Looking for a yummy Ethiopian meal near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top Ethiopian spots around Washington, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fill the bill.

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1. Kokeb Restaurant & Bar


First on the list is Kokeb Restaurant & Bar. Located at 3013 Georgia Ave. NW in Park View, it is the highest-rated Ethiopian restaurant in Washington, boasting 4.5 stars out of 184 reviews on Yelp.

2. Zenebech Restaurant

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Next up is Adams Morgan's Zenebech Restaurant, situated at 2420 18th St. NW. With 4.5 stars out of 506 reviews on Yelp, it has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Chercher

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And Chercher, located at 1334 Ninth St. NW in Shaw, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the restaurant 4.5 stars out of 401 reviews.

4. Lalibela

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Finally, Lalibela restaurant, also in Shaw, is another go-to, with four stars out of 276 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1608 Seventh St. NW to see for yourself.

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