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U Street


942 9th St. N.W.
Washington, D.C., 20001, United States
TEL: (202) 232-7600

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.

Insider Tip:

Parking in the U Street Corridor can be very difficult, especially on the weekends. Several Metro stops are within walking distance, including the Mt. Vernon Square station.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Bar Dining
  • Dinner
  • Full Bar
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Parking Available
  • Take-Out Available

Cuisine Type:: African/Moroccan


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