Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant

Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant

(Now Closed)
Ethiopian Restaurant
2434 18th St NW (Between Columbia Rd. & Belmont st.), Washington, D.C. 20009, United States
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Dinner
Drinks:
Beer, Wine
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
No

Authentic Ethiopian Cusine; Meskerem has been serving the Best Ethiopian Food that DC has to offer since 1985... http://www.facebook.com/MeskeremRestaurant

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  • What you need to know
    Edith P.
    "Honey wine is not to be missed!"(3 Tips)
    Serious Eats
    "Go for the spicy, buttery kitfo, Ethiopia's take on tartare."(2 Tips)
    Emily M.
    "Get the vegetarian sampler plate!"(3 Tips)
    Ivan V.
    "Best Kitfo in the USA."(2 Tips)
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  • kitfo
  • honey wine
  • spicy food
  • Ethiopian food
  • tomato salad
  • tartare
  • good service
  • great value
  • vegetarian food
  • minced beef
  • stout beers
  • tilapia
  • good for a quick meal
  • lamb
  • shrimp
  • sampler platter
  • dinner
  • fun atmosphere
  • exotic
  • Chris H.

    Tiny portions. This place is a joke.

    Chris H. · April 19
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  • Max K.

    Smallest portions ever.

    Max K · April 5
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  • Eric V.

    Injera yumm

    Eric V · March 16
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  • Charles O.

    Tilapia fantastic!, but where did my fork go?!

    Charles Owen · November 18, 2014
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  • Cara

    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.

    Cara · September 19, 2014
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  • Emily M.

    Get the vegetarian sampler plate! So delicious.

    Emily McNish · August 16, 2014
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  • Serious Eats

    Go for the spicy, buttery kitfo, Ethiopia's take on tartare.

    Serious Eats · July 29, 2014
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  • Kat L.

    Special tibbs is delicious!

    Kat L · January 20, 2014
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  • Lacey C.

    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+.

    Lacey Capps · September 16, 2013
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  • Malik N.

    Visit us at: http://meskeremethiopianrestaurantdc.com/gallery.html

    Malik Nafa · July 10, 2013
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  • Malik N.

    At Meskerem, we like to bring to you the

    Malik Nafa · July 10, 2013
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  • Stephen M.

    Avoid this place unless you like the tourist version of Ethiopian food. U Street is a better bet.

    Stephen M · March 19, 2013
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  • Kathryn C.

    Fun atmosphere and great food! The sampler platter is a ton of food and lets you try a little bit of everything.

    Kathryn Clark · February 17, 2013
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  • Sara A.

    Delicious! Get the sampler platter. It's so much delicious food! Go home happy.

    Sara Allen · February 17, 2013
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  • Ivan V.

    Best Kitfo in the USA. Don't be afraid of raw meat!

    Ivan Vidyakin · January 5, 2013
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  • Bruno M.

    Food was ok, service was below average!

    Bruno Muscolino · October 6, 2012
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  • Joseph P.

    Great atmosphere. Most places have better enjera though: here it breaks easier.

    Joseph Peterson · September 2, 2012
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  • Jeb G.

    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.

    Jeb Gavin · August 30, 2012
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  • DistrictBlake !.

    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.

    DistrictBlake !!! · July 6, 2012
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  • Shaina B.

    Great food and service. If you're looking for good food and something different definitely go there.

    Shaina Boswell · July 4, 2012
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  • Malcolm W.

    The lentils are good

    Malcolm Womack · November 23, 2011
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  • Mahreen Y.

    worst macaroni grill ever!

    Mahreen Younus · November 18, 2011
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  • Edith P.

    Honey wine is not to be missed!

    Edith Petrovics · July 31, 2011
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  • 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

    Leila Party Girl👑 · June 19, 2011
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  • CJ W.

    Now serving Enat Ethiopian Tej (honey wine). Not the best I've had, but much, much better than the others.

    CJ Wallington · May 13, 2011
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  • Noah K.

    Get the honey wine!

    Noah Kunin · May 7, 2011
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  • Ben C.

    The shrimp is amazing.

    Ben Cabangun · December 16, 2010
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  • Evan M.

    best Shuro Watt you get in this city!

    Evan Moody · July 23, 2010
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  • Spencer F.

    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.

    Spencer Flagg · June 21, 2010
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  • Jenny Y.

    Share the communally-served Meskerem Messob sampler with friends - just make sure their hands are clean! Read more

    Jenny Yousfi · March 10, 2010
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  • Catherine

    Eat with your hands and don't fear the injara. Ethiopian is a DC delicacy.

    Catherine · January 5, 2010
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  • Steve M.

    Eat with your hands. Make a mess. Break the ice with someone.

    Steve Malloy · September 29, 2009
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  • Jessica V.

    Visit DC. Don't miss the Ethiopian cuisine @ Meskerem .

    Jessica Valenzuela · May 26, 2009
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