The Ethiopian sambusa meets the Asian spring roll....

Newly reopened Etete, is not just the same old, DC Ethiopian restaurant

"I was recently able to get a sneak peek and tasting of some of the items on the new menu and I was blown away."

"If your looking for a place with flavorsome food, charming ambiance and friendly service, I would suggest you make a reservation at Etete and thank me later!"

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The 24 Karat at Etete.  "The new Shaw spot has strong cocktail game, with one top seller being the 24 Karat featuring tequila, St Germaine, passion fruit, carrot juice, lime juice, and bird's eye chili syrup."

"Roberson culls influence from across the globe – hello blistered sardines – but maintains a connection to his restaurant’s namesake...if desert is your style, seek out the almond cardamom cake. It comes with an Ethiopian coffee meringue cookie that evaporates on your tongue like magic. Only it’s not magic. It’s just delicious."

"...the chef was not limited to the flavors or techniques of Ethi­o­pian cooking when composing dishes. The owners gave Roberson carte blanche to draw inspiration from his own culinary background.  As a result, the opening menu at the revamped Etete reads unlike you've ever seen before."

Kojo explores what Etete's new look and menu says about changing expectations in U Street corridor.

Five Restaurants to Try This Weekend.  Get out of the comfort zone. Friday Night: Eat at Etete.  The Ethiopian spot at 9th and U Street NW has reopened with new menu and decor.

"This restaurant serves modern Ethiopian food that you don't eat with your hands...Both Chef Roberson and Tesfaye say their goal is to maintain the fundamental flavors of Ethiopian cooking but present them in the context of a modern American restaurant...still honoring the Ethiopian culture because the spice is there."

Tim Carman

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