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Dukem Ethiopian Market

1114 U St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4441
+1 202-667-8735
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good49%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1114 U St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4441
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

A friend recommended Dukem as a quality Ethiopian restaurant in DC, so we decided to give it a try. The restaurant did not let us down. Not being familiar with Ethiopian food a it server made wonderful suggestions for appetizers, shared meal, and wine. It...More

Thank Chris J
Reviewed 25 November 2017

Went with colleagues, great and fast welcome, lots of food, very tasty. Only thing is they only take one credit card per table and give one receipt.

Thank Ana Clara B
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Great locale, friendly staff and excellent food. If never had Ethiopian this is the place to try. Be prepared for eating all your food with the bread they provide. Some of the sauces are really spicy but can be made less. Good Ethiopian beers to...More

Thank LAH461
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Disorganized. Slow. Food was fine when it finally came. Would not recommend for big groups. We didn’t get the right orders.

Thank Okeydokey1956
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This is an unassuming yet authentic and delicious Ethiopian restaurant. They've got imported East African beer, the injera is fresh and the dishes--both vegetarian and meaty--are zesty and delicious. There's nothing special in the decor, but the service is prompt and friendly.

Thank Joshua G
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

For the ones that want to taste an authentic ethiopian food. Very simple ambience but very kind service and reasonable price. It is really worth a visit

Thank Raquel C
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Having heard great reviews about Ethiopian food I had yet to try any despite many opportunities. A friend in town suggested we meet there and I was not disappointed. In fact pleasantly impressed. Flavors are fantastic and I highly recommend getting one of the combination...More

1  Thank Anatoli M
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This is a very good restaurant for those liking Eritrean/Ethiopian dishes. They diverse menu caters to those who will share the dishes ordered or those not wishing to do so. The food is freshly prepared and one can even take out many items for an...More

Thank smdoctoroff
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Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Decided to stop in for a bite to eat. The food looked and smelled delicious. Ordered a 35 dollar platter to get a taste of several dishes. I was shocked to see such a small platter of food for the money.. Totally dissatisfied.. I spoke...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 14 May 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
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
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This is an Ethiopian Restaurant serving an ethnic food in the Washington DC area.
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