Offers standard Ethiopian fare with a vegetarian section clearly marked. Dishes include Shiro Wat, Misir Wat, Kik Alicha, and about 6 more entrees, or try a mesob sampler for $11 a person.

There's plenty of seating - including mesobs for those who want a more authentic eating experience.

Meskerem is open until midnight or later, great for night owls.

Added by timmy_tofu on Sep 12 06 (last updated Sep 8 12)

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I enjoyed eating here with a friend, who is not vegetarian but ate veg with me. I don't know how to distinguish the food here with almost all the other Ethiopian food I've eaten, so it seems like the standard good food I enjoy. The service was fine, nothing notable, and the atmosphere was bright and the location convenient.

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Some of the best food I've ever had. The only drawback is the service (inattentive at best). But the sampler was enough for two people to stuff themselves. Yum.

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Adams Morgan


On 18th street, right in the heart of Adams Morgan's commercial district. Meskerem is just south of the intersection with Columbia Road, kitty corner across the street from Asylum.

The Woodley Park/Adams Morgan and Dupont Circle metro stops are each about a 10 minute walk away.


$$ - average


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  • Ethiopian/Eritrean


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noon - midnight
noon - 3am
noon - midnight

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