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Awash - CLOSED

2218 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1813
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good29%
  • Average23%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
19 Aug 2016
“Nothing bad, but nothing marvelous”
4 May 2016
“First time eating Ethiopian”
Restaurant Hours Closed
African, Ethiopian
$$ - $$$
2218 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1813
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Reviewed August 19, 2016

This place was a pleasant, midrange Ethiopian restaurant. It had all the usual... wall decorations, etc. The wait staff was pleasant, if perhaps a bit uninspired. The food, however, was just a bit "blah." That is, it simply wasn't exciting in any way. Too bad....More

Thank Town P
Reviewed May 4, 2016

Our friend who is a resident of DC proclaimed that we cannot leave DC without eating Ethiopian food. We walked for what seemed like hours but he could not find the one he had in mind so we ended up popping into this one. I...More

Thank Sarah K
Reviewed January 3, 2016

We like to try different restaurants and aren't really off put by less than favorable decor. So when we walked into this place, with it's 8 televisions blaring football in the restaurant and super scruffy interior, we thought, oh, okay, rustic. The service was great....More

Thank Laura A
Reviewed October 26, 2015

For all I know the food and service are great at Awash. Certainly the reviews have been good enough that I went to some trouble to head there for lunch one Saturday recently. Unfortunately, although the place indicated that it opened at 11:00, it was...More

Thank Porcophile
Reviewed October 26, 2015

We were actually looking for another Ethiopian restaurant in the area, but found out it has been closed for years. Apparently TripAdvisor does not update such things. Anyway, because we were bent on having Ethiopian cuisine that evening we walked into Awash restaurant. Right away...More

Thank SunnyW358
Reviewed October 17, 2015

Waiter didn't speak good English but we worked it out. It was nice having an authentic Ethiopian Tej (honey wine) too. Of course, the food was stellar and prices reasonable. Will come again.

Thank Jake L
Reviewed September 24, 2015

Awash is a nice little restaurant with a dive-bar feel to it. Don't expect a squeaky-clean decor, but the ambiance is personable and the food is great. My husband and I live in the area and used to go often. We'd usually order 1 order...More

Thank Christine20009
Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

A suggestion from a friend brought me here. And this is to share the suggestion: give credit to the pace. The food is simple, and good. Eat with your hands using the flat bread as a spoon, and you will be happier. Do not forget...More

Thank Paolo F
Reviewed April 7, 2015

I have to say I was a somewhat skeptical at first. The place looks a little run down. It was kind of empty except for a few fellows who looked like they were regulars there. Later in the evening I think some guys were smoking...More

Thank Paul O
Reviewed January 20, 2015

I love Ethiopian cuisine a lot and this place serves fresh and authentic tasting food. If you really want to taste a home made Ethiopian food then this is the place to go.

Thank Miles S
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2218 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-1813
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Adams Morgan
  • Neighbourhood: Adams Morgan
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