Cheap Eats 2013: Abay Market and Restaurant

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


Photo by Andrew Propp

About Abay Market and Restaurant


3811 S George Mason Dr
Falls Church, VA 22041
3811 S George Mason Dr
Falls Church, VA 22041

Compared with the multi-page menus of many other ethnic
restaurants, this one feels like a tweet. There are only five items, and
they’re all meat. What makes it a standout is the quality of the prime
beef. The long, thick slabs can be had sliced and chopped and served as
kitfo or sizzled in a pan and tossed with chilies and onions—a
fabulous version of the stir-fry known as awaze tibs.

Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.