Mama Ayesha's

Middle Eastern
1967 Calvert St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20009 1967 Calvert St. NW, Washington DC Directions
Today 12:00 PM - 9:30 PM Open All Hours
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89% of 701 customers recommended

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About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Cafe, African, Lebanese
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun-Thu
    12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    Fri-Sat
    12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Cuisine
    Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Cafe, African, Lebanese
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Valet
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Gluten Free Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
  • Vegan Options
    Yes
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Report | 10 days ago
Great authentic ambience, excellent menu including vegetarian selections, Rey moderate prices, flawless service. Strongly recommend DD, MDL 5 Feb 2016.
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Report | 14 days ago
Great food and atmosphere
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Report | a month ago
Awsome food.
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Report | a month ago
Lamb shanks and any of the stuffed veggies are great.
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Report | a month ago
Great date night place, nice ambience
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Report | 2 months ago
Highly recommended. Beautiful place, great food!
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Report | 2 months ago
Delicious food wonderful service! Ahmir made great suggestions and took care of us like family.
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Report | 2 months ago
Mama Ayesha's is always a solid place to eat.
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Report | 2 months ago
We had a great shared meal -- 6-7 different appetizers and 2 entrees -- all very good -
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Report | 5 months ago
Delicious Arabic food!! Just like mom used to make it!
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From Our Editors

By the 1940s, Mama Ayesha Abraham had already established herself as a successful young farmer in Jerusalem. But instead of adding to her more than 20 farms, she decided to move to the United States, where she found work in the kitchen of the Syrian Embassy. After many years and countless orders for Capital Hill’s elite, she opened a restaurant called Calvert Café.

Today, her nephews and great nephews manage the restaurant, which has been renamed Mama Ayesha's and has been family-owned-and-operated for more than five decades. But her presence is still felt. Her recipes are used to make the eatery’s kebabs and Middle Eastern dishes, and her image appears outside the restaurant on a large mural that also features several recent presidents.

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12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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