Ethiopic

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$30 and under
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Ethiopian

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Good Vegetarian Options
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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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Complimentary specials

Half priced Ethiopian bottle of wine Wednesday!

Enjoy half priced Ethiopian bottle wine each Wednesday when you dine in with us!

$5 Ethiopian wines,$5 Ethiopian beers, $5 appetizer

Enjoy $5 drink special and appetizer

What 881 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.3
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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
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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LDot
Richmond
1 review
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
10 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
5 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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vipfloridavisitor
Washington DC
54 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!

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Sadie
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MeaghanL
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipTonyawatha
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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RandR
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipDFDC
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is excellent and so was the service

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vipdcdiner
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely love Ethiopic! Best Ethiopian restaurant in DC!

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vipJack
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

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.

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 4.6 stars by 881 OpenTable diners.

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