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Meskerem

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    RatingAvg. Dinner Entrée
    $$$$$Greater than $25
    $$$$$18.01 - $25
    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
    $Less than $7
  • Ethiopian, African, Vegetarian-Friendly
  • 2434 18th St NW, Washington DC20009 38.92133 -77.04219
  • (Btwn Columbia & Belmont Rd NW)
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  • (202) 462-4100
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Appetizers

Sambusa (2 Per Order) thin dough shells stuffed with a balanced blend of minced beef, green chili and herbs. this dish is lightly deep-fried in vegetable oil to a golden perfection   
Sambusa beef & chicken  (2 per order) 3.95
Vegetarian Sambusa (2 Per Order) this meatless alternative features a masterful compilation or vegetables with green chili, onion and herbs   
Vegetarian Sambusa lentil  (2 per order) 3.75
collard green and potato  (2 per order) 3.75
cabbage, potato and carrots  (2 per order) 3.75
Shrimp large fresh shrimp steamed, then served with meskerem's piquant sauce   5.95

Salads

Tomato Salad diced tomatoes tossed with onions and green chili and dressed with olive oil and lemon   5.50
Mekerem Salad feta cheese, tomato, lettuce, dressed in meskerem's house dressing (olive oil and lemon) sm 5.50reg 6.95
Ethiopian Potato Salad diced potato, green chili with meskerem's house dressing (olive oil and lemon)   5.50
Kay Seer Salad chopped beets, potatoes, onion and chili pepper dressed with meskerem's house dressing (olive oil and lemon)   5.50
Sinigg Karia chili pepper stuffed with seasoned onion and herbs   .75

Entrees

Beef

Kay Watt very lean chopped beef, simmered in hot and thick berbere sauce   11.95
Alitcha Watt extra lean chopped beef, simmered in a mild and flavorful onion and herb sauce   11.95
Special Tibbs cubes of choice lean beef, sautéed in special, spicy sauce   12.95
Zilzil Tibbs strips of choice lean beef, sautéed in butter, onion and herbs.   12.95
Bozena Shurro meskerem's highly seasoned milled chick peas (shurro) simmered in berbere sauce with cubes of lean beef.   11.50
Meskerem's Authentic Injera Is Made From Premium Teff, A Cereal Grain Unique To Ethiopia. Or Whole Wheat Fermented To Perfection. Please Let Your Sever Know Which Injera You Prefer To Be Served.

Lamb

Yebeg Kay Watt succulent lamb meat cooked to tenderness in a hot and thick berbere sauce.   12.50
Yebeg Alitcha succulentt lamb meat cooked in a mild and distinctly flavorful sauce.   12.50
Yebeg Fitfit pieces of mekerem's traditional injera soaked in one of the above lamb dishes.   12.50
Sigana Atkilt lamb meat slowly cooked with string beans, carrots and potatoes in a mild sauce.   11.50
Zilbo morsels of lamb, collard greens, and potato seasoned in a specialty mild sauce.   11.50

Poultry $11.75

Yedor Watt a drumstick and thigh cooked to tenderness in a hot and thick berbere sauce served ethiopian style with hard boiled egg   
Yedor Alitcha this mild version of yedor watt features a drumstick and thigh simmered to perfection in a mild thick sauce and served with a hard boiled egg.   
Yedor Fitfit pieces of meskerem's traditional injera soaked in one of the above poultry dishes   

 

Meskerem's Specialty

At Meskerem We Serve Food The Traditional Way: Affordable Prices And Generous Portions. To Continue With This Tradition, We Would Like Our Patrons To Order An Entrée Per Person.

Meskerem Messob a dazzling array of beef, chicken, and lamb with vegetarian dishes, arranged on our large serving tray. entree per person   
three or more people (per person) 13.50(one person) 13.95(two people) 26.95
Meskerem Tibbs tender chopped lamb sautéed to perfection with onion, green chili, seasoned butter and herbs.   13.50
Kitfo freshly minced, very lean beef mixed with mitmita and butter. kitfo, a specialty of the gurage people of central ethiopia, is served raw, like steak tartar, or lebleb (very rare). the butter has a special herb (koseret) that gives kitfo its flavor.   12.45
Gored Gored morsels of choice lean beef dipped in "awaze", a traditional sauce of milled pepper thickened with honey wine, butter and spices. gored gored is served raw or very rare.   12.95

Seafood

Shrimp Watt shrimp sautéed in meskerem's unique, hot and spicy berber sauce.   13.95
Shrimp Alitcha shrimp sautéed in a mild and flavorful onion and herb sauce.   13.95
Shrimp Tibb S shrimp sautéed with chili, awaze, onion and seasoned butter.   14.25
Shrimp Atkilt shrimp cooked with string beans, carrots and cauliflower in meskerem's mild sauce.   13.95
Assa Watt fillet of fish sautéed in meskerem's unique, hot and spicy berbere sauce.   13.50
Seafood Platter a hearty platter of shrimp, scallops and fillet of fish sautéed in meskerem's special sauce.   15.95

Vegetarian Entrees

Kik Alitcha slightly pureed yellow split peas simmered in a mild sauce of onion, herbs and spices.   9.95
Yemisir Watt pureed lentils are simmered in meskerem's own spicy berbere sauce.   9.95
Tikil Gomen sliced cabbage, carrots and potato chunks, cooked to perfection in a mild sauce.   10.25
Misir Azifa pureed lentils served next to a rare combination of finely chopped onions and green chillies mixed in vinaigrette sauce.   8.50
Gomen Watt chopped collard greens simmered in our unique, hot and spicy berbere sauce.   10.25
Shurro Watt seasoned milled chick peas (shurro) simmered in our unique, hot and spicy berbere sauce.   9.95
Vegetarian Messob a combination of vegetarian dishes arranged on a platter and served with tomato and potato salads.three or more persons (per person) 12.25(one person) 12.95(two persons) 24.95
Meskerem
2434 18th St NW
Btwn Columbia & Belmont Rd NW
(202) 462-4100
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