Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant

$ $
2434 18th St NW (Between Columbia Rd. & Belmont st.)
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 462-4100
5:00pm - 11:00pm
5:00pm - 11:00pm
5:00pm - 11:00pm
5:00pm - 11:00pm
12:00pm - 12:00am
12:00pm - 12:00am
12:00pm - 11:00pm



  • Share the communally-served Meskerem Messob sampler with friends - just make sure their hands are clean!
  • Best Kitfo in the USA. Don't be afraid of raw meat!
  • When u ask for water make sure u say tap or they'll bring out a bottle of water and charge u for it! Overall service suxed and the food was not appetizing at all. The beef & veggie samona was good tho
  • Visit DC. Don't miss the Ethiopian cuisine @ Meskerem .
  • Get the honey wine!
  • Eat with your hands. Make a mess. Break the ice with someone.
  • Go for the spicy, buttery kitfo, Ethiopia's take on tartare.
  • Eat with your hands and don't fear the injara. Ethiopian is a DC delicacy.
  • Tiny portions. This place is a joke.
  • Smallest portions ever.
  • Injera yumm
  • Tilapia fantastic!, but where did my fork go?!
  • Everyone knows U St. for Ethiopian, but that doesn't mean there aren't great places off the strip. Meskerem is a DC classic that beats plenty of the more well-known joins on U.
  • Get the vegetarian sampler plate! So delicious.
  • Special tibbs is delicious!
  • First & last visit. Save your money & make your way to Etete on U street or Ethiopic on H street or any of the others for that matter. Placed was dirty & food was mediocre. Service C+.
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  • Avoid this place unless you like the tourist version of Ethiopian food. U Street is a better bet.
  • Fun atmosphere and great food! The sampler platter is a ton of food and lets you try a little bit of everything.

Nearby places

2459 18th St NW (btwn Columbia Rd & Belmont Rd NW)
2321 18th St NW (at Belmont Rd NW)
2461 18th St NW (btwn Kalorama & Columbia Rd NW)