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Ethiopic, Washington, DC
Ethiopic, Washington, DC
Ethiopic, Washington, DC
Ethiopic, Washington, DC
Ethiopic, Washington, DC

Ethiopic

4.7
4.7
1015 Reviews
$30 and under
Ethiopian
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.

We now add 20% service fee charge when dining-in, to ensure all of our staff is paid a livable wage.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Ethiopian, African, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 675-2066
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Neighborhood
    H Street Corridor
  • Parking details
    None
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,015 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Healthy

  • District of Columbia

    Healthy

  • District of Columbia

    Neighborhood gem

1,005 Reviews
  1. Atjfj

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply amazing food, drinks, and ambiance. Can’t wait to come back!

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  2. StacyP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience with great food!! Great for date night!

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  3. SCD2

    Washington DC

    107 reviews

    4.0

    107 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ethiopic is a gem. Delicious food, friendly and attentive service. Bustling location on the safer end of H Street. I have just one gripe: Please bring back physical menus! The app works fine, but many customers have questions about Ethiopian food, and some customers find ordering on their phones difficult. Eating out shouldn't be hard! Ethiopic's pleasant servers are happy to make food recommendations and will take orders verbally if asked, but they don’t tell you that up front. The hostess just seats you at a table with a QR code on it and walks away. Once that hurdle has passed, however, the rest of the dining experience is delightful.

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  4. Lyralou

    Greater Boston

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Honestly the restaurant week menu was not very good. I wish we had gone with the traditional platter. Short rib was tough ( and only one rib). Chick pea stew and lentil fritter were good but very small portion and not hugely flavorful. The space is lovely, service was excellent. Maybe we just ordered the wrong thing.

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  5. PS01

    Los Angeles

    632 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    632 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow! What an experience! Amazing experience to remember.

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  6. HRKinDC

    Washington DC

    84 reviews

    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently one of our most favorite places to dine in DC. The food is the very best in a town (region) with some of the best Ethiopian outside of its home country. The staff are fantastic too.

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  7. StephenC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Gorgeous food and service. We got the sample platter and can't imagine doing it any other way. (Ours was veg with the fish, but I bet they are all amazing.) If like a drink before or with dinner, stick with the Ethiopian specialties like honey wine or beer. They go with the food, and the staff are very knowledgable about all of the Ethiopian specialities, both food and drink!

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  8. pateb

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always at Ethiopic the food and service are very nice.

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  9. Sped

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Considering that there were only 2 occupied tables, the service was a little more disappointing compared to past visits.

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  10. AlexandraK

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was wonderful and it was such a fun experience for a big group of 7! Very affordable too.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was really delicious and the staff were friendly and helpful with their suggestions. We loved it!

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  12. cwmndc

    Washington DC

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ethiopic has something wonderful for every taste. The atmosphere and service are quietly elegant and authentically Ethiopian. (From my memory of Peace Corps service over 50 years ago.) Admittedly, the high quality and freshness of all the food is a vast improvement from the authentic but the flavors and the aromas are pure Abyssinian. There are many choices for those with American aversions to spicy foods but there also are many choices for those of us who love the taste of berbere and other exotic spices. Our most recent visit was on a late Sunday afternoon with friends who preferred mostly vegetarian dishes with the distinctive but less spicy taste. Everyone left raving about the excellent experience and making plants to return, soon.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food were very good. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for authentic Ethopisn food.

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  14. SophieG

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very tasty! Lamb and vegi plate excellent Nice experience overall

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ethiopic was a great experience. Simply put, it was: Amazing.delicious.im going back.

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  16. Katelyn

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant with nice ambient lighting, and wonderful service! The food was delicious, and the portion size was perfect for what we paid. My favorite was the beef tibs, we also ordered the vegetarian sampler, and it was amazing!

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  17. SKMinMadison

    Milwaukee

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food!! They have sampler plates to get some variety which is great option as we definitely liked some dishes much better than others. They have Ethiopian beers to try as well. Great ambience, we got to sit in a nook for 2, which made the experience even more intimate.

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  18. Julia

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service. We ordered the vegetarian plate for 2 with fish and it was very filling. We also ordered a bottle of the honey wine - an absolute favorite! I will be coming back here next time I visit DC. Thank you to all the staff for an incredible experience.

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  19. Dcdining2002

    Austin

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    the food was delicious but the service was very bad. anytime we needed something, there were no servers to be seen (or flagged down) for extended periods. we were often without drink refills, the server brought part of our food and almost forgot the fried fish for one of our platters, and they said they would bring us little plates and more injera but the plates never came and by the time the injera had arrived we were basically finished eating. it then took a very long time to get the check (at least 20 minutes). they never came back to collect the check and our credit card so we ended up getting up from the table to pay.

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  20. Aaron

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and great food! Would definitely come back!

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  21. Dominique

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was really good and authentic. I def recommend the Dora key wot!

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  22. Akhberet

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food - fresh made and seasoned perfectly. That himbasha, though! Just fantastic.

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  23. EthiopicFan9000

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ethiopic is a must visit every time I come to DC! The vegetarian sampler with fish is just amazing, a huge amount of food and everything’s so tasty! 😍😍😍

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  24. GaryB

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Ethiopian food with lots of variety and amazing injera. Cute place in what appears to be an up and coming neighborhood northeast of Union Station. Enjoy!

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  25. Rich

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food! With the 20% service charge, the value goes way down. Also I don’t like the order by app feature. No real interactions with my waitress so I might as well have done takeout or fast food. But again, great food.

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  26. Victor

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is always good. With mandatory 20% tip the service was inattentive. Friendly, but never came back to the table once without me having to get up and wave.

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  27. NeighborfromnearbyinDC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic once again! We’re helpful in accommodating request for quiet table location. Sunday dinner time in the summer was easy to get a reservation.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was perfection. It was our first time so I didn’t know that guests use the so to order. I figured it out. We got the vegetarian sharing plate for two and two hot teas. It was a lot of food but we had good leftovers.

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  29. FloydE

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding Ethiopian food (doro wat and awaze tibs), great depth of flavor and spice level; unobtrusive service, comfortable space. Went for lunch after a big dinner the night before, so we didn't get the kitfo (my favorite Ethiopian dish), but definitely want to try their version next time I'm there.

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  30. JocK

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was terrible. Despite ordering on an app right away, it took 20+ minutes to get our drinks….the places wasn’t busy…the bar definitely wasn’t busy. Food then took a long time and then we put in an additional order which we would’ve never received unless we asked for it. Food was pretty good but no better than many other Ethiopian restaurants in the city. Then took 35 minutes to get the check. Overall a really terrible experience, sadly, I would not recommend.

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  31. Najwa

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very delicious, rich and fresh tasting cuisine. We enjoy it every visit.

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  32. MichaelY

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious and service was great as always! Thanks !

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  33. TreverR

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cool vibe and great food! The vegetarian sampler was amazing!

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  34. TonyC

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and great service! I wish I had this restaurant back home

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  35. LeoDC

    Washington DC

    96 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Ethiopic is always a good experience from beginning to end.

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  36. NatashaG

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was solid but not significantly better than other Ethiopian restaurants I have visited. Mostly we were disappointed and frustrated by the service. The server insisted we order from the app on our phones. We should have read the menu more carefully. Thinking the vegetarian platters had samples of all of the vegetarian items in the menu, we order one for two people and one for one person (how they were listed in the menu). Upon receiving our food, we realized the platter for one had fewer dishes on it and the server who delivered our food (different than the one who seated us) asked why we had ordered this way. He said if he had taken our order he would have told us to order the platter for two and then some other dishes so that we could try more things. We never saw a server again until finally our original server returned long after we had finished and were waiting for our bill. The bill included 20% gratuity or we would have left a smaller tip.

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  37. MaryJ

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great food! Nice interior, the hanging baskets are particularly beautiful. Great service!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food - veg platter must order. Overall a very different experience.

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  39. LuckyEl

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was visiting DC. I chose Ethiopic because I’d never had Ethiopian food before and Timeout rated as a must try! It was FABULOUS! Excellent food and service. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience! I highly recommend Ethiopic!

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  40. Maybe

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The lamb tibs and red lentils were great! I ordered the vegetarian sampler with the fried fish and it was a lot of food. Service was excellent and very fast.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ethiopic using the Order Online button. Ethiopic also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Ethiopic also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 675-2066.

Ethiopic is rated 4.7 stars by 1015 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Ethiopic

401 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    H Street Corridor
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Ethiopian, African, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    None
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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