delicious. I had lamb chops. Very tender and made to perfection. My son had the...More

Thank Jennings C
Reviewed July 21, 2018

I would highly recommend Mama Ayesha. Every course was really good. For the size of the restaurant, the wine menu had plenty of low and medium end options for a person on a budget (like myself). The prices were fair for the portions and being...More

Thank Christopher S
Reviewed July 1, 2018 via mobile

We were told that food is not spicy but children were not be able to eat because it was spicy. When I ask why it was spicy, manager told me it was not spicy it only black pepper. I took all food with with me....More

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MainManager1, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ayesha Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. As you can imagine, we are very upset to learn of your recent visit at Mama Ayesha’s. We strive to only serve quality meals and experiences for all guests, and it sounds like...More

Reviewed June 20, 2018

Went here with a colleague for dinner and it's a nice restaurant in a quiet edge of Adams Morgan. The restaurant is Palestinian and has similar dishes to other Middle Eastern dishes with some local flair. We were seated immediately and had to wait for...More

Thank KidLove
Reviewed June 8, 2018

We had an amazing meal at Mama Ayesha's! Their hummus and pita are delicious. We split an order, and a tabouleh salad, too, which was fresh and wonderful. For our entrees, we had roasted lamb shank and stuffed zucchini. The lamb was melt-in-your-mouth tender and...More

Thank KrisAnonymous
Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

Excellent food with even better service. I must say Moe, one of the managers, was really nice. His shirt was nice. I will definitely be coming back. Highly recommend the kabobs.

Thank William N
Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

We three vegetarians had an early dinner with a selection of small plates. Portions were reasonable and the food was good. Once it started, service was friendly and fast.

Thank robertp845
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

I must say the food was really good. However the service was poor. My drink came out after appetizers were finished. The entrees took a long time to come out - they came out after the people next to us, who sat down after we...More

Thank mark k
MainManager1, Manager at Mama Ayesha Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2018

Hello Mark. While we are glad you were a fan of our food, we are sorry to hear you did not feel the same regarding the service. Making our guests feel welcome and well cared for is our highest priority, and I am disappointed that...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$18 - $18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1967 Calvert St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1501
    (Biltmore St)
  • Public Transportation: A few minutes walking distance from the Woodley Park/Adams Morgan/ Zoo Metro Station
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Adams Morgan
  • Neighborhood: Adams Morgan
  • Phone Number: +1 202-232-5431
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