What's Wat? - By Victor Tanner and Willet Weeks
Washington Is a Center for Ethiopian Cooking and Culture.
Here's How to Find the Area's Best Ethiopian Restaurants
This 18th Street standard, one of DC's best-known Ethiopian restaurants, has always catered to American customers as well as Ethiopians, and the waitresses are accustomed to helping the uninitiated. The food is good--the dulet is delicious--and the setting, with the mezzanine and the traditional mesob (low wicker dining tables), is pleasant, but one gets the impression that Ethiopian customers are served more authentic fare. Fasika's has undergone a recent renovation, and the owner seems to be catering even more to non-Ethiopians
Fasika's draws an eclectic crowd that comes to enjoy live music and dining on two levels. The covered outdoor patio is frequently full of diners, giving passersby whiffs of fragrant North African spices emanating from giant plates.
Wicker stools and low tables for sitting and eating, plus Ethiopian art, rugs and tapestries, adorn the restaurant.
Ethiopian dining is an experience: tear a piece of injera bread and use it to grab food from a central plate. Fasika's offers meat, vegetable and bean dishes in various combinations, as well as Ethiopian beer and wine..." >>more
Visitor Guide Publishing
Fasika's is Washington's best Ethiopian cuisine served in the most intriguing atmosphere, located in the heart of Adams Morgan. Fasika's is more than a terrific restaurant, its a real experience in authentic Ethiopian dining. Traditionally attired staff serve exotic and delicious lamb, beef, poultry and seafood in an elegant setting. Enjoy live jazz entertainment every evening. Open for lunch Friday through Sunday and for dinner 7 days a week ..." >>more