Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant DC

2434 18th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009 Directions
+12024624100
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82% of 576 customers recommended

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Meskerem messob per person:
$13.95 one person
$26.95 two people
$13.50 three or more people

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About this business

  • Cuisine
    Ethiopian, African, Fast Food, Catering, Vegetarian
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Website
    meskeremethiopianrestaurantdc.com
  • Price
    $$$$$
  • Cuisine
    Ethiopian, African, Fast Food, Catering, Vegetarian
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Street
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Vegetarian Options
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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Tips

250
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Report | 8 months ago
The food was Awesome! I'll be going back!
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Report | 8 months ago
The sampler plate was awesome. The Ethiopian beer was great!
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Report | 8 months ago
Being willing to try new and unusual foods.
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Report | 8 months ago
Great food. Rude waitress. Good deal.
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Report | 8 months ago
Food was excellent!
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Report | 8 months ago
One meal is more than enough for one person; so consider sharing a meal and getting an app.
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Report | 8 months ago
get the Meskram tips
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Report | 8 months ago
I was told by the waitress that if you tip, the tip should be based on the original price of the tab. So be prepared.
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Report | 10 months ago
You can't go wrong with any dish as long as you order a glass of honey or their spice infused hot tea.
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Report | 10 months ago
Down right great Ethopian food!
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From Our Editors

Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant takes its name from the first month of the Ethiopian calendar, which typically signifies the end of the three-month rainy season and the beginning of more favorable weather. The chefs draw inspiration from this sense of joyous bounty while preparing the menu of spicy stews, sautéed meats, and puréed vegetables, which they serve atop family-style platters perfect for sharing. Instead of relying on the silverware or grease troughs typically found in many American restaurants, they line each communal platter of entrees with spongy injera, a sourdough bread made from teff or fermented whole wheat that allows diners to scoop individual bites off the serving trays. The injera's slight tang lends a distinctive flavor to the rest of the cuisine, which includes lamb in a mild blend of string beans, carrots, and potatoes as well as collard greens in a berbere sauce, a spicy concoction that draws heat from its eponymous Ethiopian pepper.

The owners also work to replicate and share Ethiopia’s high regard for community and relaxing meal times by inviting guests to cluster around their low-slung tables and recline on one of the dining room's 100-year-old chairs.

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People flock to D. C. from all over the world, and Washington, D. C. food reflects the variety of cultures found here. Rasika serves Indian fare that's spicy and delicious, while Zaytinya offers small plates of Turkish, Greek, and Lebanese food that's perfect for sharing. Bistrot du Coin offers French food in a lively atmosphere and an excellent wine list. For something out of the ordinary, Etete is one of the best Ethiopian restaurants in the city, serving spicy food eaten with the traditional spongy Ethiopian bread.

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