U Street

Etete

30

942 9th St. N.W.,
Washington,
D.C.,
United States,
20001.

Brothers Yared and Henock Tesfaye, Ethiopian transplants, opened Etete in 2004. The restaurant, a gift for their mother, serves traditional Ethiopian food and has managed to distinguish itself from the plethora of other Ethiopian restaurants in the area, now known as Little Ethiopia. The no-frills dining room has small, wooden tables, hardwood floors, yellow walls, and a modest bar. The restaurant’s namesake, the Tesfaye brothers, serves as executive chef preparing both meat and vegetarian dishes, including gored gored, spicy beef cubes with mitmita, hot ground pepper.