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Keren Restaurant

1780 Florida Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2658
+1 202-265-5764
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“injera” (22 reviews)
“veggie combo” (12 reviews)
“beef” (27 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 23:00 Hours
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1780 Florida Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2658
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1 - 10 of 196 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want Ethiopian without breaking the bank, this is the place for you. Good service, fantastic food. And the Eritrean tea was marvelous. You can’t go wrong here.

Thank devinquanking
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed this place with friends on a Monday evening. The place was packed but they found a spot for us after about 10 minutes. Comfort food with a community flavor, customized to our spice level request. I enjoyed the vegetable combo platter with lentils and...More

Thank traverlerx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time and loved it. Super friendly place, nice music, excellent food at a really good price. Highly recommended!

Thank Nathalie G
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Outstanding dinner. Small intimate setting. Friendly and lovely service. Delicious!! So incredibly reasonable for all the fresh food! Highly recommend! Can’t wait to come back!

Thank NancyG594
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

Family and I went while on vacation in DC-this was our second time eating Ethiopian food, the first being 4 days prior at another place a few blocks away. Food was delicious-although we had disagreement over which Ethiopian place had better tibs, we agreed that...More

Thank swindyloo
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We try to stop here every time we are in DC! It is great food, great prices, small cozy atmosphere and the staff are really nice. We are always recommending it to everyone we know in the area as well! It is my favorite Ethiopian...More

1  Thank Cmered
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This has become a wildly popular evening restaurant. I live nearby so can remember when the only people there were Eritrean/Ethiopian cab drivers. that did give it a lot of credibility. However going upscale for an American crowd has changed it somewhat. it is a...More

Thank 382harryq
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

The honey wine was a delicious sweet compliment to the meal. I had spicy chicken with a variety of vegetables. The food was around 14.99 and a glass of wine is 7.99. Great little gem but be prepared to stand in line as it is...More

Thank Shanita D
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

I love Ethiopian food, and have eaten it at dozens of restaurants, mostly in the DC area. I had been to Keren before, years ago, and remembered liking it. This time, the food was mediocre. I ordered the Keren Special with beef tibs, disappointed to...More

Thank KarenTLevine
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Ask questions! They were very informative but to make sure you enjoy the meal. The flavors were great!

Thank Hawaiiantraveler66
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Tina B
20 July 2018|
Response from Chuck S | Reviewed this property |
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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!).
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