Das Ethiopian - Georgetown

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$30 and under
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Ethiopian

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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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Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service ❣️

AB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service with a big smile, very affordable, and perfect for a great date night - as always.

T
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere with my husband! Definitely worth a return visit!

IS
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service excellent, lovely ambiance, noise level low enough that you can have a conversation. Highly recommend it.

OT
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious and very special meal. Our children loved everything we ordered. The short ribs were not to be missed. The server was very attentive and knowledgeable about the different dishes and advised us as well.

OT
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are exceptional. Our waitress noticed that one member of our party wasn't eating his dish and she brought him a less spicy meal. Our large, mixed party couldn't have asked for a more attentive sever or better experience.

RG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really like Das! Not our first time there and won't be the last. The service is great and the food amazing

DC
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating Ethiopian food and it was amazing!! Feteya was a great waitress and her recommendations were perfect! We’ll definitely be back. Great food and perfect service- we couldn’t have asked for a better night!

BJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating Ethiopian food and the experience was made easy by Das. Our servers name was Betty and she was very attentive, helped us with the menu and had a great sense of humor. I will most definitely be going back.

E
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time visit to DAS. both times we had exemplary service. First time..was our first time having Ethiopian and we were pleasantly surprised. This time we brought 4 other "newbies". The staff was great at making recommendations and all in our party left happy and saying how great the place is. Kudos to me! Thanks for the great experience!

DS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants anywhere. We always to Das when we are in D.C. It has never disappointed. Great food, great service, great ambiance.

R
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service. Excellent food.

DE
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service and very good food.

NC
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The four members of my family enjoyed every aspect of the meal. My wife and I split a bottle wine, we had an appetizer and a plit four entrées traditional, Ethiopian, family style. The injera was excellent with more provided as needed. I’m not an expert on Ethiopian cuisine but this was very similar to my previous Ethiopian encounters and equally enjoyed. If I lived in DC, I would frequent Das!

S
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I really first class place, with great food, good service, nice ambience. My only suggestion is they
need a wider range of single malt scotch and bourbon choices. But overall, loved the experience.

UC
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I went to Das instead of other ethiopian places in U street or H street because it was described as an "upscale experience" ... But the only part upscale was the white table cloth (covered up by white paper). The service was a bit too lax... we went for periods with empty glasses and dirty dishes on our table for 5 which was only meant to be a 4 top... the injera was also not the large bread at the bottom of the plate. Rather, they were small rolled up pieces that looked like towlettes... But the most important part is the food... We ordered 3 appetizers and 5 main dishes. all the dishes seemed to lack one key ingredient, flavor. ... Everything seemed under spiced as if everything was being cooked for people from New England... It was a bit disappointing.

r
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Quaint, quiet, classy dining room in an old Georgetown townhouse. We had never eaten Ethiopian food but thoroughly enjoyed everything. Our waitress was great about giving food recommendations. Didn’t know that the plates are shared and you eat with your hands and a piece of bread, which was unexpected but fun!

JL
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I liked this restaurant very much. It was nice to have the opportunity for fine dining service at an Ethiopian restaurant. I liked the short ribs. Well seasoned and tasty. The atmosphere was nice, homey and comfortable with excellent service by the staff. Will have to return to try the lamb which was the other meal I wanted as well.

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! Our whole family loved it! Service had a little bit to ask for but was ok.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience, outstanding food and amazing service!

G
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service: bravo! My second time, travelling from overseas, a must have stop and a great reward!

LE
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best!! You can never go wrong!

VG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty food. This was my first try at Ethiopian food and I loved it. Much like Indian but with a smokier overall flavor. The atmosphere was casual elegant -jeans and a nice top is fine. It was festive but not loud. We could easily have a nice conversation. One thing that was problematic was the drink menu. It is black on a dark red background with small lettering and was very hard to read in the dim lighting. Overall a fabulous food experience, however. I will return.

OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food, good service, seating was a bit tight, but worth it!

KA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic food, responsive staff made for a memorable experience. Highly recommended for ethnic food in Georgetown

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was a good experience overall, the food was tasty

OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were fantastic. The owner was walking around talking to other guests. It was a really nice experience..

DC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Main course and wine suggestion were very good, but dessert took longer to arrive than meal itself. It was also frozen and thus not very flavorful.

T
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had our office party there and were given the upstairs which was empty and thus quiet.
Our server was spectacular!- Personable, informative, attentive, and respectful of our time and privacy.
Couldn't have asked for better care!

EB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food wonderful atmosphere. We had a delicious meal and look forward to returning on our next visit to Washington.

d
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great flavors, friendly and attentive staff; too much food! Lovely atmosphere despite slightly high noise level. Great place for a larger group to share food, but also nice for two

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to for Ethiopian cuisine in DC. Absolutely delicious food, and warm and friendly service! They go the extra mile. Highly recommend.

MG
London
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Close to our hotel (Fairmont) in Georgetown, it looked full of atmosphere when we walked past on a Saturday night. So we booked it for the Sunday.

Very friendly staff, nice atmosphere. Food however was distinctly average in taste even though it sounded quite exotic.

LG
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique food, great ambiance, and attentive service. The eggplant dish was our favorite.

TT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great Ethiopian food. We were seated upstairs and it had a great vibe and was quieter than the main dining area downstairs.

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a friend’s birthday and the waitresses came out to sing with a free lemon tart :)

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For our last night in DC we booked into Das to try something a little different and boy were we blown away. Great food good wine and friendly service at every step. I’d go back in a heartbeat given a chance.

OT
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their food palette

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and great ambiance. Can’t wait to come back and try more items on the menu!

EN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was some of the best food I have ever had. Can’t wait to go again!!