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

 

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4.2 out of 5 stars

mimi lali
mimi lali

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

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!

gazi rahman
gazi rahman

4 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

This my first time eating in an Ethiopian restaurant. This restaurant is nice and clean, and very good customer service. I didn't like the test food that I ordered because I never had this kind of food before and also didn't know what's the best to order, but I am pretty sure they have a lot of good dishes.

Katie Skirving
Katie Skirving

4 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

Food was great. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because the bathroom was in rough shape.

Molla Gessesse
Molla Gessesse

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 months ago

Amazing Ethiopian Restaurant with exciting interior design. I love the set up, design and cleaness of the restaurant. The food is excellent! I recommend it 1000%!!

leslie luckritz
leslie luckritz

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 months ago

My favorite Ethiopian resturant. Love the beef tibs. So good! Can't wait to go back!

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Jim F.'s Review Jim F.
5 Stars

The food is CrAzY gOoD!!! Never have been to a Ethiopian food place and will DEFINITELY BE GOING BACK!!! I can easily say the food was delicious and the...

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Rudy H.'s Review Rudy H.
5 Stars

I just came back from the restaurant today.
we had Gored Gored (Raw), Bozena Shiro, Special Kitfo (Raw), and Yebeg Tibs.
still as great as always!

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