Das Ethiopian - Georgetown

4.7
752 reviews
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Ethiopian
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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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, wonderful service and a true gem of DC!

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NB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Service was very good. Had the meat and the vegetable combo selections.

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BP
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, with fresh vegetables and complex sauces. Service was lovely and server knowledgeable. . Atmosphere attractive and calm. Will return and highly recommend.

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LE
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best! You will never go wrong with Das. The service is excellent and food is awesome. Overall experience is great!!
We have been visiting Das for decades and enjoy every visit. It is the best Ethiopian restaurant in DC.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was kind and generous. The food was delicious. We were upstairs in a private space for New Year’s Eve and had such a fun time. The food and presentation was outstanding. We had 8 kids with us and they loved eating from a communal plate. We ate so much, laughed and celebrated a great night. Thanks Das Ethiopian.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. Our server was beautiful and an absolute delight. Ambiance was better than any Ethiopian restaurant in DC. Owner came to table to check on us twice. Perfect evening. Would definitely recommend and would certainly go back again.

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OT
Cancun
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente, como nueva experiencia

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CS
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Our sambusa appetizer was great. The ambiance and service were good. The My husband had a glass of red wine that left sediment in the bottoming his glass. He had short ribs which tough. He really needed a knife to cut them. I had chicken doro wat which tasted good but didn’t have much chicken in it. I’d try the place again and order different food.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious- service warm and welcoming

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SL
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Das is a lovely restaurant, good for all occasions, as well as for special occasions. My family and I celebrated my birthday there. The ambience is great, with understated elegance, nice jazz playing in the background and wonderful food. I highly recommend the vegetarian sampler.

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SU
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

The food was overpriced , overly spicy, very salty and very small portions. The bread was very spongy and I don’t mean that in a good way.

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H
Las Vegas
27 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first experience eating Ethiopian food. I found a new cuisine I love. The food is unusual and delicious. The Ethiopian bread, injera, was fascinatingly great. We ate the one of the milder fish dish and the milder chicken dish. A warning for the diners who don’t like to get their hands messy, the injera is used to pickup the meats and sauces. Worth the mess!!

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T
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food -- all the staff we encountered were engaging and welcoming, providing input on ordering and letting us try some special items. I appreciated the conversation, learning about the history of the dishes and how they're part of Ethiopian traditions. Highly recommend this place, will be back again when I'm visiting DC.

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F
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was decent but a bit bland. The shiro tasted like tomato sauce. The waitress called the injera "bread". Definitely caters to white people and not Ethiopian crowd.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great service and tasty food. Vegetarian sampler was good and the chicken wat was awesome

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KG
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They accommodated our party of 12 with ease and the food was delicious! Was a great experience for members attending our meeting and everyone was talking about the food and the location for days after we dined here. Really great atmosphere, great wait staff, and even better food, you can't go wrong dining here!

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BH
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We went to Das to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday. We shared the vegetarian and the chicken & beef sampler entrees, along with an order of Sambusas for appetizers. The food was very tasty and I highly recommend what we ordered. The service was excellent and the ambiance was lively yet subdued enough to allow for normal conversation. For a more intimate experience, I would suggest dinning later in the evening.

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C
Miami
41 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

This was our first time at Das and it didn’t disappoint. Our waitress was very helpful with the menu. The food was great, good flavors and plentiful!! This is not a good place for people that don’t like to share off the same plate as everything is served family style!

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had to make a 6-person reservation within an hour of dining. The staff was able to arrange it, even though it turned out to be a busy night. Our waiters were friendly and attentive. They explained every dish and steered us towards dishes that were spot on with our taste. Most importantly, the food was delicious.

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KA
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent selections and very attentive service- we will be back!

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KK
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful meal. Excellent njera. Good service. And casual elegance.

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CM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect.
Attentive staff.
Excellent food.
Great atmosphere.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New favorite Ethiopian restaurant!

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RP
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always visit this restaurant when in DC. Great food and ambiance.

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LC
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A unique dining experience! Be prepared to not use utensils, but instead rolled up bread! The food was a little spicy, but delicious. Everyone should try this experience at least once!

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SR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service at an affordable price. Loved everything

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PT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Das is the go-to white tablecloth Ethiopian restaurant. Fantastic food, attentive and friendly wait staff and management, reasonable prices. The perfect place for Ethiopian dining.

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BT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good presentation for well-prepared food. White table cloths on the dining tables make for a very comfortable dining room. Great corner view of the bustling Georgetown scene, with the Four Seasons right across the street. Will definitely return.

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L
Washington DC
77 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A longtime favorite of ours - a real neighborhood gem. Service is warm and friendly, but not intrusive. Lovely window views onto the streets of Georgetown. Nice patio seating, as well as a very nice dining room - cozy and slightly formal, but not too much so. Excellent vegetarian choices as well as meat. Always happy to return - never a bad experience. Consistently excellent.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We were absolutely in love with Das Ethiopian! Excellent food and service. It was busy when we arrived for an 8:15 pm slot. So glad we chose Das Ethiopian for a fun family dinner. Quality and taste surpass that of other restaurants in area. Highly recommend!

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OH
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic cuisine, service, and ambiance. Don’t wait for a special occasion. Make one by going to Das’

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A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! A bit more chic than your typical Ethiopian but with the same amazing food and pleasure of eating with your hands. Everything was great, just be aware that it can get loud in there.

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LE
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always a pleasure dinning at Das. Service is great! The servers are friendly and the owner is equally involved.
The food is awesome. I would say that Das is the best Ethiopian restaurant in DC. Highly recommend Das!

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MD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The steak tartare was sublime. Atmosphere was lovely. The lentil dishes were pretty unremarkable.

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g
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing! Full of wonderful, diverse flavors that we simply loved. This is also a great place for vegetarians with a lot of options. The service was outstanding. We enjoyed it so much and when I'm back in town, I will most certainly return!

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SF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My our of town friends enjoyed this dining experience the most of the three dinners we had together during their stay. The items on our communal platter, especially the chicken, were delicious. A fun way to share a meal.

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B
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Das Ethiopian is incredible and the service was extremely attentive. I have given them 3 stars because we made a reservation 4 weeks in advance and then had to wait at the door (where there is no waiting room) for over a half hour while the hostess and manager repeatedly told us it would be “one more minute.” This could have easily been remedied by the manager coming over to apologize or offering an appetizer or something but absolutely no effort was made. Do not let this sway you from going here, however, because the food should not be missed!

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BT
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed the atmosphere and dining experience of this restaurant. The staff was very attentive and the food was very good.

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r
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and an overall great experience. My wife and I enjoyed the culinary adventurism of the broad range of authentic Ethiopian dishes.

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DK
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best Ethiopian in Washington, DC. Excellent food with some of the friendliest staff in the District. We would give it even more stars if we could.

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