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Queen of Sheba Restaurant

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1503 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3222
+1 202-232-7272
09:00 - 02:00
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Fri - Sat 09:00 - 03:00
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Denver, Colorado
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Still a local place. If you're looking for a quiet, reasonable, place to eat and enjoy great Ethiopian food in Washington DC this is it! The three of us ate for a total of $45 and had lots of leftovers. Service is terrific. I understand there's live music late on the weekends but we ate there on a Monday night

Thank roxpwhite
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The decor isn't the best but who cares, the food was wonderful. Came from NY this was absolutely wonderful.

Thank Jennifer P
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Such a disappointment. While visiting for one night, we wandered around the neighborhood and decided on this place. None of the food we ordered matches the menu description! Wings were served without blue cheese, vegetarian combo with fish was served sans fish, fried fish sandwich was smothered in hot sauce instead of tartar (my 12 year old didn't love that:/... More 

Thank smith17222
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

Ethiopian food is meant to be eaten communal style. Everyone at the table should order a dish (ie. One lamb, one beef, one other) and share. Someone at my table described the "bread" as a cross between a crepe and a pancake. Tear off the bread and scoop up the meat w it. The bread is wheat based so not... More 

Thank TeacherEating
Windsor, Australia
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154 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

We saw this restaurant on a US review sight and having never tried Ethiopian we thought it would be a new experience. It was pouring and parking around the area was hard! Was worth fighting for a spot as the restaurant was quiet and the waitress was lovely! She was happy to explain the menu and recommend dishes for first... More 

Thank Evei87
New York City, New York
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2015

the people, the food, the music and atmosphere was great, They sell Ethiopian and American food, The culture is beautiful

Thank Ladyzion
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295 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

Came here for lunch while attending a conference at the DC convention center. Server was very nice. Seemed to know most of the other customers. Food was fresh and typical of Ethiopian cuisine. Good selection of vegetarian food. Worth checking out.

Thank delaware-veg
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

This was the most amazing, immersion experience, from the minute we entered. The decor, is traditional, with wonderful paintings, and beautifully dressed staff greet you, as wonderful scents such as sage and aromatics fill the air. This being our first experience with Ethiopian cuisine, it was "love at first bite"! The vegetarian dishes were abundant, and the menu boasted many... More 

Thank franzilla
Wellington, New Zealand
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71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2015

I was over the moon to find this place as it has some of the best Ethiopian food I've ever eaten. I had the beef tzil tzil, and it was tender, spiced to perfection, and served with plenty of injera. My partner got a spicy lamb dish that was also delicious, although a bit too hot for me, even with... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2015

You know that when you go for some type of ethnic food, if people that ethnicity eat there, you're in for a really good, authentic meal. That's Queen of Sheba. Their Ethiopian food was the best I've ever had - hands down. I'll definitely go back.

Thank Jason S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 03:00
09:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1503 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3222
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-232-7272

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?