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Zorba's Cafe

1612 20th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1290
+1 202-387-8555
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good42%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“gyro” (25 reviews)
“greek salad” (19 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1612 20th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1290
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My adult daughter and I have dinner at Zorba's on Tuesday evenings, before our weekly choir rehearsal. The people there are very nice (they now recognize us as regulars). The food is well prepared, and they are glad to accommodate my gluten intolerance by including...More

Thank Mojo01267
Reviewed 1 week ago

I truly have no idea what other reviewers find appealing here. We got beef kebabs which were bland and overpriced for the skimpy portion size. Order at the counter and then plan to head back when they don't bring out your food. There are lots...More

Thank PL36
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had simple Gyros - fries and simple salad - Good and affordable - atmosphere sort of Like a cafeteria - but if wether is good eat outside and people watch - near DuPont Circle

Thank GregC476
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to Greece and have eaten many times in Greektown (Detroit). They're not the same thing, but it doesn't mean they're both not good. I took my daughters to dinner at Zorba's tonight (a Saturday night), and the place was bustling but not insanely...More

Thank Todd N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On considering this 'restaurant' i saw that its been open since 1984 and a customer suggested he eats here regularly. The prices were reasonable and a carafe a wine was $21 which for America is good. Now give the reality. On entering we had to...More

Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We arrived to Washington today and went into this restaurant after looking online at reviews. Plenty of choice of food, reasonable prices & friendly staff. Thankyou

Thank Rachel A
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Wow . The food was excellent and also the services were fast and friendly . I adore the outside eating ambiance

Thank GrandTour704945
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Wheelchair unfriendly. Over-cooked Yero meat. Over-cooked falafel. Uninteresting hummus. Self Service model not great for >2 people Upstairs accessed by single steep stairway Reasonable prices for DC, but Not good enough for a second visit.

Thank NoIberostarFan
Reviewed 4 September 2018

This family run Greek diner has been around since my student days and still provides a good meal for a fair price. All the classic Greek favorites are available and always fresh. Vegetarian options are good too.

Thank B4801FVlucym
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Order at the bar and wait till your number is ready. Lots of choice. Not expensive. Good value for your money. They have a nice terrace.

Thank Anneke_Dos
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June K
11 July 2015|
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Response from RM_Way | Reviewed this property |
You can if you put together least 4 tables. You can do that inside or outside. I guess it depends what time you will go. We were there late night so tables were open Enjoy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$12
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1612 20th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1290
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-387-8555
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