Das Ethiopian - Georgetown
Das Ethiopian - Georgetown

Das Ethiopian - Georgetown

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.dasethiopian.com/
  • Phone: 2023334710
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily: 11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Ethiopian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Celebrated for serving some of the best Ethiopian dishes available, the award winning restaurant continually delivers the freshest fare, while using local and sustainable food sources.
  • Private Party Contact: Private Dining Contact 2023334710

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Das Ethiopian - Georgetown
DAS Ethiopian offers you a cozy two story setting, with rare outside dining views and al fresco patio dining in season. DAS is located at the eclectically brilliant historic corner of the internationally renowned shopping district of Georgetown. A tent under which all come to feast is the very Amharic definition of DAS, and that is what you will enjoy here. From neighborhood diners, nearby students, journalists, to international visitors and performers, all enjoy the casual but refined atmosphere that serves up the freshest Ethiopian dishes from local and sustainable food sources. Let us know of your dining plans now so we may accommodate any extra needs or private dining desires you may have. We look forward to serving you again and again!
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Das Ethiopian - Georgetown reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (30)great for outdoor dining (27)neighborhood gem (26)romantic (19)special occasion (13)good for groups (10)great for lunch (9)hot spot (6)scenic view (5)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (5)notable wine list (3)vibrant bar scene (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Consistently excellent service in a very lovely Georgetown setting. Quiet and pleasant indoor dining room and charming outdoor patio. We always get the vegetarian platter and add a meat accompaniment. The beef short ribs are a stand out for us. A long time favorite - we go several times a year and service is always good no matter how busy they are.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Service
    Hotdoc
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We dined with a party of five on a rainy night in late summer. The wait staff was attentive, and service was excellent. The restaurant owner paid a visit to each table. We had meat and vegetarian sampler platters -- and were able to experience all the great tastes and flavors of Ethiopian dining. Ethiopian food is eaten with bread as the "utensil." Easy to learn, but at least one person in our party opted for a fork. A unique experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    greatmealVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great food, great service, and very reasonably priced for Georgetown! We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    FoodieGroupie
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Great food, good service, nice location, can't complain!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Larita
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I love this cozy restaurant, romantic, quiet and personal. I met my husband there and we usually go have dinner in this restaurant for our anniversary. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    goodfood22
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great food, service, decor, and ambiance. A must try!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very disappointing experience
    Mac56
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had a disappointing experience at Das. From the moment we sat down we felt that our server was only interested in rushing us through our meal and out the door. We chose the vegetarian and beef/chicken tasting plates (which had both been recommended on Trip Advisor) but were again disappointed. We received only small amounts of each dish and our server described them in such a rush that we had no idea what we were eating. She kept giving us more bread even when we still had plenty on our plate as if trying to hurry us along. As this was our first experience of Ethiopian food we were looking forward to learning some new things about the food and the culture. Sadly this did not happen.
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  • Great food for night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We came into the city for just one night and Das did not disappoint. The service was great. The outdoor dining was great for people watching in Georgetown and the vegetarian Ethiopian food was superb. We will definitely go back next time we're in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exotic
    Traveller
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Exotic and very friendly ambiance All recommendations were just perfect
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the maitre-d in the red pants!
    NinjaFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We ate here about ten years ago. We always eat Ethiopian food when we visit DC. This time, I brought my extended family, a total of 12 people. We arrived early, so they set our table up and we were seated soon after our arrival. The servers were very attentive and the food was as good as I remember it. This isn't a fancy place, but it's a great place to dine. We loved the variety of options. We loved the eggplant, chicken, collard greens and shrimp. It's really nice to have the separate soda bread that isn't wet. The desserts and coffee were tasty and comforting. I brought home a bag of their coffee. My mom enjoyed watching all the activity across the street at the Four Seasons. Pretty hip and cool place. Try it!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    EthioFoodLover
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Excellent food, came out ver fast and was so tasty. Everyone was so friendly and it was a great location to see out the window and people watch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stycks
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Das is a restaurant to dine at romantically or as a group. The ambience suits both occasions. The Staff are extremely attentive and it was impressive to see the owner talking to all the diners as he did on the only other occasion we have visited this restaurant. We so enjoyed the sampling platters the first time we went that we tried them again, we were not disappointed. The menu is varied and interesting, next time something different.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    LuvEverythingVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I have been to many Ethiopian places and I must say it was great! We sat by the window inside which was very romantic as well. Definitely coming back and I strongly suggest you try it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fancy Ethiopian
    indianfoodie
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    DC is known for Ethiopian food... And Das Ethiopian was great. Having been to a few of the hole in the wall type places, the food does compare, but is more pricey. We took some out of town friends here because we had no idea how they would react to new food as well as a not so fancy establishment. Best decision we made. Not only did they love the food, they loved everything about the restaurant as well. We will be taking more out of town visitors here and giving them the Ethiopian food experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ZeyadVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    It was a different experience and taste of food, which I do every few years,
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  • Lovely evening
    neighborVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Really liked sitting outside watching the crowds go by, on a lovely Friday night. Food isn't the absolute best Ethiopian I've ever eaten in Washington, but very good, with at least one dish I hadn't tried before. Service pleasant, friendly. The Ethioppian beer was especially good. We liked it very much overall.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect date for foodies
    SabrinaT
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    We loved Das Ethiopian. Delicious, authentic food (even my Ethiopian husband agrees), and the ambiance is perfect for any occasion. Great for people who like to try new things and enjoy other cultures' cuisines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and service!
    FedGovEngineer
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food was very good, we ordered the Ethiopian Food Sampler with beef and chicken. The waitress made a suggestion to get chicken instead of all beef and it was the best suggestion ever! It is a great restaurant to try something different.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ahhhh! Love this place!
    Webby2000VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The food and the service was simply outstanding! I would highly recommend This restaurant to the neophyte and expert alike.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Food excellent and interesting, service friendly and efficient.
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  • YUM!
    Honolulu
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My family of 5 had a great time. Each of us chose a serving, so everyone was happy. The waitress was fabulous and the owner was very pleasant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something for everyone
    noexpert
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Where can you go to find a menu with many options for carnivores and vegetarians alike? Das Ethiopian is such a place. We dined outside on a week night for dinner: 2 vegetarians and one meat eater. The veg crowd went for 1 veg sampler and 1 spinach and rice house special. The other went for short ribs. The dishes were served with plenty of delicate injira and the server brought more without being asked. The food was tasty but a bit milder than expected for Ethiopian. Maybe that is due to its Georgetown location. In any case the food was plentiful. All diners enjoyed their meals and half the short ribs went into a take-away box. Finished with delicious cappuccino and a coffee flavored tartufo to share that was just the right size.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive food
    Shiok
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We paid about US$25 pax. The food was pretty meager and we had to keep asking for top up of the staple roll. Service was pretty inattentive. When we asked for servettes, only one was given for the party of 8. Come on, must we share one paper napkin? It was most relunctantly given too, with a glare.
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  • Great!
    thaifood4lyfe
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Great service, unique cuisine. I would definitely return to this restaurant again !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    BlueXVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Food was hit/miss. All the items we ordered were tasty, but the 'extras' that come with it seemed rather bland and boring. Service was very friendly, though with a few language barriers (nothing we couldn't work out).
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 215 reviews are from the Das Ethiopian - Georgetown reviews archive.
  • A Nice Surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I'm not really into eating ethnic food but my boyfriend wanted to go to an Ethiopian restaurant so I did some research. There aren't too many in the city but I did some comparing and decided on DAS Ethiopian. I am so glad that I did! He had a chicken dish and I had a beef dish which they brought on one plate so that we could share it. It definitely added to the romantic atmosphere. I thought it would be weird to eat with my hands but it actually was quite interesting. The staff were very welcoming and made us feel right at home. Overall, we were very pleased and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious Food
    HappyCustomer
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The injera is very tasty and addictive! I always crave it the next day after eating there. The shrimp and eggplant are my favorite dishes. And the mild cheese curd was very intriguing and really quite good. The place is romantic and the service is friendly. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • delicious evening
    GGirl
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    food was incredible, service was wonderful and a table outside on a beautiful evening... no complaints! lovely experience!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    ShariVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    I'd never eaten Ethiopian food but read the reviews and was eager to try Das. There were four of us dining and our waitress kindly explained the style of ordering a variety of dishes and sharing everything. It took a little practice to eat with our hands but we enjoyed every bite. I'll definitely come again next time I'm in the area.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Jenjan
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Service is perfect. Treated special. Best Ethiopian in the city.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale Ethiopian
    Chilanga
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Ethiopian food with white table cloths, candlelight, a decent wine list, desserts and jazz! It's a bit pricier than many other Ethiopian options, but it's one of the only Ethiopian restaurants in Georgetown/West End and they do it pretty well. I took several of my Georgetown students there to celebrate the end of the semester; most of them were Ethiopian food virgins but after a brief explanation about the injera (like: it's not a napkin, don't put it on your lap; eat with your right hand only, etc.) ... they all enjoyed the experience. The small dining room made conversation a bit challenging, but overall it was a nice evening.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Excellent
    BinrahVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The food is excellent, moderately priced and the service is excellent.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • instant coffee
    travelingcouple
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The food was generally good, not great. Our waitress asked if we would like to have dessert and brought out dessert menus. After some time and after we had chosen something, the host (owner) came by and asked if he could take our dessert menus. He did not ask if we wanted to order anything. Immediately behind him came the waitress with the check. I told her we would like dessert and ordered one as well as decaf coffees. She seemed perturbed. The dessert was quite good. The coffee tasted like Sanka. We asked if it was instant coffee. She said no, that she had made it with powder. She did remove it from the bill at our request.
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  • Love, love, love
    deerobeats
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    I adore this restaurant. Best Ethiopian food in town full of heavy competition in that arena; beautiful setting and decor (and well-selected background music); and consistently warm and excellent service (I note that a number of the waitresses have been there since my first visit about 2.5 years ago). Oh, and you get to be in Georgetown without being in the thick of it (as evidenced by the fact that I always find parking nearby). You can't go wrong with this place. The owner really cares to ensure that you have a great experience here every time.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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  • dcdinerVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Lovely restaurant which i can recommend even though I am not a big fan of Ethiopan food. Perfect place to take friends who love Ethiopian food.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service
    DannyVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    We've been here once before and the food is excellent. The service is equally as wonderful. We had four people in our party and we each ordered something different so we would have the same thing. The server did make recommendations and everything was so wonderful.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excelente
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Siempre que visito Washington , vengo a comer aquí. Muy recomendable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food/ Fair Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The food here was excellent. The service was not great. They completely forgot about our food and it took a couple of reminders to finally get our food out. I was not in a hurry, but it is disconcerting when everyone around you who arrived after you is getting their food and you are not. But, I will reiterate, the food here is excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Time Experience
    Southerner
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    The food and service was really great. First time experience eating Ethiopian food. No utensils needed; only bread and very colorful and tasteful food. My daughter and I really enjoyed the experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time charmer
    ghawk16VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    My first outing with Ethiopian food! Pleasantly surprised by the flavor of the food. The waitress was very nice and helpful guiding us through the menu as we had no clue! The only downside for me was the injera. This is a form of bread that is used as the method in which to eat the food. Kind of spongy and served cold. Being from California I am more comfortable with warm bread or tortillas for this type of eating. However, my overall impression was very positive and I will defiantly go back. Met the owner who was very easy to talk with and friendly
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.