Abiti, 1909 9th Street NW, Washington, DC, 202-328-2223 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [WaPo | City Paper]
Another from 9th Street. The lentils or split peas (Shiro) are the specialty. In fact they are the best I have ever had, anywhere, in any cuisine. The kitfo is first-rate as well. This is perhaps not the most versatile Ethiopian place, but it is one of the best. Note that all the seats are low-lying, and require you to bend over your food. I don’t mind but some might.

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  1. Mike says:

    Abiti closed and changed owners. It has now reopened as Shashemene, another Ethiopian restaurant. It’s now a brighter and more open space, with wood floors (or a facsimile) — now more like Etete in appearance. The vegetarian plate was excellent. My dining companion thought it tasted much like Abiti’s, but the waitress said it was prepared by different cooks.

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