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Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant
Ethiopian Restaurant$$
Today 12PM–12AM
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2434 18th St NW Washington, DC 20009
2434 18th Street NorthwestUSDistrict of ColumbiaWashington20009
$$Ethiopian Restaurant, Takeout Restaurant
Ethiopian Restaurant
Takeout Restaurant
African Restaurant
Vegetarian Restaurant
East African Restaurant
Bar
Today 12PM–12AM
Friday 12PM–12AMSaturday 12PM–12AMSunday 12PM–12AMMonday 5–11PMTuesday 5–11PMWednesday 5–11PMThursday 5–11PM
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Long-running Ethiopian eatery serving standards & more at regular or woven-basket tables.- Google
"The veggie platter had numerous dishes and their taste varied."
"The waitress sneered when we asked for tap water instead of bottled."
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John Hanou
a year ago
Injera bread crumbled at our fingertips. ...under the dishes. It was also ice cold on the tray. The bathroom was dirty. ..no way to dry my hands....except with toilet paper. A gnat in my beer glass. Got the top combo with veggies and meat....missing cabbage side. When asked the waitress came back with the side in a dish and dumped it on our tray. ...all over everything else. Next time I go to DC I'm going back to my favorite on U Street. .Dukem.
Mac N
a year ago
I really enjoyed the food at Meskerem! Ordered the veggie platter, and the tibbs, which were both wonderful. The veggie platter had numerous dishes and their taste varied. Liked the atmosphere, however the building could use a bit of a touch up.
Isabela Leech
a year ago
The service was below average, our waitress did not smile once or say anything really helpful. We asked for a platter for three people and we got the smallest portions that were big enough for one person to eat even though they charge you 13.99 per person. I asked if they had Ethiopian coffee and our waitress said yes but came back with regular coffee, I asked another waitress who said that was all they served. I gave it 3 stars because the food we did get tasted good.
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Shana Manuel
a year ago
Great Ethiopian food that's reasonably priced, located in Adams Morgan on a strip containing many ethnic food restaurants. The family and I had a sampler plate with lamb, beef, chicken and 2 vegetable sides. We were able to eat at a traditional, small and low to the ground table. I absolutely love the fresh, slightly sour and spongy injera bread!
JC Kollmorgen
a year ago
They have plenty of seating for a large group. The food is on point and the price is great with a groupon. Best to eat on the second floor where it's a little quieter. It's not my favorite Ethiopian restaurant in DC but it's up there.
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David Hodge
a year ago
Great Ethiopian food served communal style. The different dishes are set upon a large flat bread, Injera. It is great for a group and you can share different dishes, using the Injera to 'sandwich' the Tibbs dishes (beef). All dishes very well seasoned and a great selection of vegetarian options. The decor appears to be traditional Ethiopian and seats seem to be made from leather.
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Ideen Solhtalab
2 years ago
The ambiance and layout of the restaurant is nice. The service was friendly. And the food was tasty! We had the Meskerem Messob, which is a pretty sweet array of different meats and vegetables over "injera" bread.
Kelsey Pasquarell
3 years ago
Unlike many of the reviewers here, I have never had a problem with the service or aggressive waitresses. I usually go with 2-3 friends and we each order an $11 sampler plate for $22-$33 total (this comes on a big combined soft bread platter base with three servings of each sample) with a bottle of honey wine (about $25) which is one of the most delicious experiences of my life. It really is very affordable for dinner in the area. We leave a typical 15-20% tip and they are very willing to split the check in whatever complicated way you request. The food is delicious and fun to eat. It comes with a basket of bread (a sort of flat, spongy sourdough--same as the platter base) which is used in place of utensils to scoop up bits of food, so be prepared to be a little messy! The best part is eating the platter base because it has soaked up all the juices of the food. They provide a wet towlette at the end of the meal to clean your fingers. If you go upstairs to the loft, decor is traditional: Stool-chairs around basket tables.
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