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Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant

Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant

(Now Closed)
Ethiopian Restaurant$$$$
Adams Morgan, Washington
33 Tips and reviews
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  • Chris H.
    Chris H.April 19, 2015
    Tiny portions. This place is a joke.
  • Max K.
    Max KApril 5, 2015
    Smallest portions ever.
  • Eric V.
    Eric VMarch 16, 2015
    Injera yumm
  • Charles O.
    Charles OwenNovember 18, 2014
    Tilapia fantastic!, but where did my fork go?!
  • Cara
    CaraSeptember 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Everyone knows U St. for Ethiopian, but that doesn't mean there aren't great places off the strip. Meskerem is a DC classic that beats plenty of the more well-known joins on U.
  • Emily M.
    Emily McNishAugust 16, 2014
    Get the vegetarian sampler plate! So delicious.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsJuly 29, 2014
    Go for the spicy, buttery kitfo, Ethiopia's take on tartare.
  • Kat L.
    Kat LJanuary 20, 2014
    Special tibbs is delicious!
  • Lacey C.
    Lacey CappsSeptember 16, 2013
    First & last visit. Save your money & make your way to Etete on U street or Ethiopic on H street or any of the others for that matter. Placed was dirty & food was mediocre. Service C+.
  • Malik N.
    Malik NafaJuly 10, 2013
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  • Malik N.
    Malik NafaJuly 10, 2013
    At Meskerem, we like to bring to you the
  • Stephen M.
    Stephen MMarch 19, 2013
    Avoid this place unless you like the tourist version of Ethiopian food. U Street is a better bet.
  • Kathryn C.
    Kathryn ClarkFebruary 17, 2013
    Fun atmosphere and great food! The sampler platter is a ton of food and lets you try a little bit of everything.
  • Sara A.
    Sara AllenFebruary 17, 2013
    Delicious! Get the sampler platter. It's so much delicious food! Go home happy.
  • Ivan V.
    Ivan VidyakinJanuary 5, 2013
    Best Kitfo in the USA. Don't be afraid of raw meat!
  • Bruno M.
    Bruno MuscolinoOctober 6, 2012
    Food was ok, service was below average!
  • Joseph P.
    Joseph PetersonSeptember 2, 2012
    Great atmosphere. Most places have better enjera though: here it breaks easier.
  • Jeb G.
    Jeb GavinAugust 30, 2012
    Great Lamb, amazing mother and child, spicy and delicious tomato salad, but the lentils were a little cold and undercooked. I'd definitely come back, though.
  • DistrictBlake !.
    DistrictBlake !!!July 6, 2012
    This was marginal Ethiopian food. Even with the Scoutmob 50% off it was not worth it. Food was very bland, vegetable were over cooked and the injera had no flavor. This was very disappointing.
  • Shaina B.
    Shaina BoswellJuly 4, 2012
    Great food and service. If you're looking for good food and something different definitely go there.
  • Malcolm W.
    Malcolm WomackNovember 23, 2011
    The lentils are good
  • Mahreen Y.
    Mahreen YounusNovember 18, 2011
    worst macaroni grill ever!
  • Edith P.
    Edith PetrovicsJuly 31, 2011
    Honey wine is not to be missed!
  • Leila P.
    When u ask for water make sure u say tap or they'll bring out a bottle of water and charge u for it! Overall service suxed and the food was not appetizing at all. The beef & veggie samona was good tho
  • CJ W.
    CJ WallingtonMay 13, 2011
    Now serving Enat Ethiopian Tej (honey wine). Not the best I've had, but much, much better than the others.
  • Noah K.
    Noah KuninMay 7, 2011
    Get the honey wine!
  • Ben C.
    Ben CabangunDecember 16, 2010
    The shrimp is amazing.
  • Evan M.
    Evan MoodyJuly 23, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    best Shuro Watt you get in this city!
  • Spencer F.
    Spencer FlaggJune 21, 2010
    Get the Ethiopian Stout. I always get the imported 'local' beer when eating out at these exotic places and this beer was hands-down the best I've had.
  • Jenny Y.
    Jenny YousfiMarch 10, 2010
    Share the communally-served Meskerem Messob sampler with friends - just make sure their hands are clean! Read more
  • Catherine
    CatherineJanuary 5, 2010
    Eat with your hands and don't fear the injara. Ethiopian is a DC delicacy.
  • Steve M.
    Steve MalloySeptember 29, 2009
    Eat with your hands. Make a mess. Break the ice with someone.
  • Jessica V.
    Jessica ValenzuelaMay 26, 2009
    Visit DC. Don't miss the Ethiopian cuisine @ Meskerem .
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