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The 15 Best Ethiopian Restaurants Near Arlington

Updated: August 22, 2022

Hearty stews and veg platters with tangy injera are a few of the Ethiopian staples found at these Arlington spots. We analyzed the top blogs, restaurant review sites, and food blogs to find the best Ethiopian spots in town. So for the tastiest goat tibs and Doro watt in Arlington pay the spots below a visit.

Find the perfect Ethiopian restaurant

Greens N Teff

African, $$, ArlingtonAfrican, $$Arlington, Arlington Heights
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 4.5

Enjera Restaurant

African, $$, ArlingtonAfrican, $$Arlington, Aurora Highlands
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Ethio Cafe

African, $$, ArlingtonAfrican, $$Arlington, Arlington Heights
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.5

If you travel further

Zenebech Restaurant

African, $$, WashingtonAfrican, $$Washington, Adams Morgan
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
  • Thrillist, 2021

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Chercher Ethiopian Restaurant & Mart

African, $$, WashingtonAfrican, $$Washington, Logan Circle
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
  • Thrillist, 2021

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Caffe Utopia

Ethiopian, AlexandriaEthiopianAlexandria, Potomac West
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Family Ethiopian Resturant

African, $$, WashingtonAfrican, $$Washington, Logan Circle
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Thrillist, 2021

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    Thrillist, 2021

Letena Ethiopian Restaurant

Ethiopian, $$, WashingtonEthiopian, $$Washington, Columbia Heights
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

    Here are Washington's top 4 African spots

    Hoodline, 2020
  • Hoodline, 2020

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    Hoodline, 2020

Keren Restaurant

African, $, WashingtonAfrican, $Washington, Dupont Circle
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2020

    Here are Washington's top 4 African spots

    Hoodline, 2020
  • Hoodline, 2020

    Your guide to the 4 top spots in Washington's Adams Morgan neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2020

Habesha Market & Carry-out

African, $, WashingtonAfrican, $Washington, Shaw
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
  • Thrillist, 2021

    Chefs Share Their Favorite Ethiopian Restaurants in DC

    Thrillist, 2021
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019

Ethiopic

African, $$, WashingtonAfrican, $$Washington, Near Northeast
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist, 2021

    Chefs Share Their Favorite Ethiopian Restaurants in DC

    Thrillist, 2021

Sora Ethiopian Market

African, $$, AlexandriaAfrican, $$Alexandria, Landmark-Van Dom
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Fidel

African, $, Falls ChurchAfrican, $Falls Church
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 4.5

Mimi's Ethiopian BBQ

African, WashingtonAfricanWashington, Randle Highlands
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 5.0

Nazret Ethiopia Restaurant

African, $, Falls ChurchAfrican, $Falls Church
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Finding the best Ethiopian restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. The restaurants in this list rose to the top after we analyzed the Yelp and Google ratings for 16302 restaurants in Arlington, 823905 restaurant reviews, and exactly 518 lists and articles from experts at Hoodline and more. All with some boam magic. These top contenders have appeared in Hoodline - Your guide to the 4 top spots in Washington's Adams Morgan neighborhood, Hoodline - Explore the 4 most popular spots in Washington's Columbia Heights neighborhood and Hoodline - The 5 best African spots in Washington. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Recurring questions

There are 3 Ethiopian restaurants in Arlington.

Greens N Teff, Enjera Restaurant, and Ethio Cafe are the highest-rated Ethiopian restaurants for a quick lunch in Arlington.

Greens N Teff is the highest-rated Ethiopian restaurant for delivery in Arlington.

Greens N Teff and Enjera Restaurant are the highest-rated vegan-friendly Ethiopian restaurants in Arlington.

Enjera Restaurant is the highest-rated Ethiopian restaurant that is good for groups in Arlington.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair kifto with Chenin Blanc

    For an elevated experience, pair your kifto with Chenin Blanc. This combination works particularly well because this white wine cuts the wine's tartness while the wine makes the stew taste spicier.


  • The ideal drink pairing for waze tibs

    Finding the ideal drink pairing for waze tibs can be tricky. It’s worth exploring some red wine, particularly a glass of Cune Rioja. This, smooth body, red wine balances the spicy waze tibs.

  • The perfect complement to doro wat


    Experts suggest pairing a doro wat with a glass of Chardonnay, a popular white wine.


Did you know?

  • A popular dish

    Often regarded as one of the most traditional dishes in Ethiopia, wat has long been prepared with stewed lamb or goat.

  • The original Arabica coffee

    Arabica coffee has an interesting history, but it is generally agreed upon that it originates from Ethiopia. The tasty dish has become immensely popular and sought after throughout the world.

Parking tips

Parking has always been a challenge in Arlington. 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 Ethiopian spot.

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