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African, Ethiopian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options

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Go ahead and order breakfast all day long, since Keren keeps the morning meal front and center. However, before you show up expecting bacon and eggs, t...
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The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
Simple restaurant
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very good value for money; great veggie combo; huge portions. Informal atmosphere & friendly staff. Recommended

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 20 June 2021 via mobile

Good food friendly service Price was very reasonable. Enjoyed the vegetarian selections we chose. Recommend.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 9 June 2021

Service was great, staff was friendly and food was served in a very short period of time. It was my family's first time trying East African food and Keren was the best spot to do so! It was really the highlight of our day and...for sure a meal we won't forget any time soon. The food was exquisite.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 19 October 2020

Good food, not expensive. Tried their Keren special, almost everyone gets some version of that. Definitely recommend checking this place out. On the flip side, the wait can be long as it’s a small place. Ambience is ok at best, place stinks sometimes

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed 27 September 2020 via mobile

Seriously so delicious. Two people could easily share the veggie combo. Great vine in there, about 8 tables.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 18 September 2020

I really liked this restaurant, for its simplicity and its excellent cuisine, everything is homemade with fresh produce, very good

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 11 March 2020

Found Keren while searching trip advisor looking for a place to eat. I am glad it did. The food was really good and plentiful. I had never tried Ethiopian food before, so this was all new to me. The place is very small and dated...so be patient if you arrive during a rush. My server was pleasant and understands, like I said this was my first time. I would recommend this place. As you may know parking in the area can be a real task.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 7 March 2020 via mobile

We had to wait in line for our table. But it was worth it. Delicious food. Though our 5 years old eat only bread, it was too spicy for him.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 27 February 2020 via mobile

Great place for some great Ethiopian food. Keren is very friendly to your wallet. If you come here during the weekend be prepared to wait before getting seated.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 26 February 2020 via mobile

If you're looking for authentic Ethiopian cuisine check them out. The food and service was great!! We had the Injera bread with a few of the side dishes. I especially loved the red lentils and beef.

Date of visit: February 2020
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I would call the restaurant to assure they receive this message. They don't strike me as the size of business to have someone monitoring this site. In any event, I LOVED the food here and can't wait to travel back to DC... More
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Yes, Keren Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Keren Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 4