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The 9 Best Ethiopian Restaurants Near Silver Spring

Updated: September 21, 2022

Hearty stews and veg platters with tangy injera are a few of the Ethiopian staples found at these Silver Spring 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 Silver Spring pay the spots below a visit.

Find the perfect Ethiopian restaurant

Beteseb Restaurant

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

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

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

Lesaac Ethiopian Cafe

African, $$, Silver SpringAfrican, $$Silver Spring
Google: 3.8
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Dessie Ethiopian Restaurant & Market

African, $, WheatonAfrican, $Wheaton
Google: 3.8
Yelp: 3.5

How was this list created?

Finding the right Ethiopian restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We analyzed 518 lists and articles from top sources like Thrillist, 16302 Silver Spring restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. Don’t bother looking for Thrillist - Chefs Share Their Favorite Ethiopian Restaurants in DCwe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Frequently asked questions

Elilta Restaurant, Seb-Seb Restaurant and Bar, and Debab Restaurant are the highest-rated Ethiopian restaurants that are good for groups in Silver Spring.

Gola Restaurant & Market, Enbela Market & Carry Out, and Elilta Restaurant are the highest-rated Ethiopian restaurants that serve breakfast in Silver Spring.

Gola Restaurant & Market, Enbela Market & Carry Out, and Elilta Restaurant are the highest-rated Ethiopian restaurants for a quick lunch in Silver Spring.

Gola Restaurant & Market, Enbela Market & Carry Out, and Elilta Restaurant are some of the highest-rated late-night Ethiopian spots in Silver Spring.

The highest-rated Ethiopian restaurants for delivery in Silver Spring are Gola Restaurant & Market, Enbela Market & Carry Out, and Seb-Seb Restaurant and Bar.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Syrah with yebeg llicha

    When considering what goes best with yebeg llicha, we recommend a glass of Syrah, it truly complements the dish as it marries the richness of the dish.


  • A next-level match for kifto

    Experts recommend pairing a kifto with a glass of Chenin Blanc, a popular white wine.

  • Chardonnay and doro wat


    Not sure what white wine to drink with your doro wat? Try Chardonnay. The oaked flavors will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal.

Factoids

  • Who made the first Arabica coffee?

    The next time you bite into a deliciousArabica coffee remember to thank Ethiopia who are responsible for this tasty culinary invention.

  • A classic dish

    If you’re ever in Ethiopia there is no way you can leave without having tried the wat. The wat features a mix of ingredients, like stewed lamb or goat. Make sure you try it!

Parking info

Parking in Silver Spring can be a challenge. 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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