Cheap Eats 2013: Ethiopic
Quick reviews of ethnic cuisines you can experience for less than $25 a person, tax and tip included.
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Jessica Voelker, Anna Spiegel
Comments () | Published August 19, 2013
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Ethiopic
Address: 401 H St., NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-675-2066
Neighborhood: H Street NE, Capitol Hill, Northeast
Cuisines: Vegetarian/Vegan, Ethiopian
Opening Hours: Tuesday through Thursday 5 PM to 10 PM; Friday through Sunday 12 PM to 10 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Union Station
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Chatty
Reservations: Recommended
Best Dishes Butcha (ground chickpeas and jalapenos); doro wat, a chicken stew; kitfo, minced raw beef; vegetarian sampler with boiled lentils, split peas, potato/cabbage salad, gomen, and tomato/onion salad.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Outdoor Seating, Good for Groups

You’ll have to order carefully to stay within the Cheap Eats budget—but this remains the essential Ethiopian experience, a place to explore the cuisine at its most refined. Owners Samuel Ergete and Meseret Bekele spend more than their counterparts on ingredients, and this investment pays off in the lively stir-fries of meat, onions, and chilies known as tibs and in the kitfo, a rich beef tartare tingling with pinches of the spice mix called berbere.

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