Monday, May 23, 2011

Tegeste Ethiopian restaurant: nice people, good food

A friend and I checked out Tegeste Ethiopian restaurant on 14th between Parkwood and Perry the other day, and it didn't disappoint. It's a small spot, maybe 8 tables, and the ambience isn't amazing but the server was quite friendly and the food was good. Tegeste, the chef herself, even came out after the meal to thank us. According to Yelp that's pretty common, which is pretty cool.

We got the vegetarian combo and lamb tibs, which was more than enough food for the two of us. The veggies were good and  nicely seasoned (I especially liked the beets) the tibs was (were?) good as well. They have 5 Ethiopian beers for $5 each, and other beers for about the same or less. The prices for the food are reasonable too, the veggie combo was $12 and the tibs was about $8. They also have tej (honey wine) lots of coffee drinks and more.

I'm no expert on Ethiopian cuisine, but Tegeste seemed comparable to the places on U Street. I'll definitely be back.


  1. VERY tasty -- a few of us just went there for lunch. Thanks for posting!

  2. I tried and i was kind of disappointed. Sadly I don't think I'll be going back. I wanted to like it so bad too.


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