Chercher Ethiopian Restaurant and Mart, web site, 1334 9th St NW, Washington, DC, 202-299-9703 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Zagat | WaPo | Washingtonian | TripAdvisor | Ylp]
Could this be DC’s best Ethiopian place right now? Possibly so, even if my very first choices are now in the suburbs. This place has two standout features above all others, however. First, you can order an especially large vegetarian sampler here. Second, they serve the very best Doro Wat I have ever sampled. The kitfo is average for this area (which is quite good), and the tibs seemed a bit subpar. Go here for the Doro Wat, you won’t regret it, and add on the vegetables. Nice, homey atmosphere too.