We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Keren Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1780 Florida Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2658
+1 202-265-5764
08:00 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 08:00 - 18:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 105: English reviews
Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this restaurant online and I went there trying to eat something different and new. I was greeted by a very kind woman and waited for a table no more than 5'. Then, the best part of the night came: the waitress Natsa. She was so kind, respectful and caring that i was already happy even before trying my... More 

1 Thank Brai L
Washington, DC
Level Contributor
424 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have wanted to eat here for a while and just never gotten around to stopping in, either because it was full (not a huge room) or because I was between meals, Well, today, I was walking by on my way home via lower Adams Morgan/Dupont and decided take out was in the cards. I sipped a beer while I... More 

1 Thank Decoamie
University Park, Maryland
Level Contributor
316 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this local Eritrean eatery and had excellent food. I had the veggie combo which came with cabbage, two kinds of lentils, potatoes, salad really way more than I could eat. Everything was really tasty. My husband had the fish combo and really liked it too. The service is great, everything is cooked to order and they aim to... More 

1 Thank esopus35
Level Contributor
28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't know so much about Eritrean food before I went to this small restaurant in Washington DC but I've to say its simple but spectacular... And cheap! 2 ppl can eat for 13 dollars!

1 Thank CoyuSuara
Hiram, Georgia
Level Contributor
53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This was our first experience with Eritrean food. This place is tiny, so we had to wait a little bit, but we sat at the bar, so we didn't wait long. The service was excellent. Everyone was friendly and very quick to answer our questions. We asked for the spice to be held to a minimum as we did not... More 

1 Thank Jamie O
Level Contributor
48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

I will be back! Great food. Quaint and charming (unassuming small space). I was dining alone on business. The veggie sampler was delicious. Lentils, cabbage, potatoes, spinach, salad greens on the injera bread. The waiter also brought out some spiced beef and a chickpea pulse to try when I was asking about other dishes. The servers were very kind. I... More 

1 Thank Rachael D
Wilmslow, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
78 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This little Eritrean restaurant is obviously a little gem which locals know about. There was a long queue outside last Sunday night at 8:00pm. The place is tiny and we waited half an hour outside for a table for 4. The food is good and we are expected to eat with our hands. Flat bread rolls out to effectively become... More 

1 Thank CYuenUK
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This was my first time tasting Eritrean food so I didn't know what to expect. It was so good and I absolutely loved the shared dish for three people. I'm so full right now!

1 Thank Charline C
Level Contributor
181 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We stopped in for breakfast. The restaurant was clean and service as excellent. We shared a bowl of ful with eggs on top served with rolls. They obliged us with a serving of injera. The coffee was tasty and strong. A great breakfast for 2 for about $8.

Thank sovta
Level Contributor
34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The food here was good in general but our main dish seemed uncooked or overcooked since the chicken was hard but there was also a crunch. The owner was very nice and accommodating. They have fish dishes which is a nice change from regular Ethiopian style restaurants in NY.

1 Thank sarya78

Travellers who viewed Keren Restaurant also viewed


Been to Keren Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
African, Ethiopian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1780 Florida Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2658
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-265-5764
This is one of DC's many Eritrean restaurants, but it tends to be overlooked by the better publicized and established Ethiopian community in the city. It's a small place, but offers a fantastic dishes, coffee, and service. There is no review on TripAdvisor for this restaurant (there is one on Yelp!).

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Keren Restaurant and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Keren Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?