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The 15 Best African Restaurants Near Bethesda

Updated: August 22, 2022

Love a good ‘braai’ and malva pudding? Then you should know Bethesda boasts some great African dining options. We analyzed the top review sites with millions of diner and expert reviews to find Bethesda’s top African spots. Send your taste buds on holiday to the Savanna with doro wat and glasses of Mampoer at these Bethesda eateries.

Find the perfect African restaurant

CherCher Ethiopian Cuisine & Bar

Ethiopian, $$, BethesdaEthiopian, $$Bethesda, Bethesda Row
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

If you travel further

Beteseb Restaurant

African, $$, Silver SpringAfrican, $$Silver Spring
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Thrillist, 2021

    Chefs Share Their Favorite Ethiopian Restaurants in DC

    Thrillist, 2021

Gola Restaurant & Market

African, Silver SpringAfricanSilver Spring
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

Enbela Market & Carry Out

African, $$, Silver SpringAfrican, $$Silver Spring
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 4.5

Elilta Restaurant

African, $, Silver SpringAfrican, $Silver Spring
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Koite Grill

African, $$, Silver SpringAfrican, $$Silver Spring
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Sweet Sweet Kitchen

African, $$, Silver SpringAfrican, $$Silver Spring
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Seb-Seb Restaurant and Bar

African, $$, Silver SpringAfrican, $$Silver Spring
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Debab Restaurant

African, $, Silver SpringAfrican, $Silver Spring
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Rohobot Ethiopian Restaurant

African, $, Silver SpringAfrican, $Silver Spring
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Hakuna Matata Grill

African, $$, Silver SpringAfrican, $$Silver Spring
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Roger Miller Restaurant

African, $$, Silver SpringAfrican, $$Silver Spring
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 3.5

Bete Ethiopian Cuisine & Cafe

African, $$, Silver SpringAfrican, $$Silver Spring
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Fairland Ethiopian Restaurant

African, $, Silver SpringAfrican, $Silver Spring
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Meleket Restaurant

African, $, Silver SpringAfrican, $Silver Spring
Google: 3.4
Yelp: 4.5

Why is this list better than others?

Picking the right African restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 16302 spots across Bethesda, analyzed 823905 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 518 lists and articles from the likes of Thrillist – applying our boam magic to sift through results. For example, we considered Thrillist - Chefs Share Their Favorite Ethiopian Restaurants in DC as we sourced this ultimate list. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. These ten options are sure to delight.

FAQ

CherCher Ethiopian Cuisine & Bar is the highest-rated African restaurant for take-out in Bethesda.

CherCher Ethiopian Cuisine & Bar is the highest-rated African restaurant for delivery in Bethesda.

CherCher Ethiopian Cuisine & Bar is the highest-rated African restaurant for a quick lunch in Bethesda.

The highest-rated late-night African spot is CherCher Ethiopian Cuisine & Bar in Bethesda.

CherCher Ethiopian Cuisine & Bar is the highest-rated African restaurant that serves breakfast in Bethesda.

Drink pairing tips

  • Chardonnay and hake and shellfish


    A nice white wine that will bring the most out of the rich flavors of your hake and shellfish would be Chardonnay.

  • Enjoy seared tuna, papaya salad and lime chutney with Sauvignon Blanc

    To elevate your seared tuna, papaya salad and lime chutney experience, we recommend some Sauvignon Blanc to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this white wine highlights the flavour of the wine.

  • The ideal pairing for grilled turkey burger

    Experts often pair grilled turkey burger with a glass of Rosé, a popular pink wine.

Did you know?

  • October = African festival

    If you’re a big fan of African, then you should definitely consider visiting the Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festivale in California, The United States

  • Expensive taste

    In 2019 in Tokyo a bluefin tuna was made that sold for p$3,082,610.

  • A classic meal

    couscous is one of the most popular dishes in Morocco, often prepared with balls of semolina.

Parking tips

We’ve all struggled to find good parking near restaurants in Bethesda. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen African spot.

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