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About Das Ethiopian - Georgetown

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!

1201 28th Street NW
Washington, DC 20007
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Ethiopian

Hours of Operation:
Daily: 11:00am - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 333-4710

Website:
http://www.dasethiopian.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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Das Ethiopian - Georgetown Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

service

4.6

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4.5

value

4.3

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Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (18)
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Romantic (11)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Special Occasion (8)
Cozy (7)
Business Meals (6)
Vegan (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Fun (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Casual (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Hot Spot (2)
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Organic (2)
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Tasting Menu (2)
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Afternoon Coffee (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 4 days ago

Great food, reasonable cost

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·Dined 4 days ago

Intimate restaurant, very good food

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We arrived on time for our party-of-two reservation but the hostess sat another party of two that arrived after us before seating us. We were then ushered to the first floor dining area, which was noisy, even though the other party had been sent upstairs. After considerable effort, she finally seated us upstairs. The food was good but the portions were small, esp. relative to the price. We won't be back.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 8, 2018

It was my second time at DAS. The first time was last summer, and was memorable. This time, I invited colleagues and hoped it was as good as last summer. There was no disappointment. Gracious service. Lovely ambiance. Linen table cloths. Excellent and unique cuisine.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Very good expression of Ethiopian cuisine. Beautiful location and dining room. Excellent wait staff and service. Decent wine selection. They also have Ethiopian Beer. They will give you a fork if you ask for on, which I did. Didn't really get the whole deal where you pick up your food with a piece of spongy bread. Taste good, though.

Tags: Spicy, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 2, 2018

My wife requested Ethiopian for her birthday dinner and this place seemed to fit the bill. Oh, how wrong I was! Our server was rather curt with us and walked away even before we finished ordering, then was no where to be seen. I can forgive bad service if the food is good, but the chicken and meat sampler that we ordered tasted like it had been sitting around all day long. The chicken wing was dry and the beef stew with the hard boiled egg was practically inedible. The only bright side was the vegetarian sampler, which had some nice flavors. However, the portions were meager, even considering we got the samplers. Would not go back nor recommend this place to others.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 28, 2018

A great neighborhood institution. Provides an excellent opportunity for people new to Ethiopian cuisine to try it in a friendly and familiar setting. I hope this place stays around for a long time.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Couldn’t have been nicer. Wonderful service and presentation. So much fun scooping the delicious food with injera bread. A unique experience, I tried the chicken and beef sampler and my husband the short ribs. We enjoyed sharing everything. Staff is most pleasant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

This is an attractive little restaurant. The food was good. It’s served Ethiopian style - everyone’s order is in the middle of the table on a large single plate and there are no utensils. You eat with your hands and a spongy bread. It was fun.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Spicy, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

What a delicious, inviting and hospitable restaurant. We were treated so well and the cuisine did not take as long to be served as other area Ethiopian restaurants. Service and food were impeccable. We will be returning, and often!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 20, 2018

So worth the trip.... Can't wait to go back... The vegetarian sampler was great.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The food here is pretty good and the portions are too small for the price. Keep coming back because the service is good and the staff creates a nice atmosphere but the cost benefit of spending a decent amount and not being full are no longer worth it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was good but the injera was pasty and the food portions were small.
Service was good and ambiance was good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My family goes here for special occasions because it is quiet enough to hear each other and the sharing of food is intimate. One of our kids is vegan so we get the veg. sampler and a meat sampler. It is a lot of food for 4 people. The meat one is very spicy and also has some vegetables. Often the owner is there and he is lovely to talk to . He goes on buying trips to Ethiopia to get spices that are better quality than what he can find here in the US. All or most of the wait staff are Ethiopian. The atmosphere is nice and crisp with white tablecloths and beautiful photographs of Ethiopia.

Tags: Vegan, Romantic, Authentic, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Lovely experience for the environment, food and the delightful staff. I will return!

Tags: Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Das was just wonderful. The food, the staff, the atmosphere were all fantastic! Go there if you wish to experience something different that will not disappoint.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 27, 2017

One of our favorite places in the District. Service and staff are wonderful and the food is phenomenal.

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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 16, 2017

This is the 2nd time we dine at DAS. By far, it is the best Ethiopian restaurant we have ever been to. The food is excellent, the attention of staff constant but not overwhelming.
The wine list could be upgraded but everyone will find something to their liking.
And, for all this goodness, you won't break the bank!

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Pretty decor in a ‘living room’ setting. All dishes are served in the traditional way which makes the experience less ordinary. Overall enjoyed the food with flavors ranging from spicy to very delicate. The only disappointment was a chicken dish . We were surprised to be served a small leg of chicken on the bone, not even a thigh. Difficult to eat without a knife, and hard to share as expected. Also a bit ‘cheap’ for the price. Fortunately, it was served with a delicious lentil sauce so it was not a complete waste. The waitress did try to talk us out of that particilar choice. Maybe it should be taken off the nenu.

Tags: Cozy, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (India)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great first experience of Ethiopian cuisine! Loved it

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Exceptional food, fair prices, fantastic ambiance for a romantic dinner or special occasion. Outdoor seating available in season. Good service. Highly recommend.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Absolutely the worst ethiopian food we have ever had.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent vegetarian selection. We love their sampler. The atmosphere is much nicer than most Ethiopian restaurants with white table cloths, table candles, and quieter. And the staff are exceptionallly warm, nice and helpful! We love this place and come here over all the Ethiopian restaurants in town. Just off M Street at the edge of Georgetown. Street parking always seems to be available. Outdoor seating in summer and nice overflow seating on second floor.

Tags: Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food and very friendly service

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Das never disappoints – always wonderful Ethiopian food! The service is terrific: it's the only Ethiopian place I know where the staff makes it a point to automatically replenish your injera supply without you having to ask.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This place is a gem! We love Ethiopian food, and found the menu at Das to have more options than we are accustomed to. Food was delicious and a good price. The ambiance is lovely, if a little too dimly lit. We only ask that they improve the wine list (which is similar to other Ethiopian restaurants).

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (München)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I went to DAS for a Saturday night dinner with my girlfriend, and even though we were very late for our reservation (traffic in and around D.C. ...) the staff was friendly and quick to seat us. We shared three starters and the vegetarian tasting sampler for two, and were more than pleased. The menu has tons of vegan options but also a variety of vegetarian and meat dishes. It was a lot of fun to eat with your hands, and everything seemed very authentic. For the quality and the amount of food we got the price was also very reasonable. We will definitely come again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Seated promptly, great service, amazing food. Try the vegetarian sampler; you won’t regret it.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great food, great service, classy, clean, congenial, great location

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (London)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food, very pleasant service, lovely decor, great outdoor and indoor seating. I had the beef tibs which were wonderfully smokily spicy and flavoursome. Served on and with injera which were warm, fresh and awesome. I started with some lentil samosas which were pretty tasty too. Other tables had the vegetarian sampler which looked wonderful too, was quite jealous. Enjoyed a decent Ethiopian lager too which was a nice novelty! Perfect for pre theatre dinner - only a 5 min cab ride to the Kennedy center. Very attentive service too, lots of servers, all happy to explain the menu and help out!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Spicy
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 12, 2017

First time having Ethiopian food and didn't really know what to expect. Waitress was very helpful and oriented us on our meal. Great experience.

Tags: Fun, Vegan
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 7, 2017

First time dining here with family. Great service and most of all great food, this was one of the best places in the Georgetown area to dine. You will not be disappointed! Five stars!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We came for our anniversary and had a great time. Wonderful and a staff that was wonderful. Thanks for such great and unique food and a very memorable experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Spicy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great experience. the food was delicious. We’ll be back on our next visit

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Bit of a language barrier during ordering trying to work around an allergy and plate someone separate. Always great food though!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 29, 2017

great food including excellent desserts! Service was excellent. The owner stopped by a couple of times to make sure all was good.....good added touch!

Tags: Comfort Food, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Always one of my favorites when I visit Wash D.C. Great ethnic food with white tablecloths. The food was very good and the service was prompt. Not a cuisine you find easily in many US cities.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 17, 2017

An elegant venue with delicious food and attentive service. The outdoor seating is especially nice.

Tags: Romantic, Spicy
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I HAD A BEEF PLATTER SUGGESTED BY THE WAITRESS, NOTHING SPECIAL, SALTY AND SPICY BUT REALLY NOTHING TO WRITE ABOUT. THE BREAD IS LIKE A CREPE WITH NO TASTE WHATSOEVER. WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS RESTAURANT UNLESS SOMEONE ASK ME SPECIFICALLY FOR AN ETHIOPIAN RESTAURANT

Tags: Authentic
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on September 11, 2017

We have been coming here for years., we continue to love it. The wait staff is friendly and kind. The owner is very kind . The food we love. This last time was my husbands birthday and it was a great celebration.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Vegan, Sunday Lunch
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