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Dukem Ethiopian Market

1114 U St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4441
+1 202-667-8735
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good49%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1114 U St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4441
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Reviewed May 14, 2015

We were happy to be able to sit outdoors on a nice night; the waitress was very helpful and we didn't have to wait long. She then pushed us to order more food than we needed to order. The food was tasty, but not any...More

Thank ariadna007
Reviewed May 9, 2015

The food was good. Not as authentic as I would have liked but it was suited for the area that it was in. To say the service was horrible would be a kind assessment. The waitress either couldn't or wouldn't listen to our order. We...More

Thank archerg518
Reviewed April 17, 2015

We chose this Zagat-Rated Restaurant because we did not feel like driving in DC, and this place was only one block away from the U Street Subway Station (13th Street Exit). We had made reservations for a party of 5, but did not need them...More

1  Thank TheExplorerFamily
Reviewed March 29, 2015

We ordered a vegetarian plate that is served with a bread called injera and your meal is also served on it as well. We had 2 different lentils and cabbage and another salad. To eat it you break off pieces of the injera with your...More

Thank Travlssometimes
Reviewed March 24, 2015

In Mar. 2015, this was the 2nd time I visited this restaurant - the previous visit was again in March, 2012. The food here is very good. However, the seating arrangement is something that the management should take care of. We had reserved a table...More

Thank John S
Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

We did not have reservation but it took us just10 minutes to get a table on Saturday night! Food was light on stomach. Very delicious! Reasonably priced. Injera is a must try. Its the Ethopian flat bread. Doro Wat is the chicken stew, could be...More

Thank monamukherji
Reviewed February 25, 2015

I've eaten at several Ethiopian restaurants in the DC and other areas, and I prefer Dukem on U Street in N.W., Washington, DC. I'm Vegan so the vegetable plate that I choose has no animal products (I was told by clerk). I almost always order...More

2  Thank mjbartwork
Reviewed February 3, 2015

My first time eating Ethiopian food, so I can't comment on its authenticity. But the flavors were intense and diverse. My husband and I met a group of friends at the restaurant for dinner on a Friday night. The place was crowded but we got...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed January 29, 2015

We were so excited to try this restaurant at people's suggestions and were so very disappointed. The only good dishes were a chicken stew and lentil dish. The food looked old, as if it were sitting in a pot all day. The service staff paid...More

Thank nange25
Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I took our 1st trip to D.C. and it was also our 1st time having Ethiopian food. Our food was phenomenal! I would've given a rating of 5 stars but the service was a little lacking. The cost was reasonable.

Thank Fredria B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
11:00 AM - 3:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1114 U St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4441
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > U Street Corridor
  • Neighborhood: U Street Corridor
  • Phone Number: +1 202-667-8735
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This is an Ethiopian Restaurant serving an ethnic food in the Washington DC area.
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