Ethiopic

4.6
903 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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vipBD2019
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

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vipKateTheFoodie
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Ethiopic. They are so hospitable and accommodating. Will continue to bring friends and visitors here!

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Luiza
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and great service. Tasty food

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was super good! Would definitely go again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Ethiopian food in the city!

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BeckyJ
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I do not usually eat spicy foods so the food was a bit spicy, as expected. The food was delicious! You eat with your hands, but they had utensils just in case. Great for casual or romantic. You must request specific seating in the comments section when making reservations, i.e., outside or nook/cranny.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food is good, but I really don’t like the completely hands off ordering. To get a refill of soda we had to go back to the website to order more. It just felt so impersonal.

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babsy23
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

The service was pretty bad from the get go. I understand many restaurants are severely understaffed right now so was willing to overlook most of it. But after ordering and waiting for an hour for our food to come out - which would make sense of everyone around us was waiting as well - but people who’d arrived and been seated at least 15 minutes after us were halfway into their meals - we finally flagged someone down to ask about it. A few minutes later we got half our order. We waited a bit - maybe 15 minutes - for our sides but when they didn’t come out we, again, had to ask another server when they’d deliver that. Our table wasn’t cleared of drink bottles and empty glasses to make space for entree dishes so we placed them on the floor until someone noticed them almost 20 minutes later… I know it’s hard for restaurants right now so I feel bad even complaining but this was pretty terrible service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, the staff was friendly and super helpful. We were able to sit outside and enjoy the evening. Food was delicious, we ordered the vegetarian sampler and a few non vegetarian dishes. Excellent all around!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is good but the service is a little weird now especially when you have to scan things in but I’ve seen other places do it better… No one came to ask us if we needed anything at all during the meal and we didn’t eat things and we had to keep trying to get the waitresses attention…

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WilliamH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The restaurant staff do as much as possible to not interact with patrons. Order online - and despite no confirmation that your order was received - the food came out. Most of it as they forgot the sides. Lots of folks with water jugs to help out. Very good food and good spot for bigger groups. Paying for everything when you order makes you “attempt” to figure out what service tip should be Bizarre

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Cree
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good is always good and fresh. I always get the veg 2 with fish and the spicy lamb. Delicious!

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ShellyW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flavorful with a variety of choices from vegan, vegetarian, and lamb/chicken/beef. The desserts are the right size and delicious. Good selection of alcoholic/non-alcoholic beverages. Spacious seating indoor and outdoor patio. Make reservations.

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Vineet
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time having Ethiopian for me, loved every bit of it!

It took them some time to attend us at the entrance. The ordering is through the mobile web, did not know till the server told me otherwise I would have ordered faster.

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Opentablepoints
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience1

Food was great. Way too loud.

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vipGina
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Ethiopian restaurant

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vipMGCF
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding food in a lovely atmosphere. We'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food.

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Jason
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food is amazing! The service left a lot to be desired. Placed our order at around 8:20 and didn’t get appetizers until 9pm. Between those times, we didn’t see a waiter once. We had to flag down a waiter to get water, twice. Totally understand being busy and short staffed, but something like a water refill is easy to do. Great value for food.

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vipAngelika
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy to be able to dine-in and enjoy quality Ethiopian.

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Robert
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best sit downs I had in a while. Food was amazing. Service was helpful and informative. And the food was extremely delicious!! I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This place is awesome. Really authentic Ethiopian food, to the extent of no silverware! My family and I were pleasantly surprised by that and really enjoyed fully immersing ourselves in the Ethiopian style of eating. The food was excellent- beef tibs were probably our favorite portion but the fried fish and veggie sampler was also excellent.

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vipAndrewT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice cute place with very solid Ethiopian food! Very kind staff too. Reasonably priced.

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vipShonta19125
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was delicious and we truly enjoyed the food. The folks that worked at restaurant really did a phenomenal job and we appreciated the attentiveness. The food was delicious and very filling. You don’t need appetizers as the vegetarian II with fish was amazing and plenty!

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Emharri3
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience2

Really one of the better high-end Ethiopian restaurants in DC. You have a lot of options here, and for cuisine from the horn of Africa I would recommend the Eritrean community center. But if you’re looking for a good date spot, and you live closer to H street or Capitol Hill, Ethiopic is your spot.

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vipWhittington
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always tasty food worth the parking hassle! The fish and vegetables never disappoint.

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DamonA
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary with dinner. At the end, they provided a free bottle of wine 🍷

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JessicaM
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was AMAZING. I would definitely recommending coming here!

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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
31 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
5 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
3 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
6 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
16 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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LDot
Richmond
3 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.

FAQs

Ethiopic does offer 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 4.6 stars by 903 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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