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Das Ethiopian - Georgetown

4.6
614 reviews
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$30 and under
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Ethiopian
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  • Authentic
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • 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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Phone number
(202) 333-4710
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Banquet, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 614 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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pfafferton (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

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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James (Richmond)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

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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vipCapeGarlic (New England)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Good food, great service, friendly staff! Enough said.

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vipPJennison (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

We were seated upstairs which was a bit quieter than downstairs. Clientele was very upscale. Some wore jackets, some more casual, but felt very posh. Music was great and varied between jazz and electronic house. The host and service was excellent. If you've never had Ethiopian before, the culture is to share the meal with everyone at the table and eat with your hands. They give you the option I think for plates and flatware. The food was very tasty. Keep in mind there is a lot of bread (cold and thin and feels like a french crepe. Beef, fish, chicken choices were all very good. the spices and heat were really really tasty as well. Your hands and napkin will get very "involved". Recommend Uber as very little parking on the 28th and M location. We would definitely eat there again.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

The food was very flavorful. We enjoyed the peacefulness of the restaurant. We have been to several Ethiopian restaurants around the area and enjoyed this one the best.

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Jerry (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great food, reasonable cost

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Intimate restaurant, very good food

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Disappointing (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 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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vipCharles (Philadelphia)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on February 1, 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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vipCusineking14 (Washington DC)
5.0  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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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  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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SomeGoodSomeNot (New York Area)
4.0  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.

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JohnnyB (Washington DC)
5.0  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!

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KennethM (Richmond)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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gada (Washington DC)
4.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  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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Jennifer (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

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Foodcraft (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

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

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Shanti (New York Area)
5.0  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.

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OSUGrad (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

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

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vipcdraill (Greensboro)
5.0  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!

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Noname (New York Area)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (India)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

Great first experience of Ethiopian cuisine! Loved it

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Carrie (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Absolutely the worst ethiopian food we have ever had.

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Amy1 (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

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vipCbvb (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food and very friendly service

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Rcepuch (Washington DC)
5.0  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.

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