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Mama Ayesha Restaurant

1967 Calvert St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1501
+1 202-232-5431
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good30%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“hummus” (26 reviews)
“lamb” (22 reviews)
“rice” (21 reviews)
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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1967 Calvert St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1501
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were told that food is not spicy but children were not be able to eat because it was spicy. When I ask why it was spicy, manager told me it was not spicy it only black pepper. I took all food with with me....More

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MainManager1, Guest Relations Manager at Mama Ayesha Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. As you can imagine, we are very upset to learn of your recent visit at Mama Ayesha’s. We strive to only serve quality meals and experiences for all guests, and it sounds like...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here with a colleague for dinner and it's a nice restaurant in a quiet edge of Adams Morgan. The restaurant is Palestinian and has similar dishes to other Middle Eastern dishes with some local flair. We were seated immediately and had to wait for...More

Thank KidLove
Reviewed 9 June 2018

We had an amazing meal at Mama Ayesha's! Their hummus and pita are delicious. We split an order, and a tabouleh salad, too, which was fresh and wonderful. For our entrees, we had roasted lamb shank and stuffed zucchini. The lamb was melt-in-your-mouth tender and...More

Thank KrisAnonymous
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Excellent food with even better service. I must say Moe, one of the managers, was really nice. His shirt was nice. I will definitely be coming back. Highly recommend the kabobs.

Thank William N
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

We three vegetarians had an early dinner with a selection of small plates. Portions were reasonable and the food was good. Once it started, service was friendly and fast.

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

I must say the food was really good. However the service was poor. My drink came out after appetizers were finished. The entrees took a long time to come out - they came out after the people next to us, who sat down after we...More

Thank mark k
MainManager1, Manager at Mama Ayesha Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Hello Mark. While we are glad you were a fan of our food, we are sorry to hear you did not feel the same regarding the service. Making our guests feel welcome and well cared for is our highest priority, and I am disappointed that...More

Reviewed 29 March 2018

this restaurant has a long history with mama ayesha coming to the US, the food is so good and authentic, a blend of Lebanese Palestinian cuisine.the prices compared to other Lebanese food restaurants around is cheaper. service a bit slow but very friendly.

Thank Nmbt211
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Mama Ayesha is a reliable spot serving very good food. While somewhat off the beaten path on Calvert St., it is just across the Duke Ellington bridge from Connecticut Ave. You are greeted warmly to a cozy atmosphere and have very good service. The menu...More

Thank waterandmore
Reviewed 25 January 2018

Authentic middle eastern restuarant with interesting food. easy parking as well which is a bonus in DC.

Thank kendalwill2013
Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

We walked in to Mama Ayesha on a very cold day and received a warm welcome. Service was great and food was prompt. We two vegetarians shared a few mezza items and one entree and left satisfied. Foole was especially nicely prepared.

Thank Robert P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1967 Calvert St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1501
    (Biltmore St)
  • Public Transportation: A few minutes walking distance from the Woodley Park/Adams Morgan/ Zoo Metro Station
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Adams Morgan
  • Neighbourhood: Adams Morgan
  • Phone Number: +1 202-232-5431
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