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African, Ethiopian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed October 13, 2020 via mobile

We had the beef and lamb combo, medium spicy. Everything was delicious. The smells of the richly spiced dishes were intoxicating! The injera was perfect for scooping up the dishes. My favorite were the mild yellow one and the spicy lamb. The beef and lamb...were equally succulent and tasty. The combo was more than enough for two. The leftovers were even better the next day, cold wrapped in the injera that had soaked up all the juices. The service was friendly and the price was fair. Can’t wait to return!More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed January 7, 2020 via mobile

Disappointed. The bread served to eat the meal was cold and had a slimy texture and was gray in color, making it very unappetizing.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed January 6, 2020

We live in Vienna VA and have been going in to DC for our Ethiopian food fix. Now that we have discovered Enatye in Herndon, there is no need to fight the traffic and parking in DC! The restaurant is in a little strip mall...and does not look very inviting from the outside but the food the the service is top notch. The proprietor and his brother run the place and they are friendly and attentive. Being vegetarians, we pretty much always eat the veggie platter and it is excellent. The food arrives very quickly and there is not much in terms of beverages or appetizers so one could be in an out in less than an hour.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 14, 2019 via mobile

Exactly what you expect if you are looking for Ethiopian food. You are received with a smile and they explain everything you need to know before ordering....and the food s excellent. Parking was easy, the price was right and the place is simple but very...organized and clean.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 9, 2019

My friend invited me to this place and told me it's a best kept secret. We arrived a bit early at about 5.30 and by 7pm the place was packed...I don't think it's a best kept secret anymore. Our combination platter was lamb and beef...and the veggies were great and when we asked for spicy, we got it but it wasn't so full of heat that we couldn't eat it. Service was great as they filled our water glasses when needed and the red wine was also good and at a good price. Going back to enjoy the place again.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed September 14, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I went there without any expectations. Never had Ethiopian cuisine before, and wanted to try something different. Not knowing what to order the waiter just asked us a few questions and then left and said to trust him... we went along and...he came back with a tray lined with a crepe like bread, and on top of it different kind of stewed meats and vegetables (spinach, lentils, carrots and cabbage). Two sides of Ethiopian flat bread ( injera). The stewed meats were aromatic and very flavorful, and the vegetables were simply amazing. What a great surprise! The place is packed, so come early if you are a big group.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 30, 2019

Love love love Enyatye! Finally don't have to go downtown for delicious Ethiopian food. And the owners are so friendly and helpful with ordering. Just let them tell you what to order if you don't know, you will not be disappointed. One star lost for...decor, which is is fairly plain and could use a little sprucing up, but don't let that deter you, the food rivals anyplace downtown.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed June 26, 2019

No need for a long review here. Great food, great owner. Go-to place for Ethiopian food near D.C. Owner helped us pick out dishes and gave us pointers on eating the Ethiopian way.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed June 20, 2019 via mobile

I try to eat Ethiopian food every time I visit DC, but my go-to place Meskerem in Adams Morgan is shut down. Enatye food is much better, they have a spicy beef that is very pleasing and every dish was tasty. Nice gluten free too....Go here for the food -- not much of an atmosphere (a bit the opposite of Meskerem)More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed June 19, 2019

Have visited multiple times since January 2019 and every experience has been great. Cheerful, simple, nice, and relaxed place. The food is very flavorful and high-quality. It is also good value - We get the combo plate of 7 vegetarian dishes with extra injera bread...and can usually get 2 meals per person (4 meals total) with this. Great for vegetarians and vegans. They do have meat dishes, but I cannot attest to those as I have not had any. After trying most of the vegetarian dishes, our favorites are the potatoes, non-spicy lentils, chickpeas, and the spicy lentils. The St. George Ethiopian beer is a refreshing and flavorful lager that goes great with the food. Service is prompt and friendly. It can get busier and take a touch longer to get served during peak hours (which is expected), but they always take care of us in a timely manner. This is one of our favorite restaurants in the area (and in general) and we will definitely continue to come here. Great job on everything guys, this is a real gem!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Enatye Ethiopian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5