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The 15 Best African Restaurants Near Bethesda

Updated: October 10, 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.

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