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Ethiopian Restaurant and African Restaurant$$$$
Near Northeast, Washington
  • Has a stamp of approval from Washington Post and Eater
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    • Eater
  • Beverly L.
    "Loved the beef tibs and vegetarian sampler."(5 Tips)
    "Little Ethiopia""(3 Tips)
    "... tomato, and rosemary), vegetarian sampler, and"(3 Tips)
    PAt B.
    "Veggie sampler I, we ordered two to feed 3 people."(4 Tips)
48 Tips and reviews
  • vegetarian food
  • ethiopia
  • Ethiopian food
  • authentic
  • spicy food
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  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 23, 2013
    Though it's outside of DC's own "Little Ethiopia", Ethiopic has established itself as the place to go for traditional Ethiopian fare in a trendy and friendly atmosphere. [Eater 38 Member]
  • GourmetLive
    GourmetLiveJuly 6, 2011
    Food blogger C+C Marriage Factory recommends this spot for its amazing food and wonderful staff. The signature tibs (beef with onions, garlic, jalapeño, tomato, and rosemary), vegetarian sampler, and
    Upvoted Jun 4
  • Washingtonian Magazine
    Washingtonian MagazineOctober 21, 2011
    Some of the area’s best vegetarian eating can be found here. The easiest way to sample the vegetable stews and sautés is to share a generously heaped platter on a round of injera.
    Upvoted Jun 4
  • Derek F.
    Derek FromsonJanuary 26, 2013
    More upscale than many of its Ethiopian counterparts, this is the place to experience spicy, long-cooked stews, the veggie sampler and the sizzling theatrics of meat-and-onion stir-fries called tibs.
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 28, 2011
    Located at the end of the still-developing H Street, Ethiopic turns out an authentic if slightly more upscale than your usual version of Ethiopian cuisine. [Eater 38 Member] Read more
  • Cara
    CaraOctober 27, 2014
    Great place for Ethiopian outside the U St. area. A little fancier/pricier than most Ethiopian places, but always fantastic. Both vegetarian & meat dishes are equally delicious.
  • Riddhima H.
    Riddhima HindujaJuly 27, 2015
    Amazing atmosphere, great for groups. Injera is delicious! And get the Doro Key Wat and Fosolia. Fosolia might be the best vegetarian dish I've ever had #justafoodie
  • Beverly L.
    Beverly LwenyaNovember 10, 2014
    Loved the beef tibs and vegetarian sampler. Wonderful service.
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Washingtonian Magazine
    Washingtonian MagazineJanuary 9, 2012
    Ethiopian restaurants aren’t unusual in DC, but this is the place to experience spicy, long-cooked stews and the sizzling theatrics of the meat-and-onion stir-fries called tibs.
  • Ben R.
    Ben RSeptember 22, 2016
    A little nicer than average Ethiopian places but also a little pricier. Lamb tibs are excellent.
    Upvoted Jun 4
  • Kat
    KatMay 25, 2015
    Absolutely fantastic and authentic Ethiopian food. Gluten free injera (like a sour dough pancake) for $4 extra
  • Washington Post
    Washington PostOctober 12, 2011
    ** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011 ("The city's best source for kitfo -- Ethiopia's fiery, butter-splashed version of steak tartare," writes Tom.)
  • AskMen
    AskMenApril 8, 2010
    Ethiopic, named after an ancient East African language, serves up an array of fiery wots, meaty tibs & rich & raw kitfos, all spread out on those spongy masses of injera flatbread. Read more
  • Stuart D.
    Stuart DummitJune 10, 2014
    Roasted lamb and the vegetable sampler - fantastic!
    Upvoted Jun 4
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsJuly 29, 2014
    You won't find lamb tibs as good as these anywhere else.
  • Tom M.
    Tom MadisonMarch 28, 2011
    If you like spicy, go with the beef tibs and miser wot. The veggie sampler is a lot of food -- I liked some, but not all ... collard greens were good, too.
  • Chris C.
    Chris ColettaDecember 17, 2011
    Everything is good. But get the vegetarian platter. Golly.
    Upvoted Jun 4
  • Stephen S.
    Stephen SandersAugust 30, 2014
    Excellent food at great prices in a very stylish atmosphere. First time? Try a sampler platter. It's enough for two.
  • Brett W.
    Brett WallaceAugust 25, 2013
    Right up there with Dukem. Cooler decor and the window booths are a nice touch.
  • Washington Post M.
    Washington Post ManagerOctober 11, 2011
    ** stars in Tom Sietsema's Fall Dining Guide 2011 ("The city's best source for kitfo -- Ethiopia's fiery, butter-splashed version of steak tartare," writes Tom.)
  • Johanna
    JohannaNovember 25, 2013
    Love the vegetarian sample for two. Try the sparkling Shiraz!
  • Ramya
    RamyaAugust 10, 2014
    Friendly waiters and polite service compensates the average food and shortage of dessert availability after 9pm.
  • Venu
    VenuAugust 30, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Delicious Ethiopian food. Probably best in city over Zenebech.
  • Susan Y.
    Susan YeeAugust 30, 2013
    It was tasty, but if you want a pre-dinner drink, do that elsewhere and then have your dinner.
  • Jackie
    JackieMay 19, 2012
    All vegetarian dishes are made vegan style.
    Upvoted Jun 4
  • PAt B.
    PAt B resingApril 2, 2012
    Veggie sampler I, we ordered two to feed 3 people. Probably a weird choice, but those are the four dishes we wanted.
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinApril 18
    2 samplers are more than enough for 3 hungry people
  • Kate N.
    Kate NodulmanDecember 31, 2012
    Awesome. This entire city is awesome. Get the veggie sampler.
  • Nate T.
    Nate ThamesSeptember 4, 2010
    Go for the vegetarian sampler for two. 7 delicious veggie dishes and enough food to feed 3.
  • Christopher W.
    Christopher WestcottNovember 10, 2013
    The signature beef tibs are where it's at!
  • Lori P.
    Lori Pitts-MorrowJuly 1, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The vegetarian 2 platter!
    Upvoted Jun 4
  • NikkaG
    NikkaGOctober 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the beef tibs.
    Upvoted Jun 4
  • Shivram S.
    Shivram SMarch 20, 2015
    Get the signature shiro. It will blow your mind
  • Kenyan J.
    Kenyan JewelsJune 4, 2014
    Loved the ambiance and the food is great.
  • Gaurav R.
    Gaurav RajeJuly 8, 2012
    Highly recommend reservations
  • Penn A.
    Penn AppetitSeptember 3, 2012
    Fantastic ethiopian food near Union Station
  • ✨Kelsey✨
    Service is slow and inattentive, but the food is amazing
  • Erin H.
    Erin HowardJanuary 6, 2011
    Huge portions!!! One is enough for two people!!!
  • Cleveland C.
    Cleveland ChandlerNovember 2, 2017
    Ethiopic Tibs; Rift Valley Wine
  • Alexander Maximilian
    Alexander MaximilianDecember 30, 2012
    Get the Lentils. They are extremely tasty!
  • Dan B.
    Dan BurkarthSeptember 17, 2012
    Ethiopian woodcuts decorate the walls!
  • Robin
    RobinAugust 16, 2014
    First time here. So far so good!
  • Mike G.
    Mike GarriganSeptember 25, 2010
    ...I liked the beef tibs. Really good.
  • Barka S.
    Barka ShimelisOctober 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    A bit pricey, the kitfo is worth it!
  • Robb F.
    Robb FitzsimmonsJuly 26, 2014
    Washingtonian recommends the doro wat.
  • Shawn M.
    Shawn McDermottMarch 25, 2012
    Best Kitfo in town!
  • Kasimira Yasmin
    Kasimira YasminDecember 30, 2012
    The staff was very nice.
  • Jennifer
    JenniferDecember 3, 2012
    Great food, terrible service
    Upvoted Jun 4
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