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Das Ethiopian - Georgetown

4.5
654 reviews
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$30 and under
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Ethiopian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Spicy
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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Ethiopian
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Hours of operation
Daily: 11:00am - 11:00pm
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(202) 333-4710
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Smart Casual
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Banquet, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

A great last minute find just on the edge of Georgetown. Walking distance from Washington Square. Superb Ethiopian food in an elegant (but not over-priced) setting.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Just an amazing experience. Great food and unique . Great ambiance. A little hard to hear in the restaurant but overall, it was just a wonderful experience and the food was amazing. I'm vegan and the food choices for me were perfect.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Wonderful dinner with outstanding service! Look forward to returning soon!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Because of the heat and forecasted thunderstorm, we opted for an inside table. We ordered family style meat and chicken meals. Absolutely delicious. The staff were friendly and professional, offering menu pairing recommendations. Wonderful evening.

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Tasty with creative menu. Great for those seeking gluten-free options. Fancier than most Ethopian restaurants in town, equally good food.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Outstanding

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4.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Das is never a disappointment. We have dined here plenty and taken friends from all nationalities. They all have loved the food. Go with good appetite to try the different dishes because they all are different. The injera cannot be denied and spicy red lentils go well with it. Collard green, shrimp tibs, beef tibs...all are good. Don’t finish your meal without trying the chicken Dorowat. You will have to ask the manager/owner to put some chicken in that $17 curry of chicken with small 3 inch chicken and one boiled egg! Rest is all good.
Sambusa is like the Indian samosa...just more flavorful.
Don’t not eat the injera on which all the dishes are laid out. That’s the best one full of all flavors...saving the best for last as they say!

I would say it’s the best DC Ethiopian restaurant.

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2.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Food was subpar. Not very flavorful. The bread was ice cold and stale. Have had Ethiopian food before and this meal was unfortunately subpar

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2.0Dined on April 27, 2018

This was my third time at Das and I must report that I was quite disappointed. I took my students from Georgetown there for a celebratory meal after our last class. We ordered two portions of the meat sampler and two of the veggie sampler plus one other recommended dish. Several of the chicken dishes were overcooked & dry; the special was mediocre; everything tasted similar. Considering this is one of the more expensive Ethiopian places in DC (I'm guessing cuz of the G'town rents and the white tablecloths), it is definitely not worth the money. What a shame.

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Excellent food. Excellent service. Excellent atmosphere. A most enjoyable evening.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

The food at Das was great. It was also my first time trying Ethiopian food so overall the experience was really fun. The only issue I had while at Das was that the service was slow. Initially when my friends and I sat down we were not served any water or asked if we wanted drinks/to order food for over 15 minutes. The food, once we ordered was slow to arrive. We seemed to be the only table experiencing the slow service so there may have been a slip-up in the kitchen that delayed our food arriving at our table. Overall though the food was excellent, staff were friendly, and the atmosphere was conducive to an enjoyable dinner experience!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

One of our diners had some significant food allergies, and the owner came by and made it possible for them to have a full meal!

How wonderful and kind!

Looking forward to going back…

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

For those new to Ethiopian food, Das Ethiopian is awesome. It's on the fancier side and will make those not accustomed to Ethiopian food a bit more comfortable in a somewhat more western-style dining room. The servers are wonderful and recommend dishes based on your dietary needs / cravings. They are wonderful.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Das Ethiopian was my first experience with Ethiopian cuisine. I was visiting friends in D.C. and requested that we dine at an ethnic restaurant not found at home.....an excellent choice. The service, food were excellent. I would definitely want to eat there again when I visit Georgetown.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Lovely place, good food, and exemplary service.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Quiet small place for authentic Ethiopian. Small cocktail menu.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The host and servers were extremely nice and helpful, and the food was PHENOMENAL. Such a delicious meal.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Awesome! Try something exotic - it’s absolutely fantastic!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Wonderfully warm and gracious service, a lovely quiet dining room with a nice view on the Georgetown streets and carefully prepared and delicious Ethiopian food. We are always happy to return - they treat us like family. The vegetarian sampler along with beef short ribs or beef tibs are excellent choices.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Amazing food and service. When back in DC will go again!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Excellent Ethiopian Food

Have been going to Das and it's predecessor, Zed, since 2001. Food is authentic, fresh and delicious. Great Georgetown location, service is very friendly and professional. Great value as well. It's upscale enough for a special occasion but the relaxed atmosphere is fun for a casual lunch or dinner too.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We love the vegan options and the healthy, delicious food! Have been many times and will continue to go back. There are no stairs to enter the restaurant; however, being on crutches this time, using the bathroom was not an option as it is up a flight of stairs.

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Great food and the service was really good too. We went there for my brothers’ birthday and we had a lot of fun!!!

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Very good food. Service was a little slow. They seemed understaffed for the number of patrons. They also kept moving tables around - it was a little distracting. But the food was very good!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The food was amazing. Our servers were very helpful and took very good care of us.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great place to take a friend visiting from out of town. Always a hit!

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Ethiopian food is a taste treat and at Das it is served Ethiopian style, which means no utensils, just deliciously soft flatbread to scoop up the food served on a huge bread platter, family style. Just be bold and sample the variety of chicken, beef, and vegetarian offerings. You have not eaten red lentils like this before - scrumptious. Nor have you probably had steak tartare, spicey and melt in your mouth delicious.
It does get noisy as the place fills up, but it adds to the character of the place. And being right across from the Four Seasons in Georgetown makes it a must for visitors as well as residents. This is my fourth time there.

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2.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Took my granddaughter there to experience Ethiopian cuisine. I made reservations two weeks in advance since we were traveling from Florida. The restaurant was clean and the wait staff was attentive, sort of.... ok so let’s start from the beginning. We walk in and are greeted by a staff member. My granddaughter asked if we could sit up stairs but we were informed it was for large parties only...remember this. So we are seated at a two top so close to the wall my right arm would have constantly hit the wall. I asked to be moved and we were accommodated. We reviewed the menu and decided to split the meat sampler but were promptly informed that would not be enough and should order another entree so we did. I ordered a glass of wine, my granddaughter a ginger ale which had to be sent back twice because there was no ginger in it the fist time then she was given tonic water which was sent back and we had to wait for someone to come back to get a sprite.... finally the food. Not the most flavorful Ethiopian food I’ve eaten and of course was way more than we wanted or needed. The one sampler would have been more than enough for the two of us. What a waste of food and money. $53 + 10 tip. Now don’t get me wrong I have no problem spending $ on food.
Now remember the upstairs that was for large parties only... the rest room are up stairs which we needed to use before leaving only to see several two tops, several four tops in addition to larger tables. So the staff member that greeted us deliberately LIED about the use of the upstairs. I will say the the owner or manager was very nice and did offer to try to accommodate us during dinner but I refused and after realizing we had been lied to the moment we walked in the door I was just so upset and I believe or hoped the owner/manager could see it in my face as I told her about the lie. There are way to many really good restaurants in DC to eat there again not that I’ll be back to DC soon but I had expected so much more.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Awesome food, awesome setting. Was thoroughly satisfied with the spicy dishes that we ordered.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

To me, dinner at Das is the best part of business trips to Washington DC!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

This restaurant is amazing. Best coffee I have ever had. The owner was so sweet!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Second time eating here. One of my wife’s favorites in all of DC. Excellent experience in every level. Food is delicious (I had the meat sampler and my wife had the vegetarian sampler). First class ambience - in the heart of Georgetown, yet quaint and inviting on the inside. Table was ready on time. Food came quickly. Service was first class - not just professional, but everyone on staff genuinely smiled at you. That’s noticeable in an era when it is rare. Could not recommend more highly.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Love our visits to Das. Enjoy the food as well as friendly service. Our favorite is Chicken Doro-wat, it is spicy but very tasty. Shrimp Tibs are awesome!
We like Ethiopian honey wine that goes very well with the food.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

I travel to Washington DC every month or two and usually try to fit in a dinner at Das. It is a family restaurant with a long-serving and very friendly staff, many of whom are from Ethiopia. They will gladly help guide you through the menu and arrive at a good selection, plus offer advice on how to use the spongy sourdough flatbread (injera) to eat the food. I often order the vegetarian sampler, which offers a delicious variety of traditional vegetarian selections and constitutes a meal unto itself. Das never disappoints!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

First time eating Ethiopian food. Great experience. Totally recommended.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

A great Ethiopian spot on the edge of Georgetown. Super fast and kind service. Food was almost perfect. Highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

table was a little small for 5 people but food and service are excellent!

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Good ethiopian food and nice ambiance.. Was a little noisy in the beginning.

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Very good! Doro Watt was spicy and flavorful without being overly hot, and unlike many places they gave you a decent amount of chicken. Also neither the egg nor the chicken was over cooked, as they often are. Vegetables food as well. Overall not as good as the late, lamented Entoto on Foxhall rd, but better than some of the currently more trendy Ethiopian places in silver spring.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

1st time. Was delicious & fun! The staff was very agreeable to making recommendations for a large variety of appetizers & entrees. Three of us split 3 apps, 2 chicken entrees, 1 beef entree, & 1 veggie sampler. All were delicious & we plan to return

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