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Zorba's Cafe

Greek Restaurant$$$$
Dupont Circle, Washington
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  • Matt B.
    "Chicken souvlaki is very good as well."(4 Tips)
    Ellie M.
    "Authentic Greek food that is naturally healthy & satisfying."(2 Tips)
    Travis M.
    "Gotta get the gyro"(7 Tips)
    Melissa E.
    "Try the falafel sandwich and sit on the 2nd floor."(3 Tips)
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  • DC Dining Adventures
    The Greek-Fire Feta or Tirokafteri is a great way to start the meal - spicy Feta cheese whipped with red pepper and Greek olive oil, served with crisp Greek pittas.
  • DC Dining Adventures
    Order the tasty Shish Kabob made with marinated beef tenderloin, skewered with onions, tomatoes & bell peppers, served over rice with a house made bread roll.
  • Trish T.
    Trish TheDishAugust 18, 2014
    Delicious! Gluten free friendly to the max. You order inside then wait for your food to be ready then you seat yourself-- pretty nice to save on a tip so you can spend more on good food!
  • Lauren K.
    Lauren KarasekOctober 27, 2010
    Great patio and reasonably priced food, it's the one place my mom and I can agree on when she visits. I love that the beer always comes in a frosted mug and all of the fries are superb.
  • Washingtonian Magazine
    Washingtonian MagazineOctober 21, 2011
    If you’re after something quick, the excellent pork souvlaki wrapped with feta in warm, soft pita is the way to go—it’s one of our favorite sandwiches in the area
  • Q R.
    Q RobersonJanuary 9, 2013
    Ordered a gyro so I could compare it to other Greek restaurants. Hands down, one of the best I've had. Very flavorful. This place is going on my favs list.
  • Daniel F.
    Daniel FerroJune 22, 2012
    Great place to get drunk cheap. The carafe of Greek house white is a steal and delicious. Stay away from familiar grapes like moscato. Try moschefilero. The Greeks do dry white like no one else.
  • Ellie M.
    Ellie MoondogApril 14, 2010
    Authentic Greek food that is naturally healthy & satisfying. I used to eat here weekly with a group of friends - everyone found something they liked, and there are lots of vegetarian options. Read more
  • Oleg T.
    Great authentic greek mousaka served with salad and bread! And big pitcher of cold beer!!! Great dishes and fair price
  • Ricardo H.
    Ricardo HarvinApril 5, 2014
    The Vegetable Meze, with sides of pita, and hummus, is a tasty, light, and healthy meal.
  • Matt B.
    Matt BernsteinAugust 11, 2014
    Best falafel in DC. Great salads. Chicken souvlaki is very good as well.
    Upvoted Jul 16
  • Jessica P.
    Great Greek food. A bit pricey. A mix of casual fast food and sit down.
  • Phoenix R.
    Phoenix RoblesFebruary 8, 2012
    When you order hummus, they give you a lot! Order an extra pita or two ;-) *...
  • Maxwell Z.
    Maxwell ZOctober 31, 2010
    Souvlaki or Gyro Plate. You will not regret - especially when paired with a pitcher.
  • ALe
    ALeApril 15, 2013
    The Zorba's combination platter is very good. Yeah, the 2nd floor is better to sit.
  • Victoria A.
    Victoria AndreevaJuly 2, 2014
    Amazing food and cozy atmosphere ... One of the best places in DC
  • Akash J.
    Akash JayaprakashOctober 2, 2012
    Chickpea salad is like taboulleh with chickpeas. Lovely on a hot summer day.
  • Charley
    CharleyJune 18, 2012
    So I can't say this for certain because it has been tasty before, but the falafel they have now is probably the most terrible thing I've ever eaten. Period.
  • Hoda
    HodaFebruary 7, 2014
    sit on the 2nd floor and enjoy the great atmosphere and the delicious Greek food :)
  • Karen J.
    Karen JoseNovember 13, 2010
    First time and it was great! Recommend getting the Zorba combo platter.
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WeinsteinDecember 14, 2014
    Kabab platter, sit up stairs, house red.
  • dre b.
    dre balyJuly 22, 2011
    The Greek fries is a must! Tenderly fried in peanut oil.
  • Diana H.
    Diana HandMarch 31, 2010
    Friendly staff and definitely brings you back to Greece!
  • S J.
    S JMay 27, 2014
    Great food, lovely staff and a wonderful atmosphere!!
  • Norie W.
    Norie WrightMarch 5, 2015
    A classic Greek place. The best in DuPont.
  • Huma
    HumaApril 24, 2011
    The fish is oddly listed in the vegetarian menu, but SO good.
  • Amelia
    AmeliaSeptember 3, 2010
    The vegetarian platter and spanakopita here is amazing.
  • Daniel R.
    Daniel RoestorfMay 25, 2012
    Arnáki sto Foύrno just might be the best lamb you'll ever taste in your life.
  • Lisa P.
    Lisa PonzioMarch 16, 2013
    The half carafe is enough for two. ;)
  • Mike P.
    Mike PetrucciMarch 6, 2011
    Try the Yero platter and get a side of rice. Amazing!
  • Duck
    DuckJanuary 27
    Everything. Awesome owner!
  • Ferchichi A.
    Ferchichi AhmedSeptember 5, 2011
    The best greec restaurant in DC near Dupont circle
  • Lolly W.
    Lolly WDecember 10, 2011
    Try the fasolia platter - so delicious!
  • Melissa E.
    Melissa EvansSeptember 9, 2009
    Try the falafel sandwich and sit on the 2nd floor.
  • David C.
    David CopelandDecember 27, 2010
    Italian sandwich rules. I know it's a Greek place, but still…
  • Jules B.
    Jules BuiAugust 28, 2013
    Very good pork souvlaki
  • Aru S.
    Aru SOctober 2, 2010
    I found the falafel sandwich to be overrated (it was too mushy). The chicken dishes are well cooked, though.
  • Constantino D.
    The tzaziki here is one of the (very) few things I miss about DC.
  • Ab
    AbJuly 2, 2015
    Go Lamb Yero! Go Salad!
  • Charley
    CharleyJune 30, 2011
    Best budget Greek food in DC
  • Mike P.
    Mike PetrucciMarch 6, 2011
    Sit on the 2nd floor. Great view!
  • Leanne J.
    Leanne JakubowskiMay 15, 2010
    Best falafel sandwich I've ever had.
  • Ria H.
    Ria HenaresAugust 12, 2011
    Sit upstairs! Nice view :)
  • Eric
    EricSeptember 25, 2012
    Get the gyro. Soooo good.
  • Seth R.
    Seth RosenblattDecember 2, 2012
    Sometimes like now makes me very sick. Not sure of cleanliness here.
  • Mackenzie M.
    Mackenzie MorganSeptember 4, 2011
    Try the white bean dip
  • becca g.
    becca gibsonAugust 8, 2014
    Delicious gyro!
  • Alexis J.
    Alexis JamesJune 30, 2014
    Service okay but food great!
  • Travis M.
    Travis MillerNovember 3, 2015
    Gotta get the gyro
  • Chiara D.
    Chiara DoveriSeptember 19, 2015
    Birra ottima,antipasto buono e abbondante.
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