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Letena Ethiopian Restaurant, Washington, DC

Letena Ethiopian Restaurant

4.7
4.7
94 Reviews
$30 and under
Ethiopian
Letena is a farm-to-table Ethiopian restaurant serving dishes made with natural, premium ingredients. Located in the heart of Columbia Heights, Washington DC, Letena is a family-owned destination centered around authentic, quality Ethiopian food.
Owner Yamrot Ezineh opened Letena’s doors in October 2016. Yamrot and her team love welcoming new and old friends to enjoy Letena’s delicious, fresh food. Their goal is to make the unique experience of Ethiopian food approachable for everyone, from vegetarians and vegans to meat-lovers alike.
Letena’s original Ethiopian dishes have won accolades from various publications and review platforms including Food Network, Washingtonian, TripAdvisor, and Yelp.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Ethiopian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (202) 733-4830
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Abay Mengestu
  • Catering
    Letena caters for all occasions, please contact us on www.letenadc.com
  • Neighbourhood
    Columbia Heights / Brightwood
  • Cross Street
    Entrance on Park Road
  • Parking Details
    Parking: $1.50/hr, Target/USDCA Shopping Center
  • Public Transit
    Metro: Columbia Heights, one block
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 94 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Healthy

  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Neighbourhood gem

  • District of Columbia

    Best Value

  • District of Columbia

    Healthy

  • District of Columbia

    Neighbourhood gem

94 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious! Our server was great and so knowledgeable about the food. Great dining experience.

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  2. jillr

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We will definitely be back. Best Ethiopian food I’ve had in a long time.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great people! Loved the vegetarian options.

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  4. Janet

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fun experience. Food was delicious and our server was very considerate and helpful. I will definitely return.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Leens is a family run restaurant and the owners are very friendly and welcoming. The food was delicious! I highly recommend this restaurant

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  6. Helena

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An absolutely delightful and delicious experience. Every item in the meat sampler we selected was absolutely incredible. The samosas were crispy and beyond flavorful. The iced tea was perfection. Staff was extremely kind and helpful. The wine selection was very reasonable. I can’t recommend this restaurant enough.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We wanted a restaurant where we could have great conversation over great food, and we certainly found it! Maybe the best Ethiopian food in DC, and the staff were thoughtful and gracious.

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  8. MinT

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food excellent portions were good. Nice decorations… highly recommend the cozy side room…. Feels more like being in a nice Ethiopian home with the decor…. Less like a restaurant

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  9. KrissyMannix

    New York City

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Good experience. Friendly service, although it was a tad slow. That said, I think they are more laid back here, they don't rush you at all.

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  10. SamT

    Nashville

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was the first experience with Ethiopian food for my Fiancé and I and we both really enjoyed it with Latena. We ordered a Veggie and Meat sampler with Samosas and it was a great portion of food, and we were hungry too! The spice blends were fantastic and we cannot wait to go back. Highly recommend.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Letena Ethiopian Restaurant using the Order Online button. Letena Ethiopian Restaurant also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates. Letena Ethiopian Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 733-4830.

Letena Ethiopian Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 94 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Letena Ethiopian Restaurant

3100 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Entrance on Park Road
  • Neighbourhood
    Columbia Heights / Brightwood
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–9:45 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Ethiopian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Parking: $1.50/hr, Target/USDCA Shopping Center
  • Public Transit
    Metro: Columbia Heights, one block
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Abay Mengestu
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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