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Addis Ababa

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8233 Fenton St, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4503
+1 301-589-1400
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“injera” (6 reviews)
“tibs” (3 reviews)
“bread” (4 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian
$$ - $$$
8233 Fenton St, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4503
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Reviewed March 26, 2017 via mobile

Parking can be a bear - read the signs closely and do not park in either lot on the sides of the building. We take street parking. The restaurant is small and you will need reservations for parties larger than 4. The food was tasty...More

Thank JNetteDC
Reviewed October 30, 2016

We went for dinner. You eat with your hands at a high or low table. The food and service was good. Looks like a place locals eat.

Thank jsMT1994
Reviewed August 31, 2016

Great service, good food and we would recommend the restaurant for residents and visitors alike. Priced a little high.

Thank rdgcans
Reviewed July 13, 2016

This place is nice, but there are many better Ethiopian restaurants in Silver Spring and there are certainly ones that are cheaper, given you more food, or whose food is generally better. This place has some delicious Ethiopian honeywine though!

Thank Vanessa L
Reviewed February 17, 2016

Excellent value lunch menu with traditional Ethiopian dishes and some non-traditional quasi-Ethiopian sandwiches. Dinner menu, on the other hand, seemed somewhat overpriced.

Thank dc_babs
Reviewed January 28, 2016

We come here often (usually with a $11 for $20 Groupon). It's a nice atmosphere with traditional decorations and decorative furniture. The food comes fast and is pretty good. The portions are nice sized although I usually manage to eat up all the injera (ethiopian...More

1  Thank BoatsBootsBalloons
Reviewed January 17, 2016

Not sure what the other complaints about the service experienced, but we went on a busy Saturday night with two small children and the service was very attentive--food was excellent, on par with some of the better Ethiopian in the area. It felt fresher and...More

Thank Crystal T
Reviewed January 1, 2016

We've been to this restaurant a number of times, and the food is always great - one of the best in the area. The service, less so. The last two times we've been there the service has been glacial. The server is friendly enough, just...More

Thank MinervaZee
Reviewed December 15, 2015

East African food can be a challenge for the American palate lacking asbestos covering or a fire extinguisher. Addis Ababa does a great job of serving authentic Ethiopian cuisine without offending the ex-pats who frequent the place. There's no question that if you see folks...More

Thank the-watcher-observes
Reviewed December 14, 2015

My husband and I recently visited Addis Ababa on our weekend trip. The way that you serve yourself here is different. They serve big flat bread on a tray with different types of stews on it. plus your own personal supply of flat breads that...More

Thank FrancisCB
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8233 Fenton St, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4503
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Montgomery County  >  Silver Spring
  • Phone Number: +1 301-589-1400
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