Ethiopic

4.7
889 Reviews
$30 and under
Ethiopian

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Good Vegetarian Options
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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Natmetoday
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

They didn’t seem very interested in if they had customers or not. They had all the doors locked and we had to bang to get them to open the door.

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vipJohnD
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We made reservations but there was a "Closed" sign on the front door when we got there. Someone finally told us to go around the side where the owner was working inside. The food was its usual very good quality and we had a nice time dining outside in the pleasant weather.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelle t Ethiopian food and great atmosphere

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tcdc
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Is it weird that it is several days later and I'm still thinking about this meal? I would highly recommend Ethiopic. The food was amazing and service was impeccable even with COVID streamlining and measures.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything about the experience was amazing. The outdoor seating was nice and well lit even on a cloudy night. The honey butterscotch wine was delicious and helped to keep us warm. The service was great and it was really easy to place our order online to dine in. The food was perfection! We did the veggie platter w/fried fish and the awaze tibs. It came with a basket of injera that was more than enough for two people. Can’t wait to go back for another dine in experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on the patio and had a great experience. The service was quick and efficient. You order and pay from your phone, which was nice. Tried the sampler with fish, beef samusas and the honey wine. Everything was fresh and filling. Already looking forward to my next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and the service was even better. The COVID-19 precautions were excellent: no touch in app payment, online menu, limited interaction, and limited outdoor seating only. Great place. Order the “bee D’vine” wine.

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mwright
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent wait staff who were very attentive and friendly - were willing to be flexible on menu choices.

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NanaA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious we ate so much ! The service was wonderful and it’s such a lovely space. Would definitely recommend to others !

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MadeleineG
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food at a great price. It was relatively quiet on a Sunday afternoon.

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vippateb
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ethiopic is reliably good very time we go there for dinner.

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LDot
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing experience. I truly enjoyed trying a brand new place and food. My girlfriend enjoyed it as well.

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BobbiC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This restaurant was beautiful with the dim lights and candles. It was my first time eating Ethiopian food so I relied heavily on the servers suggestions. The server suggested lamb and beef tibs - we went with lamb tibs and spicy chicken instead and were glad that we did due to the sauce alone. The lamb tibs seemed flavorless in comparison to the chicken. When bringing our food, the server took his time to explain how to eat the food with our hands (this was so much fun!) The only complaint that I could make is that in all of this, there was no suggestion of adding a veggie. Our food was great, but it was all meat and bread... I feel like it was missing that pop of a vegetable.

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vipRegrefe
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Tried this on a whim. Good food but small portions. Miss the more traditional way of serving the food on a platter lined with injera. Great coffee!

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Cree
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food is consistently good. Service is always very slow, but work the wait.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the servers were helpful and attentive.

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SusanR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food. Huge number of plant-based options and good value for the money. I am a fan

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NomNom
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing tibs and bozena shiro! Always solid food and fairly affordable.

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vippateb
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My favorite Ethiopian restaurant - in fact one of my favorite restaurants period.

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AnneW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Very great food. Love the sampler platters. The server did not seem to understand cocktails at all and that was kind of comical. Vodka cranberry was delivered with lots of vodka and splash of cranberry.. It was funny.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Excellent! Loved it!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Best food we have had here in Washington DC!

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YvesL
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, new taste. Staff is nice and efficient.

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HoboSue
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, authentic, great service!!

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vipChandlerF
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a New Year’s Eve dinner and it was great! Very nice, attentive staff. Delicious food. Our waitress made recommendations for what to order based on our preferences since we have only eaten Ethiopian a few times, and it was awesome.

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DanielD
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first experience with authentic Ethiopian food. The server was very courteous and the food was delicious. The restaurant was quiet and lighting was nice. A perfect way to enjoy food at a table with a friend or two.

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vipDonP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was an outstanding representative of Ethiopian cuisine and took the time to explain Ingira to my nephew. I am sorry I don’t have her name be she is great.

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vipJennyfromMaine
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

First of all, the food was absolutely delicious. Vegetarian and beef options were top notch. But the service, while pleasant, was S-L-O-W!!!!!!

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Jill
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was fantastic, the service excellent.

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CharleyH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is a good place both for those that are new to Ethiopian food as well as regulars.

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ZachS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipsmitty
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

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vipjeffreys
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing.

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JerryS
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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

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vipsheEats
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

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.

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Chihuahua
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AnnC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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!

FAQs

Ethiopic does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, 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 889 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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