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549 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202-2517
+1 703-271-6040
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good39%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“veggie combo” (10 reviews)
“injera” (11 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
549 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202-2517
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ethiopian food a little too spicy for my taste. I had shrimp. My bride had chicken. The others had beef.

Thank NittanyLion70
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

best Ethiopian food if your vagie try it its so good service are good i highly recommendedalso they have there own privite parking

Thank Issa H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't worry about this being Ethiopian food or that you can eat with your hands -- just go! The food was wonderful, service good, and in a great part of DC. We started with the sambusa which was crispy on the outside and warm and...More

Thank CreeksideHarmony
Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is indeed the best spot for Ethiopian cuisine in the Washington, DC area. The food was delicious and fresh. I highly recommend the enjera special and the chicken spris. The enjera special melts in your mouth.

Thank jmccoylee
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

First time eating Ethiopian food and I loved it. Went with a group of folks so also got to sample a variety of dishes. I got the special which was a marinated beef with tomato, onion, jalapeños. Really good. The table reported loving their shrimp...More

Thank Jamfam18
Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

So happy to have discovered this little restaurant just off the beaten path from the busy Crystal City business district. It is always a treat to find a place that accommodates vegetarians AND satisfies meat eaters preferences without compromise. The food is amazing- the injera...More

Thank Dawn S
Reviewed November 26, 2017

My husband picked me up at National Airport (DCA), and I was starving. We decided to drive up "Restaurant Row" and see if anything looked appealing. We used to go to Ethiopian restaurants when we first moved up to the DC area in the early...More

Thank TNixon2014
Reviewed November 1, 2017

I am vegan, so Ethiopian food is generally a good option for me. The people here are very nice and provide good, unobtrusive service. I have a minor complaint about the wine because the options are very limited, but I came for the food not...More

Thank Knith
Reviewed October 31, 2017 via mobile

Great meal while in DC for a conference. Meat combo and veggie combo to share.... really good. Just the two of us, it’d be great with more people - more things to try!

Thank ptle1975
Reviewed October 25, 2017

Went here for dinner with my boyfriend while attending a work conference. We were excited to get glasses of honey wine. Sat at a table outside and it was a super nice night - warm but not muggy. We ordered the Meat Lovers Combo for...More

Thank Lori-Ellen S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 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 - 2:00 AM
9:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 549 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202-2517
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-271-6040
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