Ethiopian food works best when you don’t use silverware, much like eating pizza or performing an appendectomy. Give your favorite dish a hand with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $12 for $24 worth of Ethiopian cuisine for two
- $24 for $50 worth of Ethiopian cuisine for four or more
- $75 for $150 worth of catered Ethiopian cuisine
Dine-in guests can sample classic Ethiopian dishes such as the doro wat with chicken sautéed in red garlic, ginger, and other spices ($12.50), the sautéed lamb of the lega tibs ($12.95), or vegetarian dishes including the spicy red lentils of the yemisir wot ($9.50) and the sautéed spinach and peppers of the gomen ($9.50). Catering prices vary by entrees and number of sides chosen, but typically start at $15 per person.
In many ways, Axum Restaurant is like any good traditional Ethiopian eatery, with meaty dishes served family-style over a layer of injera—the country’s signature flatbread. Yet the restaurant stands out from the pack thanks to the faster-paced activity in the bar area, where local DJs and bands spark late-night dance parties with their pulsing tunes. This modernity carries over to the kitchen as well. Here, chefs concoct traditional doro wat chicken alongside American staples such as chicken sandwiches. The staff also specializes in lamb dishes simmering in herb-filled stews, but create a full range of vegetarian options to mix up their routine, much like replacing a desk chair with an wild pony.
What some people are buzzing about:
As for the service, they were incredibly friendly. The owner came over twice to ask how we liked it and was very engaging in conversation.Leigh D., Yelp, 9/18/12
And the quality of the dishes truly feels homemade.Michael G., Yelp, 10/5/12
79% of 199 customers recommend
“The vegetarian platter was delicious and service was great! ”
“Good was great and nice people running the restaurant.”
“Great food and service!”
U Street - Cardozo
1934 9th Street Northwest
Washington, District of Columbia 20001