Mama Ayesha's

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687 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Middle Eastern

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Founded by Ayesha Abraham, Mama Ayesha's opened for business in 1960. We are a family owned and operated restaurant serving authentic Arabic cuisine. Enjoy a fresh fattoush salad, some hummus, or some falafel to open you appetite. Main dishes include lamb, chicken, and beef dishes cooked over our charcoal grill. Or try one of our stuffed specialties such as our stuffed yellow squash or grape leaves. Plenty of vegetarian as well as vegan options also available.

With dishes prepared daily from scratch you can be sure you're getting the closest thing to home cooking. We are glad to be moving forward into our 5th decade of serving the Washington, DC area. Many of our guests can tell you that when you’re here at Mama Ayesha’s, you’re family!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Middle Eastern
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Hours of operation
Monday: 5 - 9:30PM
Tuesday: 12 - 9:30PM
Wednesday: 12 - 9:30PM
Thursday: 12 - 9:30PM
Friday: 12 - 10:30PM
Saturday: 12 - 10:30PM
Sunday: 12 - 9:30PM
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Phone number
(202) 232-5431
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Samir Abu-El-Hawa
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Private party contact
Mohammed Abu-El-Hawa: (202) 232-5431
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Cross street
Biltmore St
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Parking details
If you cannot find street parking you can use the metro lot which is next door.
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Public transit
A few minutes walking distance from the Woodley Park/Adams Morgan/ Zoo Metro Station
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Background Arabic music played during lunch and dinner.
Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine