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May 24, 2011 09:08 AM

Ethiopian in Baltimore

We moved to Baltimore from DC about a year ago, and while my husband isn't a fan of Ethiopian cuisine, it's something I miss. In DC I really liked Etete and I found Dukem to be fine. I had also tried a place in Georgetown but it was mediocre and overpriced compared to the U Street places.
Baltimore is more limited in its Ethiopian options, although I know Dukem has an outpost there. On Friday I'm taking the day off work and thought I could enjoy a solo lunch of Ethiopian food somewhere in Dukem my best bet? Any reports on Azeb's or Tabor? Or other options?

1942 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

U Street Cafe
1301 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009

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  1. Dukem's good. So is Tabor, but I felt a little out of place there. I think Tabor has better yellow split peas, but I like the whole fish at Dukem. I haven't tried Azeb's or Elfegne.

    1. I think both Tabor and Elfegne are better than Dukem. Tabor is full of Ethiopian taxi drivers, friendly. Elfegne has a more limited menu as it is less popular.
      But the unique aspect to Dukem is the Ethiopan-style sweet wine it serves, made by a maryland winery.