Ethiopian in Adams Morgan


Meskerem, named for the first month of the Ethiopian calendar, remains a stalwart of quality despite many years on the block. It's the just-seared lamb served in spicy sauce, the wat (stew) scooped with spongy injer…
Ethiopian in Northern Virginia

Abay Market

Tucked into a strip mall between a bunch of hideous apartment blocks and corporate towers is the best Ethiopian food we’ve had in the metro area. Abay is the real deal, run by an Ethiopian former air-force officer, …
Ethiopian in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights


In the small ethnic enclave on 9th St sometimes called ‘Little Ethiopia’, Etete serves authentic and high-quality food – fiery yebeg wat (spicy lamb stew), tender goden tibs (marinated short beef ribs), bountiful ve…
Ethiopian in Capitol Hill & Southeast DC


In a city with no shortage of Ethiopian joints, Ethiopic stands above the rest. Top marks go to the various wats (stews) and the signature tibs (sauteed meat and veg), derived from tender lamb that has sat in a bath…
Ethiopian in Logan Circle, U Street & Columbia Heights


The area around 9th and U Sts is known as Little Ethiopia for its slew of shops and restaurants. Hole-in-the-wall Zenebech is a bit off the path, but it prepares terrific injera (spongy bread) and hot spiced wats (s…
Ethiopian in White House Area & Foggy Bottom

Lilypad on the Run

Ethiopian meat and veggie combos that make you want to lick the styrofoam container.