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Dukem Ethiopian Market

1114 U St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4441
+1 202-667-8735
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good47%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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“tibs” (22 reviews)
“injera” (35 reviews)
“lamb” (33 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1114 U St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4441
Neighbourhood: U Street Corridor
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This our first experience eating Ethiopian and we loved it! The food was authentic and the meal was an experience. Portions were large; service was excellent. The restaurant is in a fun neighborhood that's worth exploring for an after dinner stroll.

Thank SpecialK8543
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Uber driver from Ethiopia told me this is the best Ethiopian restaurant in D.C., where I decided to have dinner tonight. I asked my waitress what is the most popular menu and I ordered Dukem Special Tibs (Lamb - Lamb is more popular than...More

Thank Ryusuke M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time in Ethiopian restaurant and I really enjoyed it. Tasty food and a very friendly service...

Thank Erik K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food wasn't that different. Not very spicy-not talking about heat. Service was slow. I was disappointed in my first Ethiopian.

Thank housebroken
Reviewed 22 March 2017

That was my first time coming to this restaurant since i was so curious about the good rating for this restaurant. My friend and i sat at the bar for about 10 minutes and still there wasn't menu on the table so i asked 2...More

Thank Ed M
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I love gored gored and so use that to judge a place. Dukem Ethiopian makes a gored gored very heartwarming to me. The atmosphere is clean but not pretentious and it appears this is where the cabbies eat! I honestly doubt you could go wrong...More

Thank Travelor157
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I personally did not like the spongy bread but that does not take away from the authenticity of the food or the quality. The place was packed with all types of people but it seemed a good number of Ethiopeans(always a good sign for ethnic...More

Thank Michelle F
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I am a big fan of Ethiopian food. Eating different dishes using your fingers and sponge bread. And this place is very good. Fresh and tasty. I've always liked Ethiopian beer but who knew that they also had an excellent, deep red wine? Beware, though,...More

Thank RML1
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I came here with a bunch of friends. They let us sit for hours and talk, striking the balance of making sure we had what we needed without being over bearing. The food was fantastic, I got a vegetarian platter which was incredible though I...More

Thank mustloveNY
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I only had Ethiopian food once before and all I remember it was extremely spicy. This time we were looking for a place to have dinner on Christmas eve in a trendy Washington DC neighborhood. We saw a family with kids entering this place and...More

Thank WanlessPark
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1114 U St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4441
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > U Street Corridor
  • Neighbourhood: U Street Corridor
  • Phone Number: +1 202-667-8735
  • E-mail
This is an Ethiopian Restaurant serving an ethnic food in the Washington DC area.