Ethiopic

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Ethiopian

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Ethiopic Restaurant focuses on Ethiopian cuisine and culture. Traditional Ethiopian ingredients are introduced to evoke the true taste of Ethiopia. Ethiopic’s authentic Ethiopian food menu will feature vegetarian, meat, poultry, and fish. Ethiopic Restaurant is proud to be the first Ethiopian Restaurant on the H Street Corridor and intends to cater to a wide customer base. We want everyone to feel welcome and entertained.
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ZS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful place to go for authentic, and delicious, Ethiopian cuisine.

s
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good service. A couple of items on the menu were not available.

j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

I would not recommend this restaurant for one primary reason. They padded the check. Very unethical.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing.

JS
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food and service were very good but it is way too loud

E
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

I love this place. I eat here usually once a week. However, this week my service was bad and my mom and I were the only two people in there. No one checked on us at all. We had to ask for the check after finally being served. I hope it is better next time.

C
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Inside was a bit smelly( not sure if proximity to restrooms or certain food smells) but when seated outside, we had a better experience. Restrooms could use some work. Service could be a touch faster. Food was great

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I thought the place was just charming. Very polite and courteous staff. Loved the collard greens and lamb dishes. A special place.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and the service is always outstanding. We love Ethiopic!

AC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I would recommend it if they’ve had Ethiopian good before and like it. Otherwise, it would not be my first choice to recommend. It was everyone’s (in the party) first time eating Ethiopian and none of us were super impressed, but because we didn’t like the spongy bread. The food was too spicy for 2 of the people in the party, but we were told it’s not spicy. If you like Ethiopian then I’m sure you would love this restaurant!

S
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, wonderful food and attentive services. We'd never had Etheopian food before. It was a delicious and delightful experience.

ML
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved our first time here! Unfortunately it was our first time using Open Table and I had not noticed we were reserved for two instead of our party of five, the restaurant took no time accommodating us anyway and we’re so nice about it, although I felt horrible. We brought our three children and asked the waiter with help in a selection, thankfully he knew just what to recommend and even gave us the heads up that our younger two would not like much of the meal - he was right. They ate more than we thought they would but had a better time with the desert. Wonderful restaurant with a fantastic staff, do yourself a favor and go!

T
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service. Great outdoor seating. Family friendly but also great for date night!

RR
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food , service, and atmosphere. One of our go to places in our Capitol Hill/H Street neighborhood. Great for visitors, who often don't have access to Ethiopian cuisine.

DF
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is excellent and so was the service

d
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely love Ethiopic! Best Ethiopian restaurant in DC!

J
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

As the floors and walls are bare, the sound is very loud and that is with only half the restaurant full. The fish to go with the veggie platter is fried and boney with minimal meat on it at best so avoid.

KS
Louisville
7 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food

A
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

enjoyed this local gem very much. diverse eating experience was great. missed out on trying the fish as we ordered it but it was never brought, chicken legs were ok, but the vegie sampler was definitely the thing. I do recommend for fun different location and dining experience~

A
Philadelphia
93 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good variety of curries - particularly liked beef ribs and ground beef and beets - pleasant and attentive server

K
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absoluetly love this place. The setting is fairly casual which I like but still interesting and cozy interior. It can get a bit loud during peak dinner hours. The food and service has been consistently good at this place. We ordered the beef tibs and vegetarian sampler I and both dishes were spectacular and full of flavor. I found the servings to be an average size and definitely filling because of the injera.

PV
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

All the things at dinner did not arrived at the same time the last dish came when I was almost done with the dinner..They have this special Shiro please don’t order it as it’s not that special.

OT
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing experience!

SH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food is always good. We were bummed that they didn't have the outdoor seating open and got stuck with kind of a dark corner table, but the food more than made up for the less than ideal seating. This is the go-to Ethiopian spot, at least in this part of town.

MG
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food. They were short staffed so service was a bit slow but very warm and accommodating!

B
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ethiopic is one of my top 3 favorite restaurants in DC. They serve quality food with sincere care and authenticity.

Ethiopic is a gem in the crown of the DC culinary experience.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was AH. MAZE. ING!

PP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food

LL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second time here and just a nice as the first. Lovely food, attentive service and simply a wonderful find.

ZJ
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved having our Easter Dinner here. The food was delicious - I especially loved the red lentils, the fish and the potato dish. And the honey wine! My boyfriend had the lamb too and he loved it. We will come again. The ambiance is also beautiful, from the art to the music to the arrangement in the restaurant.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My moms 70th

ED
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was a great place to have a date in Washington DC area.. the staff is very nice and attentive.. I will be back for a second date and would love to show it off to friends who never ate ethiopic.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Grest table service and reservation handled perfectly. Food very good. Slightly spicier than other Ethiopian food I've had. Great looking place . Classy. Comfortable and attractive. Loud and hard to talk. Overall would definitely return.

JS
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place! Lots of fun and personality, but very loud. Don't go if you have any hearing problems (at least on a Friday night). I would have like to see more non-spicy vegetarian options.

MS
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whenever I come to dc I always have dinner here. I enjoy the food and the ambience of the restaurant

CC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Will dine there again. Food was delicious as expected. Companion enjoyed also

JA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Exceptional Ethiopian food! I’ve only had Ethiopian a few times and wasn’t sure I liked it. So our group ordered the most popular beef, chicken, and lamb dishes, plus the string beans. Everything was delicious - very flavorful and just the right amount of spice. The wine selection wasn’t much and they didn’t have enough people on the floor so the service was slow, albeit lovely. Great corner location and candlelight ambience.

JB
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Food was great but the service was really poor. Don’t blame the server who was doing her best - it was just too understaffed .

C
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, good value, quiet, great staff

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