El Khartoum Restaurant

District of Columbia, USA

3.3 / 1 vote

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Cheap Middle Eastern Food

El Khartoum is a restaurant serving mostly Middle Eastern food with a number of vegan options. Vegan options include the falafel, hummus, baba ganouj, vegetable sandwich, and vegetable platter (that comes with hummus, falafel, salad, beans, and a couple other things). The restaurant is famous for its falafel.

The dining area is small and although dine-in food is served on glass dishes, all drinks are served in styrofoam cups and utensils are plastic.

Added by v.e.g.a.n. on Oct 4 04 (last updated Apr 21 09)

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The amount of food you get for the price is pretty good but the quality of the food is not very good. I got the vegetable platter and it had two kinds of rice, salad, falafel, hummus, baba ganouj, stuffed grape leaves, green beans, and fava beans.

They microwaved most of the food (including the stuffed grape leaves, which I found odd), and it didn't have much flavor. I was really turned off by the green beans, which were clearly from a can and also overcooked. The tahini sauce and hot sauce seem to be pretty watered down, but they dump so much of it on that it sort of makes up for the weak flavor.

The two guys working were non-native English speakers (surprisingly, it seemed like all the employees of the Mid-Eastern restaurant were African), but they were trying really hard to communicate. One of them didn't understand what I meant when I was specifying no eggs and no dairy, so he called the other guy over, who understood and explained to him what I meant. He also then assured me that the tahini sauce was just sesame and did not contain any dairy, which I thought was very thoughtful.

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Adams Morgan

Wheelchair Accessible


$ - inexpensive


  • Middle Eastern/Persian


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