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1415 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-3704
+1 202-265-5700
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“injera” (10 reviews)
“kitfo” (3 reviews)
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African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
1415 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-3704
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here with Celiac wife. Got the gluten free injera. Had the sampler for 2. It was pretty good. She did not get sick. So that's a win. Staff seemed to understand gluten free. It's a local feeling place. Ambiance so so. Food tasted...More

Thank Christopher P
Reviewed 15 August 2017

4 friends and I were visiting DC and had heard the Ethiopian food was good. We chose this place only because it was easy to get to from the metro. Good decision! The restaurant is not fancy. It feels like it hasn't been renovated in...More

Thank Nicole S
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We love Ethiopian food and Lalibela didn't disappoint. It's one of the best Ethiopian places in the DC area. The service person are also very courteous. The restaurant owner came around to each table to talk with the guests - that was a nice touch....More

Reviewed 5 August 2017

The food at Lalibela is excellent. I was a regular customer when I lived in DC fifteen years ago and when I returned with my family for vacation this year I was compelled to take them to Lalibela. The food is still as good as...More

Thank Heather R
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

I have been going here for years. And the food is authentic and very good. The owner Teye is a generous man who always greats his regular customers heartily with a smile and sometimes a hug. The people here are all genuinely very nice and...More

Thank FinnyGo
Reviewed 1 August 2017

You know if you see more natives than tourists that it's a good spot. I dined there with two others and we all enjoyed it immensely.

Thank Kayloo1908
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

I love a little culture in the middle of the city.. this is a great find. Ethiopian restaurant with excellent service honey wine is fabulous. The lamb was set good. Great prices. I had an entree and 2 honey wines for $30.00 before tips. Love...More

Thank Frances G
Reviewed 1 May 2017

I love this place, and want to return soon. The food was excellent. I ordered a Bebele beer which is native to Ethiopia, and loved it. I had the Lalibela Kitfo which was superb, and my buddy had the Lalibela Tibs, which was also mighty...More

Thank CSamSmith
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

I don't get the opportunity to enjoy Ethiopian cuisine often. You have to understand Ethiopian culture presentation to enjoy the food. I've read some of the reviews on this site. The server was sweet and helpful and happily provided a glass of Ethiopian honey wine...More

Thank idrbdub
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Wonderful experience. Have been there twice. I lived in Yemen and loved Ethiopian sour bread and food. This is very authentic and brings back fantastic memories. My son lives down the street and he eats there often. Fabulous. People are friendly and helpful.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1415 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-3704
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Logan Circle/ Shaw
  • Neighbourhood: Logan Circle/ Shaw
  • Phone Number: +1 202-265-5700
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