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  • Ethiopian, African
  • 8233 Fenton St, Silver Spring MD20910 38.992612 -77.023872
  • (Btwn Silver Spring & Thayer Ave)
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  • (301) 589-1400
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User Ratings (Based on 8 reviews)

Food 3.1 Value 3.3
Service 2.8 Atmosphere 3.5

Other Restaurant Info

(301) 589-1400
(301) 589-1999
(301) 589-4279
Lunch Buffet Mon-Fri: 11am-2:30pm
Sun-Thu: 11am-1am Fri-Sat: 11am-2am
Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Buffet, Catering, Good for Groups, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Take Out

User Reviews

  • Addis Ababa

    Posted by McGlick502 on 01/25/2013

    Fantastic food, poor service

    I love the food here. I think they may have changed chefs semi-recently because the food and menu has changed a bit, but it's all still delicious. The service here is consistently disappointing! The waitresses are not very welcoming or helpful, and you wait forever to get their attention. Yet knowing this, we still always come back. The food is worth it.

  • Addis Ababa

    Posted by Kidist on 12/26/2012

    Not recommended

    The waitress drove me crazy. I ordered one platter but she brought two platters. Besides the food was unappetizing.

  • Addis Ababa

    Posted by Chu on 08/07/2010

    Late Night!

    Very accommodating for late night dining. Ordered an appetizer of triangular pockets of beef, jaleprnos, & onions, which came out promptly and was delicious. Entrees (beef, chicken, and pork) came out family-style, and was happily consumed as well. Finished with the homemade baklava. A very nice meal after a long day and a long drive.

  • Addis Ababa

    Posted by Berke on 02/16/2008

    Less than good service

    Addis Ababa Restaurant has good food at reasonable prices. I have eaten there on several occasions but do not plan to go back any time soon. I've found that their service is very slow and poor, especially for Ethiopian patrons. Upon entering the restaurant, there is often no one to greet or seat guests. On one particular occasion, my guests and I waited for about 45 minutes to get our food, while patrons arriving after we did ordered, were served and finished their meals. On our last visit, we also noticed that the restaurant added an additional 16% to our check even after we had added it to our receipt. We have the receipt to prove it. So my advice is "always pay with cash at Addis Ababa", and prepare to wait a really long time for your food.

  • Addis Ababa

    Posted by MissJess on 01/17/2008

    Love the rooftop dining

    I love the atmosphere at this place. The food is delicious (I really enjoy the shiro wat) but it's just very pleasent to chill on a rooftop. It gives it a nice neighboorhood vibe. I took a group of people here for my birthday and Addis Adaba treated us to a gratis bottle of honey wine. Way nicer than your typical sheet cake that you get for a birthday.

  • Addis Ababa

    Posted by Anonymous on 01/16/2008

    not quite

    The decor was fairly charming. Our server was pleasant. The food was ok taste wise, pretty good standard fair. However, while paying the bill the server was sure to stand next to us and ensure that we had paid the tip accurately of at least 16[%], and suggested that we put in more than what we had placed on the table. If it weren't for the way the server had acted, I would have recommended this restaurant to others, because it had a good atmosphere and food was reasonable.

  • Addis Ababa

    Posted by Sherry on 01/08/2008

    I have had better Ethiopian food

    As a lover of Ethiopian food, I was glad that Silver Spring opened one not too far from the new downtown. Unfortunately, it is not as good as the other Ethiopian resturants in the Washington, D.C. area, such as in Adams Morgan. I found that the vegetables had an after taste and the collard greens were not edible. It is also off the beaten track, some 4 blocks from the downtown. You should not walk alone to this resturant. We went at 8 pm on a weekend and the neighborhood was deserted and there were several active drunks walking around. I would suggest still going to Adams Morgan for good Ethiopian food.

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