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“Decent quality, but lacking value.”
Review of Etete

Etete
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Ranked #898 of 3,259 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $9 - $45
Cuisines: Ethiopian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: U Street Corridor
Description: Etete, located at 9th & U Street NW, in the heart of the highly developed Shaw District, has reopened its doors, with a new look and menu. Chef Christopher Roberson has created "New America" small plates, with a Global influences. Collaborating with the owner's Yared & Henok Tesfaye's mother, Etete, the namesake of the restaurant, Chef Roberson has incorporated her special traditional spices, flavors and techniques, with his dishes, while ensuring the integrity of her "classics", that her followers love. Try Injera Tacos, Sous Vide Short Ribs, Sweet Chili Wings, Codfish Fritters, Gumbo. Crafted cocktails, wine list and beers.
Hamilton, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Decent quality, but lacking value.”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

Really was expecting great things after hearing this was the best Ethiopian in DC and it did not impress. The food was OK, but certainly not the best I've had, and the portion sizes relative to the prices was a disappointment. I would not recommend this spot with all the other places to eat in DC. The veg dishes were a particular let down.

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Ardsley, New York
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Inexpensive great ethiopian food”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

The vegetable and fish sampler was very good. The lamb was excellent as well. Spicy turned out to be mildly so. Skip the wine!
Friendly service.

Visited October 2012
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“"Attentive Service and Tasty Food"”
Reviewed September 16, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I were very fortunate to find Etete. The service was excellent and the food was flavorful. While it is a small establishment, I enjoyed the intimate and soothing surroundings.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Friendly & tasty”
Reviewed August 11, 2012

Sambusa with lentils was excellent. Also recommend the lamb tibs which were spicy & delicious. The waitress was really friendly to my son who had never had Ethiopian before. Go early before the crowds.

  • Visited August 2012
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Ethiopian Food!!!”
Reviewed July 28, 2012 via mobile

This place has te best Ethiopian food in the DC area. The service is good, the entrees are nicely seasoned and the price is right for this area. I'd recommend everyone try it out!

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