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Dukem Ethiopian Restaurant

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Why locals love it

With the largest Ethiopian community outside of Ethiopia itself, DC is the place to try authentic food from this East African country. Friendly to both vegetarians and carnivores, Dukem is one of the most established Ethiopian restaurants in DC and is centrally located in the hip and diverse U Street neighborhood.

Why you should visit it

Delectably spiced, food is served on traditional sponge flat bread and is eaten with the fingers. The specialty dish, and the one recommended for newbies to Ethiopian cuisine, is the "Messob," which is a sampler platter consisting of an assortment of meat and vegetables.

Special tip

Dishes are affordable and typically are priced $10-$12, and an added bonus is the authentic atmosphere, furniture, and decor.

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2 Comments

One of the best, and most authentic Ethiopian restaurants in the city. Locals and tourists alike flock here.
Leo
Local
May 3, 2019
Fun and fine food. Dependably good
Cynthia
Local
February 13, 2018

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