401 H St., NE
Washington, DC 20002


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

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

Cheap Eats 2013: Ethiopic

Quick reviews of ethnic cuisines you can experience for less than $25 a person, tax and tip included.

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.