Das Ethiopian - Georgetown

4.7
856 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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JM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Ethiopian food and a great variety of it, as well. Quite vegetarian-friendly.

P
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every single aspect of our evening was perfect.

g
New York Area
109 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful dinner. Everything was delicious. Service was excellent. Attentive and unrushed. Made birthday celebration extra fun.

OT
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food so many things to try. Highly recommended.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply sumptuous! A must sample restaurant for any visit to DC.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place is gorgeous and the food beyond amazing! Owner was charming and sweet - will definitely return!

A
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very delicious food. Good service. Excellent price-value ratio. You should try it. Enjoy!

A
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, lovely service, nice choices for wine--my party had a great time!

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was so good! Service was friendly and very helpful.

OT
China
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My first time having Ethiopian cuisine and I liked it very much! Hard to not get full on the rolls though.

CL
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely great eating experience. We split the chicken and beef sampler and the vegetarian sampler because we wanted to try a little bit of everything. All of the food was really good, especially liked the beef dishes in the platter. I've eaten some Ethiopian street food before, but this was first time at a sit down restaurant. Be comfortable eating with your hands using the Ethiopian bread, which they'll continue to bring out fresh as you need it.

CR
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious! Food was very good and it is fun to eat family style. Location right in Georgetown was also enjoyable.

m
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Lovely service and decor. Have been several times in the last year or two. The quality of the meat in the tibs was lacking, tried the beef last visit and the lamb most recently. Would have been 5* with higher quality meats.

KD
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Recommend getting the sampler platters. We ordered a vegetarian platter, a chicken and beef platter and the Shrimp Tib. Shrimp was amazing!!

DM
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love the patio and even though it was raining and we had to sit inside we had a great evening.
Great service and amazing food!!!

Wish they had a few options for typical Ethiopian desserts.

A
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. The food is amazing and the servers are super friendly. Only negative point would be that the room gets loud when it gets crowded

MS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Friendly staff, great location! Will go back!

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Das was wonderful in every way. The staff are marvelous. Thoughtful. Passionate about their food. Attentive without hovering. The injera was very nice. We had the vegetarian sampler, beef and chicken sampler and the lamb tips. The lamb was nothing all that special (but would be good for less adventurous eaters or those who don’t like spice). The vegetables were my favorite. Just wonderful. My guess is that if you want something really authentic, this will not be as spicy or sour as you’d expect. But I was introducing my daughter and her boyfriend to the cuisine and so this was perfect. The room itself is lovely. The linens crisp and bright. Classy without being formal or stuffy. A lovely place to bring friends or family. Highly recommend!

EC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and friendly service. We were here visiting from out of state and were not disappointed. Traditional recipes in a modern bright clean and quiet location.

l
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Unbearable acoustics

DB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an incredible meal. First time to try Ethiopian and now we’re hooked! Service staff were very helpful and patient. Best meal we had in DC during our 4 day stay. Hope to return again.

L
Washington DC
86 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As lovely as ever. Quiet and comfortable main dining room and very nice small patio. Very gracious and warm service, without fail. Vegetarian sampler is an excellent choice and the new lamb dish was very tasty. Always a pleasure to eat here - never had a bad night yet.

DV
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exactly as good as we had expected. When we told the waitress we would be splitting two appetizers, she cut them in half and arranged them beautifully on a platter.

N
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first experience with Ethiopian food couldn’t have been better. Every staff member was welcoming, friendly and helpful. Our waitress guided us through the menu selections with excellent suggestions. Four of us shared 2 appetizers and 3 main dishes. Everything was delicious!

DF
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food. The service is excellent in this attractive restaurant.

FN
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and more so an excellent honey wine to go with it! Service is stellar and the ambiance perfect! I’ve oft times passed this restaurant but I’m glad I stopped in today! You can’t go wrong! A first for me was flax seed or telba wat .... just delicious and highly recommended! Thank you!!!

VM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food, great for sharing. Sat outside on a nice, sunny day. Great experience.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. I’ve been coming here since the 1990s—always superior service and good. Thank you.

ML
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time in ethiopian restaurant and I was blown away!! The food was delicious! The portions were big, so a lot of food to take home, and our server was super sweet.
We had sambusa as a starter.
Red lentil and house salad served with injera as main dish.
Lemon sorbet in lemon shell for desert.
10/10!! I couldn’t be happier!
Highly recommended!

PM
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional. Our first time eating Ethiopian and Das was a great introduction. The food, service and setting were all exceptional. We’ll be back whenever we return to Washington.

N
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is was wonderful. The service was impeccable and super efficient. Most of all, the food was REALLY good (delicious) and there is a full bar so you could order anything from a bottle of wine to a cocktail. We had a party of 7 and our servers handled it with ease. I will definitely be back!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was great!

EB
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food at this restaurant is delicious. The portions are quite large, and my only complaint is that there is a sharing charge. We were 8 people and ordered food for 6, which was plenty.

MO
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was great and food was delicious! I recommend the chicken infallay (not sure if that’s spelled correctly).

BD
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice Mother's Day dinner. Fantastic food served Ethiopian style in Georgetown. Recommended.

s
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food excellent; staff very friendly and attentive.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, perfect little outdoor terrace seating, a peaceful evening

OT
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

It was good overall.

J
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was very good but the wait from the time the order was placed until it was brought out was extremely long and unacceptable.

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Food good service slow

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