my partner and I heading to DC in a couple of weeks, and were distressed to hear that Fasika's had suffered fire-damage. Any word on a reopening (their website hasn't been updated recently)? Also, any recs for good Ethiopian while in town? Many many thanks in advance.
Five of us ate at Roha last Sat. evening; two of us are vegetarians and three don't care for spicy food. Our meal was terrific:
2 yebeg tibs (lamb, we asked for no hot spice in the meat itself, great)
1 derek tibs (beef, even better than the lamb)
1 vegetarian combo and 1 tikel gomen (vegetarian)
One of us had the honey wine
Total of about $65.
The atmosphere is nothing to brag about; it looks like a neighborhood bar with a lot of Ethiopian men (guess that must say something for its authenticity) sitting around it, some simple tables and chairs. Towards the end of our meal some incense was lit in the back of the restaurant which made the atmosphere smoky, though two new customers were sitting at a table in the front window and the air was clear there.
We'd definitely eat there again.
There are a couple of Ethiopian restaurants that regularly advertise in the City Paper that I don't think I've ever seen mentioned here. Anything wrong with Roha and Madjet, both on the U Street "block."
Madjet's ad says to try their house special "vayyagra" - I wonder what dialect that's in.