We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Zorba's Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1612 20th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1290
+1 202-387-8555
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

331 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 297: English reviews
Level Contributor
148 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The atmosphere was quite pleasant, with dining downstairs and upstairs. The staff was very polite and helpful. The food was quite tasty. We had the gyro plate which also came with a salad and fries.

Thank janetjordan
Florence, Italy
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ideal place or those who like Greek, cuisine. If you haven't tried Greek cuisine yet, you should start by visiting THIS place. It has a lovely white and blue painted walls, decorated with old framed photos of Greece. I recommend booking a table because it is always crowded (yes, they're THAT good!) As far as the food is concerned, I... More 

Thank CinziaBelpaese
Washington, D.C.
Level Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have lived in DC for 30 years and always walked by Zorba's, but had dinner there last night and immediately this is one of my favorites. Prices are great and service is fast. Happy Hour (4-7) offers $3 generous glasses of Greek wine and $3 Greek nibbles, and the menu for a full meal is diverse. Plus Sol the... More 

Thank nogilvie
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped in after a day of exploring. The staff was friendly, the setting ( order at the counter then pick up your meal when they buzz you) warm and relaxing, and the gyro and dolmas delish.

Thank Curry_cab
Charleston, WV
Level Contributor
63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not familiar with the Dupont Circle area, my husband and I set out from our hotel in search of dinner. There were many options but Zorba's caught our attention. Smallish, wth counter service, we weren't sure but went ahead and ordered. So glad we did! The combo and shishkabob plates were fresh, tasty, and reasonably priced.

Thank WVfanCharleston_WV
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Level Contributor
106 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good value happy hour wine. Great hummus and tzatzkiki. Easy to substitute veggies for pita. Friendly service and great outdoor seating.

Thank Kirsten W
Midland, Michigan
Level Contributor
116 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lunch at Zorba's was a quick Gyro. Very tasty, economically priced and fast service. It is a small place, order at the counter style. Ample indoor and small patio seating area. Will definitely go again for lunch if I am in area. Not fine dining but very good for what it attempts to be.

Thank Mark J
Level Contributor
46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food was great. It was hard to get a table for 3 people, unless you wanted to sit outside. The staff was friendly and helpful.

Thank nygeddiec
Nashville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
112 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

If you like Greek food, this is the place to go. At first I was disappointed that it was a counter service. However, despite being very busy, the ordering process and wait time was not bad at all. I went and found a table, while my husband ordered the food. We soon had amazing, fresh Falafels and Gyros platters in... More 

Thank RoseZ1963
London, Canada
Level Contributor
203 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2017 via mobile

A convenient lunch location with a casual atmosphere. No table service but Meals were authentic and reasonable portions for the price. The meal however was average and not overly memorable. Less than anticipated for a Mediterranean restaurant where flavour is the usual priority.

Thank Dean T

Travelers who viewed Zorba's Cafe also viewed

Washington DC, DC
Washington DC, DC

Been to Zorba's Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $12
Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1612 20th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1290
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-387-8555

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Zorba's Cafe and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Zorba's Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?