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Queen of Sheba Restaurant

1503 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3222
+1 202-232-7272
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“injera” (2 reviews)
“beef” (2 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1503 9th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3222
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With a number of Ethiopian restaurants near our hotel, my colleague and I opted for Queen of Sheba and were not disappointed. Having no experience with Ethiopian cuisine, we asked our server to explain the process, which she did with a smile. Diners should note...More

Thank Anthony A
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I have tried Ethiopian food at other restaurants in other states. This place was decent, I had a chicken, rice and greens dish but the service could have been better...the serve was nice, but she didn't tend to the table properly.

Thank speters1930
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Second visit here. Excellent flavors. Injera fantastic. Nice spice. St George beer perfect. Ended with tea and Ethiopian spice. Highly recommend

Thank Cormanx1
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...More

Thank roxpwhite
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
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...More

Thank smith17222
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...More

1  Thank TeacherEating
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...More

Thank Evei87
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
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
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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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