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
Authentic Ethiopian Cuisine. There are so many Ethiopian Restaurants in the DMV area, however Meaza offers one of the most unique Ethiopian experiences. Great food, amazing atmosphere and near to actual Ethiopian dish offerings.
It's a place to be if you wish to experience Ethiopian in it's all majesty.
Friendly service ,wonderful food, I've been coming here for 10 years & the test never change I don't know how they do it ...Awesome place to be.
Wonderful food and very helpful and nice staff. We had a wonderful time! Highly recommend, especially if you have never had Ethiopian food.
The food was amazing and well priced. There was two of us and we shared the vegetarian combo as well as a 1/2 kitfo and 1/2 tibs. Delicious and more than enough food! Service was a tad slow but not intolerably so.
OMG if you haven't tried this restaurant, you're missing out! Some of THE BEST Ethiopian food I ever tasted.