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Dama Bakery

1505 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204-4506
+1 703-920-5620
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
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Ethiopian, African, Vegetarian Friendly
1505 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204-4506
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was good, and the service quicker than in some Ethiopian restaurants. Noisy, almost had to yell. The restaurant is small with not a lot of tables. We were early enough that it was not a problem. The place is a bit disorganized. The...More

Thank Lynn830
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Very disappointing. The beef cubes, cooked with onions and peppers had nicely sauteed and mildly caramelized onions, but raw peppers, and tough beef cubes. Rather than sauteing the onions and peppers, and separately searing the beef cubes, the cook apparently cooked the onions and beef...More

Thank V M
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Other than two large groups of men and a few other smaller groups of diners, the restaurant was not full, contrary to what other reviewers experienced. Even so, our food took a really, really long time to arrive. The servers were kind and helpful with...More

Thank Legiope
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Second time. Love it. It's better to stop during the weekday when they have a buffet. It's very expensive with much smaller portions on the weekends.

Thank Lynn P
Reviewed 19 October 2016

the real deal when it is packed with locals. Prices affordable, large servings, and delicious food. Bakery items were tasty and smelled wonderful.

Thank Hayley F
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Our first Ethiopian dinner and we were very favorably impressed. We walked there from Sheraton Pentagon. The meals and desserts were excellent See photos

Thank william s
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

My nephew wanted Ethiopian so we headed over to check out this place which is essentially 3 venues-- a bakery, a food store and a restaurant. We had an early dinner in the restaurant. I'd highly recommend the vegetarian sampler which was excellent. The meat...More

Thank Urbanfarmgrl
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Our son and daughter-in-law took us here for dinner while we were visiting. They ordered a vegetarian combo and a second, smaller vegetarian dish; it was enough to feed the four of us. The food was delicious. Our waitress offered to bring more injera after...More

Thank Marcy T
Reviewed 13 February 2016

Title says it. Staff were very patient and helpful to us, as we were not at all familiar with Ethiopean food. This is really three places -- a restaurant, a coffee house with great pastries, and a place to buy baked good to take out

Thank ArthurFink
Reviewed 24 August 2015

The owner's name is Hailo Dama, and his sister does all the baking. It was mentioned to me that his sister learned the trade from the White House baker during the Regan era. So I guess the pastries you eat at Dama will have the...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1505 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204-4506
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-920-5620
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