Mama Ayesha's

Middle Eastern
$ $
1967 Calvert St NW (at Biltmore St NW)
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 232-5431
12:00pm - 9:30pm
12:00pm - 9:30pm
12:00pm - 9:30pm
12:00pm - 9:30pm
12:00pm - 10:30pm
12:00pm - 10:30pm
12:00pm - 9:30pm



  • Established: 1960. Vibe: Old Hollywood version of a casbah. Signature dish: Lamb. Try the shish kabob or the shank, known as mouzat.
  • can't find a better date spot. the waiters know their stuff when it comes to wine pairings.
  • Check out the presidential mural.
  • I think the food lacked authenticity. It tasted plain and not the same as the original food.
  • The Mouzzat! (Y)
  • Been going here for way too many years. Best Middle Eastern spot in town. Tell them Summer sent you.
  • Cozy, gorgeous atmosphere with excellent food. Loved the lamb shish kabob. I've walked past this place a million times en route to Adams Morgan and never knew this oasis was inside.
  • Go to Mama Ayesha's and order the stuffed cabbage with lamb.
  • Whats good is the grape leaves and eggplant dish; also overall the decor inside was gorgeous
  • The Reeash was tasty as were the grape leaves. This is a wonderful neighborhood gem!
  • I enjoyed the Menzalah.
  • Delicious food .. don't miss the Mousakhan .. also, don't miss the US presidents paint on the outside wall of the restaurant
  • Babaganoush and grape leaves are fantastic here. Very well seasoned food.
  • Mouzat lamb and Baklawa are very delicious!
  • Cool ambience.
  • Not the best, but their Falafel are really good.
  • Like their mahshi & bamiah
  • The kufta is AMAZING!!! Super cute and pretty interior. The stuffed cabbage is really good.
  • Food has deteriorated from the last time; maqluba was meh, hummus with lamb was nice. Nice ambience, but wouldnt stay for the food.
  • You can't miss the mural on the side. Great food as well!

Nearby places

3001 Connecticut Ave NW (at Hawthorne St NW)
2459 18th St NW (btwn Columbia Rd & Belmont Rd NW)