Welcome to Meaza Ethiopian Cuisine
Ethiopian owner Meaza Zemedu’s Meaza Restaurant, Cafe and Gourmet Grocery Store have been featured in such press outlets as the Washingtonian and the Washington Post, was born of humble roots. Meaza Zemedu started her business by supplying local Ethiopian stores with her home-baked injera bread, a crepelike staple of Ethiopian cuisine.
Demand for the tangy bread grew, allowing her to open her majestic restaurant, which welcomes guests to dine on traditional Ethiopian fare. Northern Virginia Magazine heaped praise upon the menu, including the doro wat stew—the national dish of Ethiopia—which includes chicken, red pepper, garlic, and hard-boiled eggs. Many of Meaza’s dishes are flavored with purified, spiced Ethiopian butter, from the ye beg kikil—lamb stew in spicy sauce—to the kifto—ground beef traditionally served raw or rare and mixed with cardamom and a mitmita spice blend. The chefs still bake Zemedu’s injera from teff grain as an ubiquitous side and utensil alongside the fare.
Our complex Ethiopian spice blends enchant guests throughout our 7,000-square-foot space—which comprises a dining room, gourmet grocery store, and banquet hall—as they admire portraits of Ethiopian emperors painted on lambskins. Throughout three elevated tiers, white and red cloths coat each table and patrons recline into patterned cushioned chairs. Sweeping bands of color swirl and draw eyes toward the ceiling, enhancing the dining room’s air of spaciousness.
What Our Customers Say About Us
September 16 was my wedding day and I rented Meaza Restaurants hall for my reception. I was pleased beyond measures.with the service, amazing food, great ambience and friendly staff.
I really appreciate your effort to make our day perfect.
I and my wife want to thank you a million times and highly recommend the venue for small events.
We love this place. The special vegetarian combo is fantastic, especially the spicy lentils and the shiro. Always an enjoyable meal whenever we visit
I had my wedding at Meaza Restaurant on July 22 2017. The food was amazing, the servers were so nice and very helpful and the owner (Meaza) was taking care of everything as if she was the mother of the bride. I was extremely satisfied with everything especially the price. Thank you for the great service and for making my wedding more exciting!
Consistently excellent Habesha dining, and let's not forget the smiling welcoming hostess who always makes your visit a pleasant one. Betam turu!!🤗🤗
Very nice restaurant, good food, excellent service, and friendly staff. Really enjoyed the time.