First-Rate Ethiopian Food in Georgetown
Das Ethiopian Cuisine at 1201 28th St. NW in Georgetown reconfirms that D.C.’s Ethiopian cuisine scene is well-worth trying your hand(s) at.
At the end of M Street NW sits the white-bricked, content looking Ethiopian restaurant Das, formerly Zed’s. Inside, patrons will find a dimmed intimacy with draped windows, candlelit tables and warm, cream-colored walls. Looking dining-room elegant but nondescript, Das fills in the details with a menu full of color and spice.
Catering both to carnivores and vegetarians, Das serves up thick, flavorful wot with ample amounts of injera bread to soak it all up. DC on Heels opted for the vegetarian sampler, which featured all the main courses on the greener side of the menu presented on an unbroken slab of spongy injera.
What might look like only indistinct blobs of mush here are in fact rich pools of taste, texture and spice! Highlights from this veggie ensemble included red lentil wot, a split pea puree and, my favorite, the eggplant and carrot wot, which came swimming in a stewed tomato sauce.
With only your God-given utensils to use, Ethiopian food makes for a cozy, tactile experience with lots of dish swapping and finger licking. The injera bread is used to pinch the food on its journey from plate to mouth giving the whole experience a DIY, choose-your-own adventure feel.
Although the inherent messiness of Ethiopian cuisine might not recommend itself for a first date, Das’ close interior and reasonably priced menu makes it the perfect location for a young love date night. Check it out.
Das Ethiopian Cuisine is located 28th and M Streets NW. It is open 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Sunday.