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

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  • 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
67 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (43)neighborhood gem (31)great for outdoor dining (29)romantic (26)special occasion (17)good for groups (14)hot spot (7)late-night find (7)great for lunch (6)scenic view (4)notable wine list (4)kid-friendly (3)vibrant bar scene (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Ethiopian food is hard to
    SeasonedEater
    Dined on 4/20/2012
    Ethiopian food is hard to come by in most places and is worth trying. You eat with your hands by pulling off pieces of a special bread they use (the recipes I found on line all take 2 days to make), which is fun. This place may or may not have the best Ethiopian food -- I wouldn't know since I haven't tried others -- but it is good and the ambience was calm and pleasing,
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Ok, not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/20/2012
    Even though the food wasn't bad, the meats were flavorful etc, it really wasn't my style. That said, I really didn't like the fact that the boiled egg was from yesterday...
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful food, nice decor.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/20/2012
    wonderful food, nice decor. highly recommend. great for vegans and omnivores alike.
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  • Really fun and very nice and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/19/2012
    Really fun and very nice and attentive service. Unique experience, especially if you've never had ethiopian before; quite the adventure to eat with your hands!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great experience. Food was
    MortVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2012
    Great experience. Food was fresh and flavorful. Staff very professional
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Staff was very helpful with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/16/2012
    Staff was very helpful with suggestions for our dinner. Our selections were very tasty. Outdoor dining was a bit intense as it was close to traffic so I wouldn't do that again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 4/13/2012 DAS will be on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/13/2012
    4/13/2012 DAS will be on our repeat visit list when we are next in Georgetown. It is a haven of well spiced and interesting food, good service, and pleasant surroundings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was good. It was spicy,
    NeilG
    Dined on 4/13/2012
    Food was good. It was spicy, as I like it.portions were medium, which is also a positive. Our first time at an Ethiopian restaurant and weren't prepared for eating with hands, but they brought a fork upon request, which helped a lot. The service was terrific. We would go a fain.
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  • The food was great and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/5/2012
    The food was great and the service was excellent! Our server was happy to help us figure out what to order and how to eat and everyone was super friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Quite Tasty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/5/2012
    This was our family's first time trying Ethiopian food, and we were all very happy with our experience. The food was very tasty and I would definitely recommend this style and this restaurant to people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Excellent food, was my first
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/31/2012
    Excellent food, was my first Ethiopian experience, and it was a very good one!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nothing to complain of. Nothing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/9/2012
    Nothing to complain of. Nothing to be amazed by. Fair.
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    romantic
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  • Too salty for me!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/4/2012
    The food at this establishment was way too salty for my palate. Perhaps Ethiopian food is that salty and I was not used to it but the salt overpowered the (possible) freshness of the ingredients. Furthermore, the injera was cold and rolled into towels. It seems like it was stored in the refrigerator for a long time (and hence made ahead of time). Service was also not too friendly.
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  • The place us very pleasant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/24/2012
    The place us very pleasant. The food is really exotic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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  • Never had Ethiopian food before
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/18/2012
    Never had Ethiopian food before and thoroughly enjoyed it. Restaurant is small but comfortable and many families were there (imagine a restaurant where the kids are allowed to eat w/their hands!!!!). Waiters were very helpful and attentive. They also have seating upstairs for larger parties. Definitely make reservations. I'd recommend it to friends - food is very tasty on spicy side (which I think is delicious), but they will tame the spice if asked.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's a decent restaurant,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/18/2012
    It's a decent restaurant, but there lots of other places in DC that serve better Ethiopian food.
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  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/17/2012
    Had dinner here while celebrating a special occasion, and was not disappointed. The staff was warm and friendly, and the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Steven Barnard
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/7/2012
    I deployed to Ethiopia with a US Army Civil Affairs team in 2010. This place brought back pleasant memories of the people and culture. The food was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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  • This was our first time dining
    foodluvr
    Dined on 2/4/2012
    This was our first time dining at Das Ethopian. The service received was very good, attentive, and knowledgable of the food selections on the menu. This was very helpful. The staff was patient with us and answered all our questions. The server even helped us celebrate our daughter's birthday. while, at least for me, the food was good and presentation was good, I am not certain that I would return on a regular basis,as it must be an acquired taste.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was almost empty when we went..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/29/2012
    Was almost empty when we went.. didnt feel lively at all.
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    romantic
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  • My fiance and I attended this
    blair
    Dined on 1/25/2012
    My fiance and I attended this place on a weeknight and the crowd was low, the services was very good, and the food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • The food and the service were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/20/2012
    The food and the service were excellent. A great place to experience new things if you have never tried Ethiopian.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Interesting food well presented
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/13/2012
    Interesting food well presented and delivered with friendly service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful ambience. Food
    TeutssVIP
    Dined on 1/13/2012
    Wonderful ambience. Food is spicy - even what they call mild is still spicy hot
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great visit with wonderful
    john
    Dined on 1/7/2012
    Great visit with wonderful service and very good food. Try the Ethiopian beer - really different than the usual and perfect for pairing with the food!! I can't wait to visit again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • will be returning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/30/2011
    We were very happy with our first experience here. Both of us love Ethiopian and this place delivered. We ordered the chicken and beef combo, along with the vegetarian entree combo so we could get a good taste of the menu (do this!). It arrived on a bed of flat bread in a large platter - keep in mind, that with traditional Ethiopian, you use the bread as the utensil (although forks and knives are provided, everyone around you will be eating with their hands). Also try the Ethiopian dessert wine, it was excellent. Only complaint could be that the dining room is a bit cramped, but I think a window seat might provide a bit more space. The waitress was incredibly attentive, and the final result is that we will be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A very different but delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/18/2011
    A very different but delicious dining experience! One of the restaurants of lore where you eat off a communal platter with your hands (so the more people you have, the more dishes you can try!). Friendly staff; atmosphere good for a quiet (and quite personal) date or anniversary; lot's of vegetarian options and a dessert menu to please anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not Zed's in food or Service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/17/2011
    I went their hoping for "Zed's" and got diaappointed. Not that it was bad or anything as a whole. Portions to price were not even close! Food was expensive for small portions. Most of all it is trying to be a high end place to eat. Zed's was not all that fancy on the inside but the service was great and it was always full and friendly. Zed's had a home type feel that Das now lacks. DAS had become medical in ececution. I think that people who try this place without knowing Zed's will be happier then people like me who remeber a different and better time. Now the food was good and nothing but portions their is my issue. Service went down from what Zed's had. People at DAS seemed to feel that you are blessed to be eating here.
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  • Wonderful Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/10/2011
    Das Ethiopian has great food and service in a perfect location with an intimate atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was pouring outside and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/7/2011
    It was pouring outside and cold. Looking out over the street with the christmas decorations was magical. Staff very helpful food very good the app. mushrooms & vegatables was outstanding. The grandma cake or pie shouldn't be missed.
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  • I can't speak about the bar
    ClearSkies
    Dined on 12/4/2011
    I can't speak about the bar scene or the wine list but I imagine the bar attracts more customers later in the day. We enjoyed an Ethiopian beer with our meal as well as the sparkling water. The food was excellent and the service was superb. I would highly recommend Das Ethiopian to others seeking a quietly assured and elegant spot to eat in Georgetown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Service was great, tablecloths
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/2/2011
    Service was great, tablecloths white, food very good. We had a wonderful time in a quaint space.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • Sadly, there are many Ethiopian
    Diningindc
    Dined on 12/2/2011
    Sadly, there are many Ethiopian restaurants in the area whose menu, food, and service are far better. The food was bland when compared to others, the prices were far too high, and the menu selection was very limited. Our server (who was friendly, but inattentive--we were the only party there, and she still hid behind the bar) also tried to tell us that they could not accept a coupon 'deal' because of a stipulation that was nowhere to be found on the deal itself. It just seemed very shady. Bottom line: Won't go back. There are better options.
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  • Couldn't talk ... the noise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 12/1/2011
    Couldn't talk ... the noise around us was deafening! Would only go back in hot weather and sit outside.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Das offered a very pleasant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/15/2011
    Das offered a very pleasant dining experience with good service, great food, and excellent ambiance. We had to wait a little longer than expected, even though we had reservations. The proprietor was very apologetic and gave us a complementary glass of Ethiopian wine for our inconvenience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • If you are looking for a unique
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/5/2011
    If you are looking for a unique dining experience, and you enjoy food with a kick, I would recommend Das Ethiopian. The food was not pretty to look at, but very tasty. Be prepared to get a little messy, as everything is eaten with your hands. The staff was kind, but not very helpful in our understanding the dishes.
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  • We have been going to this
    SlugVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2011
    We have been going to this restaurant for years (previously Zed's). It continues to maintain the same quality of food, service and ambiance. We especially appreciate the staff who are most friendly and provide outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Even though the name and probably
    WaldVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2011
    Even though the name and probably ownership of the restaurqnt has changed(used to be Zed's), the cook and wait staff are the same. We went with a group, so ordered a wided variety of dishes. Food is still tasty, wait staff friendly and efficient. A very enjoyable evening.
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  • This was our first experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/29/2011
    This was our first experience eating Ethiopian food. We met another couple and split the meat for two and the vegetables for two. The food came on one big platter for all of us to share. You use your hands and the bread they serve to eat the food. It was strange at first, but once we all started digging in, it became more normal. It was alot of food, and if I had to do it again, I would just get myself a meal, it was almost too many different things on the platter. That being said, the food was very well flavored with a variety of spicing from la little to super hot. The staff and service was wonderful as well as the ambiance of the dining area.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Fantastic food, not to be missed!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 10/29/2011
    Such fantastic and tasty food, this place should not be missed. I went in 2000/2001 and it was fantastic and just went last weekend. Sad that we do not have such good Ethiopian food in NY. I highly recommend Das Ethiopian!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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