D.C.’s Dukem Ethiopia Restaurant

Since I’ll be spending a short weekend in D.C. two weeks from now, I thought I’d search for a dining experience that is new for both my father and myself. The Dukem Restaurant immediately sold itself as being that experience. I’ve eaten at several Zagat rated places, but never an Ethiopian one with a RAVING Zagat review! Not that I base my attendance at any place solely off reviews, but a number of recent great ones from CNN, USA Today, AOL CityGuide and numerous newspapers doesn’t hurt. Apparently Dukem has achieved local and national acclaim for exceptional cuisine and popular entertainment. Dinner shows run from 6PM – 9PM on a pretty regular basis and the atmosphere is elegant while being relaxed. As far as the food is concerned, Dukem Restaurant has a complete menu with dishes like sambusa, kitfo, tibs, kornis, alicha, and the fish and vegetarian combo which is only served during fasting season. Looks very, very promising. I can’t wait to dig in!

Dukem Ethiopian Restaurant is located at 1114-1118 U St. & 12th St NW, Washington D.C. 20009