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Mama Ayesha Restaurant

1967 Calvert St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1501
+1 202-232-5431
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good31%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
€€ - €€€
1967 Calvert St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1501
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

Mama Ayesha is a reliable spot serving very good food. While somewhat off the beaten path on Calvert St., it is just across the Duke Ellington bridge from Connecticut Ave. You are greeted warmly to a cozy atmosphere and have very good service. The menu...More

Thank waterandmore
Reviewed 24 January 2018

Authentic middle eastern restuarant with interesting food. easy parking as well which is a bonus in DC.

Thank kendalwill2013
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

We walked in to Mama Ayesha on a very cold day and received a warm welcome. Service was great and food was prompt. We two vegetarians shared a few mezza items and one entree and left satisfied. Foole was especially nicely prepared.

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 3 January 2018

If you live in DC, then you know and have heard of Mama Ayesha, and especially the mural of her with all of the Presidents on the side of the building, except for #45 who they don't have enough orange paint to put him up....More

Thank holybucket
Reviewed 31 December 2017

I am Lebanese and have not been by in a few years, but the food is not nearly as good as we recalled from earlier visits. The Bamya (lamb stew) was not as savory as last time and not as good as my own recipe....More

Thank OlVirginny
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We chose this restaurant for our date night, I was craving some Moroccan food and this one came up on trip advisor. I was a bit disappointed not to find Tajini on the menu, we chose some of their specialities which were ok. Our server...More

Thank lamorena10
Reviewed 1 September 2017

A cute, funky place with good service, and great food. It has an interesting history, especially of the woman who created this space. I had fresh fried sardines, the spicy beef sausages, and a couple of other things that I can't seem to recall. Everything...More

Thank randylee223
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Whenever I am around the area, this is the restaurant I choose to eat in. The atmosphere is very calming and wonderful. I don't know how to describe the food, because it tastes soo real, it is as if your middle eastern mother cooked it....More

Thank I_Like_Traveling7
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

This restaurant offers great, authentic Palestinian and Middle Eastern food. The service and ambience are great. The food is delicious, generously portioned and reasonably priced. This is the real deal :)

Thank Scidoc2017
Reviewed 4 May 2017

This was a restaurant recommended by the staff of Adams Morgan Inn were I was staying while visiting my daughter. We walked by about 6pm, but it didn't look busy yet. Finally, we decided to go in and much to our surprise there were many...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Buffet, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1967 Calvert St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1501
    (Biltmore St)
  • Public Transportation: A few minutes walking distance from the Woodley Park/Adams Morgan/ Zoo Metro Station
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Adams Morgan
  • Neighbourhood: Adams Morgan
  • Phone Number: +1 202-232-5431
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