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Chercher Ethiopian Restaurant & Mart

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1334 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4251
+1 202-299-9703
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“tibs” (12 reviews)
“injera” (10 reviews)
“beef” (13 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1334 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4251
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Having spent time in Ethiopia, I found this to be an authentic Ethiopia resto. Had the raw beef kitfo "lablab" style, meaning warmed but not cooked, with lots of spices. Its pretty small but obviously popular and crowded. They have full bar.

Thank ditchnapper
Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

Delicious meal, incredible flavours, good sized serve, able to try many varied portions shared between 3 of us (with spaghetti for the non-adventurous tween), warm and friendly service, traditional meal. Great meal. $90 for a good feed for 4 and a couple of wines.

Thank emilyd1968
Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

The place was packed at 4pm on a Thursday. I had the Vegetarian Special which was excellent. I have eaten at Ethiopian restaurants around the globe, and this was one of the best.

Thank Gayle G
Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

I tried many Ethiopian restaurants in DC over the span of few years but this tiny place is my favourite. Food is fresh, well prepared and very tasty. One would think she or he is in Ethiopia. I encourage owner to expand business as their...More

Thank Marin T
Reviewed February 28, 2018

Gentrification has changed a bit of the Ethiopian cuisine in DC. But Chercher still have all the taste of DC's Ethiopian dishes, especially those raw meats. Apologies for viewers, the arrays of raw meat dishes are what I am looking for whenever I visit an...More

Thank p l
Reviewed February 17, 2018

Went here the other night for a first date. First time trying Ethiopian food, and I wasn't disappointed! We got the lentil sambossas for an appetizer, and they were very tasty (it's interesting that they use filo on the outside). I ordered the honey wine...More

Thank CPP_1234
Reviewed February 7, 2018

I met a friend at this restaurant and was grateful she got there early since the place is small and fills up fast. Sit up stairs for a better atmosphere. Downstairs is even louder, but you can look into the kitchen. The food is good...More

Thank jss697
Reviewed December 4, 2017

Went with a few friends and was disappointed overall. Service: dog slow, yet friendly. Shoved into a small table at the restaurant front. Food: 1 of our party has celiac and the other is gluten intolerant. We asked the waitress for gluten free injera (shouldn't...More

Thank Jenna P
Reviewed December 4, 2017

I went on a Monday night and the place was crowded. I was told to sit at the bar as all tables were occupied. By the time my main dish arrived, there were three empty tables. I could have been seated at one of them,...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed November 7, 2017

You order for the table and it comes out on one large tray. Good food. It was a nice experience and would go back.

Thank M S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1334 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-4251
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-299-9703
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