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Feb 27, 2009 12:39 PM

Queen Makeda or other Ethiopian?

Hey folks,

I'm seriously craving some Ethiopian tonight but want to try something other than Etete and Dukem, both of which I love. Thinking Queen Makeda. Thoughts?


Queen Makeda
1917 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

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  1. It's a favorite of mine. Make sure you get the red lentils and the combo green beans/carrots. Tibs wat is always a good choice. Beef rules here.

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    1. re: Steve

      Thanks, Steve :) I read your prior posts and was hoping you'd respond with recs! I will be sure to report back. The inside looks so cozy...

      1. re: SouthShore

        Steve -- sorry for the delayed review. I am SO glad I went to Queen Makeda. Environment was absolutely perfect. I have a hectic job and all I wanted on Friday was a quiet place, a cold beer and good food. Got it all at QM. We ordered the lamb tibs (I wanted the beef, but my boyfriend really was in the mood for lamb) and the veggie combo. The tibs was pretty standard, but my goodness, those veggies were outstanding. I'm STILL thinking about the red lentils. I was disappointed, though, when we ordered some kitfo later in the meal and our waitress told us a few minutes later that the kitchen was out. Other than that, total perfection. Above anything else, you just couldn't beat the atmosphere. Thanks for the rec!