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Dukem Ethiopian Market

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U Street Corridor
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1114 U St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-4441
+1 202-667-8735
11:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 02:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Beverly Hills, California
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94 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

That was my first time coming to this restaurant since i was so curious about the good rating for this restaurant. My friend and i sat at the bar for about 10 minutes and still there wasn't menu on the table so i asked 2 different people and finally they gave it to us. I ordered chicken sambusa, lamb whot... More 

Thank Ed M
Joseph, Oregon
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53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I love gored gored and so use that to judge a place. Dukem Ethiopian makes a gored gored very heartwarming to me. The atmosphere is clean but not pretentious and it appears this is where the cabbies eat! I honestly doubt you could go wrong here, everything I had was wonderful. The injera was just as I like it.

Thank Travelor157
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I personally did not like the spongy bread but that does not take away from the authenticity of the food or the quality. The place was packed with all types of people but it seemed a good number of Ethiopeans(always a good sign for ethnic food!) We were referred by a cab driver from the old country. Would go again.

Thank Michelle F
Chicago, Illinois
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141 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

I am a big fan of Ethiopian food. Eating different dishes using your fingers and sponge bread. And this place is very good. Fresh and tasty. I've always liked Ethiopian beer but who knew that they also had an excellent, deep red wine? Beware, though, when they say spicy, they mean *spicy*!

Thank RML1
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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130 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

I came here with a bunch of friends. They let us sit for hours and talk, striking the balance of making sure we had what we needed without being over bearing. The food was fantastic, I got a vegetarian platter which was incredible though I was stuffed at the end. So glad we wandered in here.

Thank mustloveNY
Toronto, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I only had Ethiopian food once before and all I remember it was extremely spicy. This time we were looking for a place to have dinner on Christmas eve in a trendy Washington DC neighborhood. We saw a family with kids entering this place and we decided to follow them. We really enjoyed the whole thing. All food was delicious... More 

Thank WanlessPark
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I always miss my injera whenever I'm away from home. That's the only thing I hate about travelling outside of Ethiopia. Thankfully, my cousin took me to Dukem and it was amazing. I got to experience the wonderful, rich flavors of Ethiopian food outside of Ethiopia. I even forgot that I was in D.C the whole time I was in... More 

Thank Eglah A
Seattle, Washington
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109 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

A good location in a fun section of DC. We were told to order off of the menu rather than the large buffet and we were pleased. The injera was tasty as was the various vegetable mixtures atop the bread. The waiters were very helpful and attentive.

Thank ginastern
Washington, DC
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467 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

The greater Washington area is very fortunate in having many choices among Ethiopian and Eritrean restaurant options. Dukem is a centrally located one, only a block from the U. St. Metro stop. It is open all day. It also has a large terrace, which is great for warmer weather. The menu is the standard one, but there's also a great... More 

Thank Decoamie
Atlanta, Georgia
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81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

An Ethiopian colleague recommended we try Dukem as he said it is closest to his local taste, it didn't disappoint. Great flavours, especially the lamb tibs and kitfo. Portions were decent and the prices are very reasonable, don't spect great decor but it's a great place to have a tasty affordable dinner. Service could have been a little quicker but... More 

Thank ZAcouple_in_Atlanta

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
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
This is an Ethiopian Restaurant serving an ethnic food in the Washington DC area.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?