Dukem Ethiopian Restaurant

District of Columbia, USA

3.2 / 2 votes

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Ethiopian Restaurant

Offers standard Ethiopian fare with a vegetarian section clearly marked. They are an upscale restaurant and have an appropriate atmosphere for formal dining & entertainment but welcome people in relaxed, casual clothing as well.

There's plenty of seating and includes an outdoor seating area, a bar, and features live entertainment every night.

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

Added by Cass Danger on Jun 30 07 (last updated Jul 17 07)

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A few local Ethiopians recommended this place but I didn't particularly care for it. The service was poor, the prices were high, and the food was average. The mixed vegetarian platter was pretty good (but not worth the price), but the sambusa was terribly dry and tasted as though it had been deep fried twice then sat out all day.

We made clear that we were all vegan and wanted no animal products but the waitress kept suggesting meat dishes to one of my friends. She finally suggested a "Dukem Salad" as her entree but it ended up being a small plate of tomatoes with onions and jalapenos.

Go to Meskerem.

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At 12th St NW


$$ - average


  • MasterCard Visa


  • Ethiopian/Eritrean


  • Kid-Friendly
  • Large Group-Friendly
  • Live Music
  • Outdoor Seating


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11am - 2am
11am - 3am
11am - 2am

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