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Dahlak Restaurant

Adams Morgan
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1771 U St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1703
+1 202-332-6435
17:00 - 02:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2014 via mobile

We went to Dahlak on Sunday night and were very pleased. Food was very tasty, service was good and to top it all, we heard local musicians play. Very pleasant experience!

Thank Su74Re
London, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

I gave this four stars because the prices are fantastic. We shared the vegetarian combo--which was nice that it gave us portions of all the vegetarian dishes (great idea). Service was okay, the tables would look more high class if they used tablecloths, and I can't speak to the authenticity of the food since I've never been to Eritrea. I... More 

Thank Sam44586
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2014

Dahlak serves up authentic and very tasty Eritrean food! I highly recommend Dahlak special tibsi spicy and veggie combination. Dahlak is also great if you're in the mood for some drinks and hookah. Their prices can't be beat and I love the service here.

1 Thank Yordi W
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013

Dahlak is a secret gem of the Adams Morgan/U Street area. It has some of the best customer service, hookah and brings together a diverse crowd from across the District. I live in the area and it's one of the few places I frequent.

Thank Gregory C
Washington DC
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2011

Located on the in Adams Morgan ,771 U Street NW Washington, DC),Dahlak has a clean and modern dining area combined with a bar that is not to be sneezed at. The outside of the restaurant is deceptive and does no justice to exceptional food, great service reasonable prices. The restaurant features live music to get you ready for a night... More 

Thank shimon B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
17:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1771 U St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1703
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Adams Morgan
  • Neighbourhood: Adams Morgan
  • Phone Number: +1 202-332-6435

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?